In a little over 2 weeks a friend and I are headed to Hartford.
I have 2 meetings regarding jobs lined up with a possible third.
One is with a recruiter. Just a meeting so he can get to know me better and find other options of placements. Not one specific job is in mind, but its at least a movement in the right direction. I'm hoping that when we meet face to face, it will make me become a real person and not just a document attached to an email.
The second one (actually, it will happen first) is with a VP at a large insurance company. We were introduced through a mutual contact. Since the introduction, she has become a great mentor and help. She has helped me see that my accomplishments are accomplishments and not something to be brushed off as nothing.
I am meeting with her on the first day and she plans to introduce me to a teammate of hers who has an actual position open.
So it isn't actual interviews I have, but could definitely lead to something.
As long as I don't blow it.
Thoughts have been rolling around in my head. I have to find the confidence in myself or everyone will see right through me. (Although I usually do a pretty good job of hiding my anxiety...hope I can pull it off that week :-)
One thing that scares me is the guaranteed question that all interviewers ask: "What is your weakness?"
I have a long, long list of weaknesses. Talk to me for 5 minutes and you'll be sure to see at least a few. But how do I pick one and then turn it into a strength when so often I feel like I let my strengths be my weaknesses?
One night I was snuggling Reagan while he was supposed to be going to sleep, but was crying. He felt that he was outdone by his older brother. I kept reminding him that Riley was three years older and of course he could run faster and jump higher...it didn't mean Reagan was not as good. Riley and I tried to assure him that Reagan was a better athlete than Riley was at his age. He just needed to keep growing.
Reagan wouldn't hear any of it. Finally, I whispered "I wish you could see yourself like I see you" and he snuggled into me and went to sleep.
Later as I was
I am asking for prayers over the next few weeks. I so badly need to find stable employment and this long job hunt is getting difficult. I will do my best to update the blog daily and let you know how things went as they progress.
I'm looking forward to our trip. I'm planning on 2 days of interviews/meetings and then 2 days of catching up with friends, meeting new ones, and just relaxing. I'm excited to introduce my friend to my CT
I'm homesick and ready for a visit. Few understand how I can be homesick for a place that's never actually been my home, but I am. And I'm ready to be there for good.