January 24, 2007

Posted by Rie On 4:12 PM
Ok, I know I haven't posted in the last few days and haven't really told anyone much about what I've been doing lately. Let me fill you all in on a little secret....

As most of you already know, I've been fighting with different career oriented decisions. School, more specifically, English BA just wasn't doing anything for me and working with teenagers was where my heart really is. Anyways, I saw a job opening working at a youthclub and afterschool activities for kids here in Vejle and I decided to take a chance. I applied for the job, not really expecting anything but hoping for something. It's almost a fulltime job - 30 hours pr. week. I got called in for an interview yesterday (Tuesday) and I was nervous! Some serious butterflies had found their way into my stomach. There was a panel of 5 people interviewing me and after an hour of questions and answers, I was pretty sure I blew it. They said if they were interested that I might be called in for a second interview. But that will take a couple of days and the more I thought about it, the more certain I was that I will not get the job.

Ok, I'm 27 yrs old and I have never done this before. Seriously! All the jobs I have had in my Danish life, I have gotten because I was at the right place and the right time and knew the right people. I have never in my life before sent off an application and gone to a formal interview with people I don't already know. It was scary. Since I have been a student most of my life, I've always had school and not a fulltime job, where I actually have to work and earn money for a living. Getting parttime jobs have always been easy for me. Getting a fulltime job was very new.

When I woke up this morning, I decided to not let this bring me down and still work towards my newly realized goals. I have a good life right now and the whole interview process was an experience that I can look back on for next time. My phone rings.....

I got the job!

No second interviews and I already have a meeting with the leader on Friday to sort through all those new job things - pay, vacation etc. Ok, so I haven't signed any papers yet but he said the words - the job is yours if you want it. I got the job! I'm in shock because I was so sure that I didn't get it and that the interview was shit. Of course I'll know way more on Friday but I thought I would let you all in on my little secret.

I have to work at the youth club now so I'll save the rest of the details for a later post.

7 Intelligent comments:

Tine said...

Congratulations - for finding out what you want to do with your life and for getting the job.

Stort stort tillykke

Glenda-Bean said...

Congrats! I knew it would all work out! I'm so happy for you!

Tanveer said...

Congrats! Way to go!

"Success is finding your lifework in the work that you love."

Deedee said...

Good for you! I'm so happy you have found something that you love and that you had the guts to go for it...Congrats!

Hogsberg said...

Way to go girl.. :-) You knocked them down you fab girl.. Im looking forward to hear more on Friday.. :-) Kram H

Rie said...

thank you everyone!

I'll admit it, I'm really excited and nervous! I can't wait to get all my questions answered and get all the details on Friday!

christine said...

rie, that is just awesome to hear! many congratulations for finding something that you just love and for following your goals. sometimes its so easy to get discouraged or intimidated by job hunting but you really blew them away in your first big job interview! and in front of a panel of 5 people! you must have really been amazing (no surprise!!).
congrats to you rie, you've taken a really big step in a new and exciting direction in your life!
can't wait to hear more about it in future posts.