Little did I know then that that was only the first of a slew of thankless jobs I'd have. Thanks to countless temp opportunities I've had the pleasure of working reception, being a Front Office Coordinator (my chosen euphemism for reception), an Administrative Assistant and an Executive Assistant. I've worked as a tenant coordinator where I had to radio engineers with my walky talky and alert them of broken urinals. I've been overlooked and ignored and had my name butchered on countless occasions. I've worked with around 6 employment agencies. I never thought I'd say this but I'm actually thankful to have had all of these experiences because they led me to today and today I was hired to be a recruiter at an AWESOME headhunting firm I've been working with.
I haven't been this excited about a job in ... well, ever. I am confident I can nail this job
- Interviewing candidates: Hello, I am the queen of making small talk and screening people thanks to my handy dandy small talk manual.
- Scouring CareerBuilder, Monster, and LinkedIn for candidates and then basically hounding and stalking them until they get back to me. what FUN! I am an expert at hounding and stalking
it's what's for dinner.
- Making friends with randoms - this is my favorite pastime. All of the employees at the Chevron in Oxford, Mississippi are a testament to this.
- Beefing up resumes - I'm a creative writer; embellishment is my
- Cold calling. I am a profesh prank caller and have been since I was like twelve. I can disguise my voice, feign excitement, happiness and basically be really fake. I have this in the bag.
- Knowing my way around the social networking playground - uh, I have almost 3,000 friends
- Sales. I convinced a guy at my temp job last week that I got a scholarship in high school for playing the triangles. I am pretty sure I can convince a client or candidate to work with me.
<I should've prefaced this post by announcing that it will be devoid of my usual self deprecation. I'm not letting my insecurities deter me from staying pumped about this job. Gotta think (and write) positively!>
Of course, I've got a lot to do before my job starts in a week. I need to:
1. Get my hairs did. I am 99% sure I am going back to my natural color after like 15 years of
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3. Take my blue nail polish off and replace it with something sophisticated. I wonder if they have a color called HeadHunter Hot Pink. (You better believe I just googled "colors that start with H." It was either hot pink or heather grey.)
4. SHART networking and STOP using the word shart... no better time than the present: If you or anyone you know is looking for a job in SF contact me. Also, if you have any recruiting experience and can spare some advice I would love to hear it. Thank you!
Happy hump day!