Oy vey. So I go for weeks at a time with nothing going on in my job search. Check out the boards, make applications, and then? Radio silence. Just when I feel like I should just give up, I'll get a call from one of my "better than nothing" jobs for an interview. Something I'm not wild about, but hey, it's a paycheck. And every single time that happens, before I even meet with them, something better appears on the horizon. Naturally, it's hard to muster up enthusiasm for the "meh" job when I'm thinking about the better one. And then the way the universe has been treating me, I end up with neither job, and the cycle resumes.
Well, a little over a week ago, I applied for a really cool paid summer program at my school. Something I am totally excited about. I ended up getting called in for an interview on this past Wednesday which went well. Snoopy dance! But, before I could focus on that, I get a phone interview with the awesome company
that I've been trying to get into since I moved back here. and ended up a second interview with them next Wednesday.
So the dates work as follows. School Program sends out offers next week, and students have until 4/24 to accept. There are no extensions to that date--you have to say yes or no and that's what they go with. I meet again with Awesome Inc on 4/11. By all accounts, there's usually a THIRD round of interviews with them, that tend to be scheduled sometime the week following. If my interview(s) go well, I have to expect that the earliest I'd know would be around 4/20. I would probably let them know about the School Program if I had an offer in hand from that to see if I can hear back from them sooner, although I have to be careful how I play that, bc they think of my ex-employer culture as being "pushy".
Now, if that doesn't make your head spin, as I was driving to school last night, I get a call from a recruiter I've been speaking to. She has a temporary position open that could lead to a FT job. I am not familiar with this company yet, but initial impressions are that I'd rank it slightly above School, and well below Awesome. She wants me to call her back today to discuss applying for it. I feel stupid complaining because all of this is better than nothing, but that's THREE jobs, each of which is interesting on it's own merits. And yet, if I'm stupid, I could end up missing out on all three, just because the one I really want is probably going to be the last one to be ready to make an offer.
Anybody have an umbrella I can borrow?