Sunday, January 29, 2012

Am i going corporate?

Hi pretty girls!
I hope your having a great weekend! Mine was supposed to be productive, but is turning out not to be..

So let me jump right in to my post today!
Thsi last Monday i was contacted by a company about a resume i had submitted to them back in October when i was a mad women hunting for another job! I think i sent out my resume to about 30 companies a day! With no luck. I wanted a new job so bad i even applied to jobs i was under qualified for. Cuz you never know, and it doesnt hurt to try, right?
So when i get this call from this area code i dont recognize i let it go straight to voice mail, and Google the area code. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 
I listen to the voice mail and return there call.
The HR girl says she wants to do a phone interview with me and we jump right in.
& at this point, i still dont even know what im interviewing for haha. I dont remember applying to it, the salary hours or position it was for. 
She gives me a few details and after the phone interview (which went surprisingly great!), i Google the company and look into details of the position on their website and quickly realize that this was one of those positions i was way under qualified for. So im thinking, they saw my resume, why the heck are they interested in me? I cant believe they even contacted me! BUT ILL TAKE IT! hahha no complaining hereee :D
The HR girl tells me that she will pass along our phone interview and resume to the regional hiring manager in my area and i will be hearing back from them in a week IF they are interested in me. NEXT morning i get a call from the hiring manager and they are interested in an in person interview with me, so we scheduled it for this upcoming Thursday, the 2nd.
So today was supposed to be my day to quickly teach myself how to use Outlook, PowerPoint, and brush myself up on Excel. I already use Excel at my current job but i wanted to teach myself a few more things. 
But that isnt working out too well haha.

Anyways, PLEASE SAY A PRAYER for me on Thursday so i land the job!
It will be a HUGE step up for me! Actually a few steps up for me! Its gonna take me to a whole new level!
Its a salaried job, which ive never had! Ive only had hourly jobs, which i like cuz your getting paid for what you work, but for the salary theyr offering, im willing to work hard and overtime if need be!!! Ive never came close to making that amount, and itd seriously change the way id be able to live! Im soo excited!
It will be a challenge, and take hard work, but im ready for it! and im ready to go out and work hard and move up the ladder!
This job would allow me to buy a new car, move out, shop if i want to, etc! & if you knew what kind of tight budget ive been living on the past few months trying to save for a new car, youd know how much this means to me! To be able to actually buy something i want, not need haha.
The job would also include traveling about once a month, which im actually really excited about! Im excited about having that real job, corporate job. & i know i might regret saying this after about a 2 months of  travel, but for now, im for it!
So this week im planning on working hard on teaching myself these programs, and finding a perfect interview outfit! Im thinking i will use some interview outfit staples, but keep it still youthful, maybe some black long pants with a flowy button up top belted with a blazer or something along those lines.. Im gonna leave with you a few inspirations, and please keep me in your mind on Thursday! Thanks girls :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Im the worst blogger ever.

No seriously, arent i?
Im sooooooorrrrry girls!
I just get so caught up with things i need to get done and am trying to achieve, i forget to blog regularly.
I've been hunting for a NEW JOB like a mad woman the past few months with no real luck. Things pop up here and there but nothing thats worth leaving the job i have now. I get paid pretty well for what my job actually is and its a VERY stable job, so im looking for something that i know is going to be secure.
But im excited about a new website i just found that is great for random odd jobs here and there just to make some side money while i continue my job search.
Ive also been busy saving every penny i get for a new car and am in the market to purchase on THIS MONTH!!! yay!
Cross your fingers i dont blow all the money by the 31st. I seem to be very good at that...
Here is a small collection of phone pics of my random happenings!

Late movies, Pinterest, & Dino Nuggets with best friend. Who else s Friday nights look like this lately? haha

Best friend also has THEE cutest Christmas Tree! haha. Hobby Lobby people.

MY Christmas Tree! Miss it already :( Honestly, it came and went SO FAST that it feels like it never did... boohoo :(

What i found under my tree this year ;) IN LOVE!!!! Thank you sissy <3

 What i gave to family & friends!! They were a HUGE hit!! Fun little gift to share during the holidays and cheappp to make!

Best CHRISTMAS PRESENT SURPRISE EVER!! My brother and SIL are expecting a little boy! Baby Levi is going to be VERY spoiled & his momma is already setting limits for me and my credit card. haha. Im excited to finally be a real auntie!

& i hope he looks like this little munchkin!
cuz hes THEE cutest! Look at those chunky little teeth! hahaha! & thats chocolate he was eating...<3 him with all my heart!

I took him to go see Christmas lights & that earned me brownie points with him! He was just awe struck with it all!

(birds on stilts)
I went to the zoo with family and friends on my birthday! Yes, it was my choice, and no i didnt turn 9, but 23! haha. I love the zoo! 

OOTN from a birthday dinner & drinks night with my cousin <# shes theee best!

I made my own coasters & they turned out amazing!! Seriously, a ridiculously cheap project!

& because ive been eating complete crap to my body but not my taste buds liek this, i am TRYING SO HARD to get back into the gym! Id like to go on a summer vacation this year and not hide behind a towel. Ive put on more weight than im even close to being ok with!! :(

 Ive been sportin' red lips weekly this past month! I think it adds such a nice pop of color during such a colorless season! Its fun & classy and works well with pale skin ;)

Anyways ladies, im not even gonna bother promising a bunch of posts coming up cuz i know your just gonna roll your eyes, go ahead, do it, i know i would! I suck. zee end.

ta ta! 
<3 Inna