A little late, I apologize, but with seven weeks in the book that only leaves five left to accomplish my goal of landing a job within 12 weeks of graduation. Please, don’t remind me that I’m actually almost done with Week 8 as I write this post! So here’s for an update…
Week 7 saw some highs and lows. I had another phone interview, this time with James River Cellars. Unfortunately I found out yesterday via email that they filled the position I applied for (Retail Sales/Event Coordinator). That’s okay though, I have to admit I wasn’t all that psyched about the hours required vs. the hourly pay rate. Especially considering after my wonderful experience at Bon Vivant Market in Smithfield, VA the bar was set pretty high in terms of wine tastings and retail sales. All in all though I have enjoyed my experience at the James River Cellars tasting I went to about a month ago and sampling their wines at the recent Zest Fest fundraiser (more to come on that later).
I also learned of my rejection from another application yesterday as well. My application with Albemarle County Fire/Rescue was rejected… burn! (no pun intended) Pretty lame when you can’t even make it past the initial application screening to the CPAT and written testing portion. I think some of the contributing factor may be my lack of fire experience. At least that’s the only thing I can think of because I certainly have quite a great deal of EMS experience for a candidate of my age, well at least in my opinion I do. Strike 2.
So I was always a pretty good batter with 2 strikes on me back in the day (yeah I feel old) when I played baseball just about year round. I also had a great eye for the strike zone and could work the count deep, even walk if necessary. That being said I’m hoping that my luck will turn around this weekend as I head to our nation’s capital to conduct my in-person interview with Fund for the Public Interest. Of course it would be nice to hit a home run, but as I always said when I played… you have to get on base first before you can score. I’ll take a base hit on this one for sure. No need to swing for the fences and risk popping up for an out, or even worse completely missing the ball.
Hope you enjoyed the baseball analogy folks, just a subtle reminder its Spring Training time of the year, which means I’m excited!!
Until next time, Cheers!