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Second Interview

Well today’s phone interview went very well, and they have scheduled me for an in-person interview for Tuesday! :) The organization and the job sound great.

Of course salary range was addressed – she asked what my salary range was. I said around $50-55k, but that I was definitely flexible, and she said that the position is in the mid-$40’s, but that I sounded like I had the right background and experiences, so salary would be negotiable and she didn’t think it would be a problem. They also offer great benefits, a flexible work schedule, and educational opportunities.

The only drawback to the job is that it’s quite the commute for me (about 32 km one way – and I’d have to drive – public transit says I would need 4-5 transfers and 2 hours to get there – no thanks). And in rush hour? Ugg. But then again, if I land a job in downtown Vancouver, the commute would probably be just as long. I miss my hometown, where the commute from the heart of downtown to just about anywhere is less than 15 minutes in rush hour.

Phone interview tomorrow

So I have a phone interview scheduled for tomorrow. It’s with a company I’ve worked with before when I was employed by the non-profit a few years ago. It seems like I would be doing the same marketing work I’ve been doing over the last few years (probably utilizing my skills a bit more than my last job), plus there’s a sales side to the job – generating reports & analysis, but not actual sales (which is good, because the last thing I want to do is become a salesperson).

It’s a good organization, so I’m excited to hear more about this position!

Happy Thursday!

So I got a call from the recruitment agency yesterday for the Marketing Manager job I interviewed for. Apparently the HR person who works for the company is going on vacation, so I won’t know if I’ve made it to the next round of interviews until after April 6th. Boo-urns!

A few weeks ago BF helped a friend cut down a tree, so yesterday we spent a few hours hauling branches away. It was hard work. I got sap all over myself, scratches all down my arms, and afterward, My arms were shaking they were so tired. Much better than an arm workout at the gym, that’s for sure. Today I’m headed back to the rec centre ($5.10). I’m hoping to improve on my 5km time again!

As for my March goal of working out 6x/week? HA! A big fat laugh to that. I’m a loser. Once I lost my job, I couldn’t get my act together, and spent about a week just eating my mom’s home cooking and definitely not working out. But I’m back on the wagon and have my goals back in sight.

Speaking of fitness, BF and I are trying to plan a 1-week hiking trip in April, provided I’m still unemployed. We’re tossing around Cape Scott, but it’s a little expensive with the ferry ride and all. So we might find a remote location to do some climbing and “bag a few peaks” as BF likes to say.

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