Friday, August 16, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things- August 16th

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Well, it's Friday again and I've actually got some pretty big things to celebrate.

The Last BIG Wedding
As you're reading this I am either on route to Brooklyn or in the process of checking into the hotel and being sucked into the vortex that is my pseudo brother-in-law's wedding.  It's the second wedding-that-ate-Manhattan this summer, the first having taken place back in June.  Like that one, it's a three day event with today being the rehearsal dinner.  The reason it's such a big deal and subsequently why I'm celebrating is that it's the LAST one.  The last time I'll have to write a best man speech, the last time I'll have to sacrifice an entire weekend to a wedding, the last time I'll have to try to not have a vicarious panic attack as I videotape my sweetie standing up in front of a crowd of strangers saying the words I wrote.  The LAST BIG WEDDING.  (I have to specify big because, of course, there is another wedding in October.  But it's a one day event and neither he nor I are involved in the planning or execution of it!)

Come Sunday night we will be en route back home with the heavenly relief that comes from having survived this monstrous summer of weddings.  And that, my friends, is the biggest celebration of all!

Job Search Progress
I couldn't stay down too long about not getting invited to a second interview because no sooner had I applied to another new position than I got invited to do a phone interview with them!  (It seems that all big companies do phone interviews first.)  This one, thankfully, went MUCH better than the last one.  Primarily because she called at the time she said she would and I was at home and actually prepared to talk to her. 

Of course I can over analyze it and think about what might've sounded bad or inspired doubt but I'm trying really hard not to do that because at the time I felt pretty good about it and I'm really hopefully I'll get called for an in-person interview.  I'll let you all know, of course.  Wish me luck!

Also, a friend of mine is doing me a huge favor by contacting a recruiter in the company he works for and forwarding them my resume.  First he e-mailed me asking for it, which I gladly gave him, and he submitted it online.  That part worked; I got the invitation to fill out an application.  But then the technical difficulties started.  Long story short, several e-mails with failed links and serious suspicion of system failure later and he decided to just bring it to her himself.  Needless to say he didn't have to go through any of that for me and I am so incredibly grateful to him for going out of his way to help me.  Brian: you rock my socks off!

Not bad for a week, huh?  I'm looking forward to hearing what all you wonderful people are celebrating but depending on internet availability (and time) at the hotel I may or may not be able to visit today.  If I can't swing by this weekend I will certainly be by Monday.  But please feel free to leave comments because I will, eventually, return the favor!

And now it's time to hop along and spread the love!



  1. Hope you manage to have some fun at the wedding too! I haven't heard of phone interviews, you are right not to try and analyze too much, you'll make yourself dizzy. Hopefully your dream job is just around the corner. Enjoy the wedding.

  2. Good luck with the wedding this weekend. And that's a really awesome friend to do all of that for you.

  3. Fingers crossed for the job search! And have a good time at the wedding. Hope it's not too hot there - Brooklyn in the summer could go either way. :)

  4. That's not bad at all for a week, Bev! Glad the interview was superior, and good luck!

  5. Sounds like a productive week- good luck with the job search. When did companies start doing phone interviews, anyway? You're the third person I've talked to lately that's had one.

  6. Hi Beverly,
    I hope the last big wedding is more fun and less frazzling than you anticipated. I'll be thinking of you. Good luck on the job hunt! I'm sure you'll find just the right one and they'll be as excited as you are.

  7. At least the big wedding is almost over. Good-luck with the job search. I am also looking for a new job and know that it is not easy. I tagged you for a meme on my blog if you are interested.

  8. It sounds to me that the small things you're celebrating this week are pretty darned BIG. Enjoy the wedding, and good luck with the job search.

  9. Woo hoo! Congrats on the phone interview--I'm so glad to hear it went well, and that you may have a lead on another job.

    Enjoy your time off from weddings! :)

  10. Oooh enjoy the wedding and fingers crossed the interview leads to something!

  11. I just returned from vacation and hopping around. Hope you had a blast at the wedding. Have a great week!

  12. Sounds like you had a great week. Good luck with your interviews. I was a career counselor for years, and interviews are tricky to negotiate!


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