00:06

I have the wondrous pleasure of announcing that I have been offered a job!

After completing a telephone survey last week I was put forward to attend a face-to-face interview and assessment. My interview went very smoothly, surprisingly so, and I felt very at ease and confident in answering questions. The whole session was informal and not at all like I had previously imagined. The written test was straightforward and easy to complete. I left the session feeling satisfied with how I performed, especially for my first interview after university.

After completing my interview and assessments, I had returned home and was busy playing with my niece and nephew. I got a phone call from the company and I was curious because only about an hour had passed since the interview. At the meeting they had told all applicants that they would respond within the working week so the same day phone call was unexpected.

Accepting the job offer over the phone was a feeling I will never forget. I was pacing around when I heard the words, ‘we would like to make you a job offer’. I stopped in my tracks and thought I had heard them wrong. I was so excited and pleased at the same time that my face crafted itself into a huge smile. I accepted it gladly and breathed a huge sigh of relief afterwards.

I feel very blessed for this job opportunity and especially for it coming at this particular time in my life. Though this is a temporary position there is a high chance of my contract being extended, as the company like to work with the same staff over time. I feel it is a great blessing for my first interview to have gone so smoothly, and for me to get this job. I will definitely work hard and do my best in my working life, and in whatever else my future holds. Thank God.

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00:21

‘When you feel perpetually unmotivated, you start questioning your existence in an unhealthy way; everything becomes a pseudo intellectual question you have no interest in responding whatsoever. This whole process becomes your very skin and it does not merely affect you; it actually defines you. So, you see yourself as a shadowy figure unworthy of developing interest, unworthy of wondering about the world – profoundly unworthy in every sense and deeply absent in your very presence.’

Ingmar Bergman

22:30

A little background for those who are new followers to the blog:-

  • I recently finished my undergraduate studies at university and am waiting on my graduation in July.
  • I like to read books of all genres.
  • I enjoy documenting my thoughts.
  • I currently live in Edinburgh, Scotland, but I was born in Leicester down in England.

I feel like I hit a mini milestone today. I had my first telephone interview and am pleased to say that I passed it! My interviewer was friendly and informative, and made me feel at ease during the whole process. I have been put forward to have an official face-to-face interview next week, which is very exciting news. Onwards and upwards!

01:03

Looking and applying for jobs is taking its toll on me. I know that finding a job takes time and effort but already I am feeling discouraged by the whole process.

I sometimes wish I could fast forward my life; even just a tiny bit. I want to know what my life will be like a few months down the line. Will I still be unemployed? Will I be living in Edinburgh? So many unanswerable questions coursing through my head right now. Nevertheless the uncertainty of life is what makes it great. It is the same thing which gives us spontaneous roadtrips and surprise parties, as well as the dread of not knowing.

23:34

‘Think about it for a minute – I mean this seriously. In your whole life right up until today, how many people have really understood you? You, the whole package, not just the separate pieces – the vision, the humor, the dreams, the insight… Your own special way of interacting with the daily world… I believe if we’re lucky there will be only a few people in our lifetime who understand us and our choices. But more importantly they will appreciate the way we’ve brought our knowledge and experiences together and cooked them up into who we are.’

Jonathan Carroll

01:01

‘Feel it, understand it, overcome it.’

William Chapman

As a person trying to come to terms with an unfortunate change in circumstances, this quote really spoke to me. Wallowing in my own feelings will never make something go away, and no amount of ‘putting my life on hold’ will be enough. I have come to understand my situation and to take measures in overcoming it. I hope that whatever troubles I face can be accepted for what they are, for that is the first step on the road to recovery.