Wednesday, April 12, 2006

how many rejections was that?

I started applying for jobs in October. The tallies come to:

Job applications sent: 152+
Rejection letters: 5
Phone interviews: 11
In person interview: 1 (5.5 hours long though)
Job offers: 3 (might have been 4 but I turned down the opportunity to go to Maine)

Chance to turn down a job: PRICELESS! (Sorry had to throw that in)

Did I do too much? I don't think so. In the end, I have a job that sounds exactly like what I was looking for. We'll see if it lives upto my expectations. One good thing has already come of it. Jeff asked for a transfer out to Annapolis and they gave him one ... along with a promotion.

I start May 8th, he starts May 9th. I am alternatingly excited and nervous and terrified of this big move. Any words of advice?

2 comments:

Erika said...

Congratulations Sylvie! You worked so hard on your job search and it really paid off in the end. And congratulations to Jeff too. I can't wait to visit you guys so Mr. and Mrs. Moneybags can take me out to dinner! :)

Sylvie said...

Moneybags? I had a sudden image of both me and Jeff as really old farts with money under our mattress.

You better visit! I now have prood right here saying you will :-D