Friday, June 13, 2008

Interesting.

Apparently Lara is all up in my mind today.

Here's the comment she left me:

Women always have a tendency to undervalue themselves - it's sad. It's also apparently a big issue in job applications. Men will apply to all kinds of jobs they don't really qualify for because they figure they should just go for it. If women don't believe they fit all the requirements perfectly they don't bother. *sigh*

She's so right, you know?

And what's weird is, on the 11th I saw an advertisement for a job way outside my field, that looked really interesting and fun and like something I would be good at.

I tried to talk myself out of applying, with my usual self-doubt. But I didn't. I said, "Why not?" and I sent my resume.

They called me last night. I missed the call unfortunately, but when I called back this morning they wanted to see me. Today.

I went for my interview and before I had even left the building they were calling my references.

I don't know if it will work out, y'all, but it feels good to take a chance.

24 comments:

Kim said...

Good for you! You go, Girl!

J said...

Oh how awesome!!! I am totally excited for you!! I still haven't figured out what I want to do with my life. I wish I had some direction!

Suzy said...

Lara is right and it always pains me that more women aren't as gung-ho as I am. It's not like I'm the best at whatever I do, I just believe I can do anything I put my mind to. I hope you get the gig!

Chelle said...

Good luck!!

What happened with the other position you were supposed to get at your current employer? Did I miss something? Is it still as craptastic as your old position? I'm so confused...

Angie said...

I am so humping proud of you!

B&K said...

Yay, you!

I am Trish Marie said...

Awesome. Just awesome. Sometimes I wish I took more chances.

katydidnot said...

good vibes, your way.

Amanda Daybyday said...

Good luck!!! Hope you get it.

giants fan said...

wow! that sounds great! good luck!!

(ha- first I wrote "good lunch". I hope you have one of those, too!)

Lara said...

Yay! That's so awesome! Good for you!! :)

Sarcasta-Mom said...

Sweet! I've got my fingers crossed for you :)

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

OH, WONDERFUL! I hope it all works out.

Blue Momma said...

I'm so happy for you! I hope it turns out like you want, even if it doesn't get you any closer to Birmingham....

notmuchofacook said...

Keeping my fingers crossed.

Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

You go! Maybe I'll work on some self confidence today... seeings how those men softball coaches always intimidate me... at least today, i didn't let it get to me

Twisted Cinderella said...

That is wonderful! Good for you for applying! Good luck!

Kimberly said...

Fingers crossed. Like, big time crossed.

Whatever the result, so glad for you.

Jenski said...

Yay! Hopefully this will be motivation to take more (non-risky) risks. I am sure I would still hesitate next time in a similar situation, just remind yourself of how this one worked out.

J said...

brava and WOO! good for you! i hope we hear more about this, it sounds potentially exciting. :)

Dawn~a~Bon said...

That's great! I wish you the very best!!!!!

Catwoman said...

Squeal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Word!

Rachel said...

AWESOME!! Can't wait to hear what happens!!

EE said...

Congrats, Chick!!!!
Hope you get it (if you want it)!!!