allangtegek: footsteps on the beach (voetstappen)

I have a job again! Well, to be fair, I'm starting the 22nd so I don't necessarily have it at this very moment, but you know, I have a job. At the post office. Starting 10 hours a week, but I want to work 12-15 hours a week during semesters and ideally some more over the summer. I already know I'm not going on vacation this year, so there's that. (And I need the Ministry of Justice to declare me Safe to Handle Mail *g* good thing the thing that was unhappened was unhappened, eh? Also, it costs €30.05 to request one of those things. What good's that 5 cents? Lol.)

I shall have money again. Yay! I have decided to celebrate by getting a haircut. I might get it dyed, but then again I also might not. I kinda wanna tell them to do what they think will look nice. Else it'll just be the chop again.

Also, I have an appointment with the study advisor person in two weeks, finally. That only took me half a year; much like actually going after the whole work thing took me months even if we're being generous. I was thinking about trying TNT in like January 2009. *sigh*

(PS I just tried to use Studielink again and, guess what? I don't remember my password. I hate that site so much. Grrr.)

allangtegek: a tomato (the symbol for the dutch socialist party, in place of the rose) trying to look innocent of any wrongdoing (*innocent*)
Job interview went... well, it went. The woman conducting it isn't sure if it's the type of job for me, because, well, I like to hear myself talk too much. *g* This is pretty unavoidably true, so for now I'll attend a training day this Saturday, to see if the job suits me and I suit it, and if not, no harm done and I'll have to look elsewhere.

Since it was only 15.12 at that point, I decided to crash the master's presentation party anyway, and I'm glad I did. A lot of things are much clearer now, and I know what I will and won't have to worry about. I still wonder about the letters of recommendation, though, since I got my highest grades in Phonetics and Phonology but I probably won't be doing anything with that. (And by that I mean I need a teacher who doesn't think I'm just some lazy chick who never does anything. Or alternatively, who know I'm just some lazy chick who never does anything but who would nevertheless recommend me.) Lastly, I'm almost surprised how unsurprised I was at the other people who'll be pursuing the research master's...

Though I did forget to ask about that Comp. Ling. grade, because it had slipped my mind again. Whoopsie... I NEED TO KNOW IF I'M FUCKING SCREWED OR IF THIS GUY IS JUST SLOW! GET ME THAT DAMN GRADE!!

Heee!

Mar. 9th, 2009 05:54 pm
allangtegek: a pattern of dirt particles in a puddle of water (shani :])

Let's open this journal on a positive note! I just heard back from the place I applied for a job at last week (they do on-the-street and door-to-door donation recruitment for several charities).

Their email said they'd respond within two working days (so that'd be from Tuesday to Thursday or Wednesday to Friday), so after Friday I was worrying if I'd listed my phone number correctly--I'm a worrier, it's just what I do--but it makes sense to draw it out over the weekend.

I think I handled the first call reasonably well, considering I couldn't recall which charities they worked with off the top of my head and away from the computer and inadvertently called their website unclear (oops!). I now want to work for them because, while I can't contribute to charity financially at the moment, I can give some of my time to indirectly help charities. It has the benefit of being true.

I even managed to bend what I did at my previous job (analysing voicelogs) into being a way to get some rhetorical analysis with regard to the recruitment process, and once in a blue moon I did do some recruitment myself, which I think should count as semi experience. Being good at public speaking (I opted for on-the-street because it's closest to what I am very comfortable doing: addressing an audience) and being reasonably able to get my thoughts across are pluses too, of course.

That leaves the perhaps biggest obstacle between me and a job that involves talking to people: I find it incredibly difficult to approach strangers. It's easiest in real life, though. I get far more nervous with telephone and email, so it should be a little less of a problem. And as I said before, I've long thought that I'd need something like this to get over whatever it is that gives me this trouble.

(Honestly, isn't it weird how initiating contact with strangers almost cripples me with nervousness but public speaking comes pretty easy to me?)

I have a job interview this Thursday at 15.00. :D

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