Thursday, July 30, 2009

Where am I going?

As you probably know, I was working for the Census for a while, then after work ran out, I was unemployed for about a month. I started working for a temp agency about 2 weeks ago, and am currently a greeter and "ups" counter at a car dealership. Basically, I greet customers who come onto the lot, make sure a salesperson helps them, and then I make sure the salesperson enters the customer's information into the computer. It's interesting work, and quiet, especially compared to home! lol And I'm getting paid $9.00 an hour to stand around most of the day. :)

The thing is, I'm looking for a permanent full time job. The dealership is fun for now, and the guys are all nice, but it's not what I want to do long-term. I've gotten discouraged about putting in applications, because I'm either not hearing back, or getting the "thanks, but no thanks," or the job isn't what I thought it would be. I applied at Kohl's about 2 1/2 weeks ago, and hadn't called to check on it, because the lady I interviewed with said it would be about 2 weeks before I heard back. So yesterday I called, and they hadn't even called my references yet! The guy I spoke to said that he would do that and call me back this Friday after 5. We'll see, I guess.

I also just applied at Hobby Lobby for a co-manager position. I think I could do a pretty good job at it, except that after looking more closely, I have to have previous management experience. So I doubt I will even get an email from them.

I just want to be able to do something with my life. I don't want to be stuck as a cashier forever, but that's all I really have experience with, and can't seem to get further ahead than that.


Acci said...

Well, about the only thing you can do is to keep on sending out applications and keeping your eye open. Just don't pass up on a good opportunity because you're holding out for a perfect job that never materialises!

Nettie said...

One of the great things about having being a cashier hun is that you have excellent customer service skills! Use that to sell yourself! That's how I got the job at the bank. A lot of companies these days are really trying to sell the idea that they're customer friendly and so if you can say 'Hey, I have GREAT customer service skills' then they prefer that.
Also really sell the fact that your uber organised and have great time management skills. You've probably also trained other cashiers before? And I know you did some training while on the road too. So use that! A great line I've used in my CV is 'Intensive training of new staff, while providing on-going training and support for permanent team members.'

Don't let what you've done in the past be a barrier to what you can do. Keep sending in the applications and soon someone will see in you what we all do. We believe in you hun