I got a JOB

A few weeks back I wrote about searching for a J-O-B and how difficult it was to get interviews. Well I’m happy to report that I finally got the winning interview.

NEW JOB

I start my new job on the 26th working for Kroger. I’ll be in the corporate office in Nashville working in the accounting department. I am so excited for this opportunity. When I walked into the interview I felt the job was mine before we even started talking. There was just a peace I felt and I had been praying for days that God would send me to the right place that he had for me and the feeling of peace I had told me this was going to be my opportunity. There is opportunity to grow with the company and I could end up moving across the country if something presents itself in the future.

PROS and CONS

The only downfall so far is I will have to drive an hour each way to get to work, but after a while I’ll get use to it. Not sure if working 9 hour days is a pro or a con, but having to only work 4 hours per day on Friday is definitely a con. That way I have at least one day a week to take care of personal stuff without having to take off work to get stuff done.

EXCITEMENT

I really was beginning to think I would never get a job, but as soon as I walked out of the interview I knew the call was going to come that I had this job. When the phone rang two days later I knew I was going to be getting good news. I can’t explain the excitement I felt when she said the words, “we want to offer you the job!”  I’m looking forward to seeing where this job takes me.

Returning to the Workforce in Midlife

Our journey has changed again, and we decided to quit traveling so we could settle down and buy a house. In order to do this, I must go back to work, but I’m finding it difficult to find employment at this stage of my life.

EDUCATION

I have a master’s degree which I think helps and hurts me. It hurts me in some jobs I apply for as people think I’m overqualified and they do not give me the time of day as they don’t think I want to work for less pay than I’m worth. What they don’t understand is regardless of my education and background, I still need a job and sometimes we must take jobs that we might be overqualified for, so we can work.

EXPERIENCE

I have over 10 year’s experience working in financial industry jobs involving mortgage companies including processing and closing mortgage loans. My experience consists of both sides in regard to working with title companies and mortgage companies. I feel this gives me an upper hand as I have seen the process on both sides. I also have over five year’s experience working in accounting positions doing everything from account payables, account receivables, journal entries, general ledgers, reconciliations and more.

MIDLIFE

I’ve had a few interviews and I feel my age screams, “don’t hire her!” On the flip side I’m not so sure it’s my age as the fact that I don’t currently have a job, which has always frustrated me when trying to find employment that employers would rather hire someone who is currently working. I have a good excuse for not working currently and I don’t think that should be used against me. I still have all my experience and I still know how to work regardless of not having had a steady job for the past three years. I just need someone to give me a break and give me a shot.

FUTURE

I won’t be giving up anytime soon as I have goals and dreams and one of those is to own a house again and we will have our house no matter how long it takes to fulfill our goal.