Attaining My Dream Job

Let me just start by saying, I love my job. I believe that I am one of the few people who has actually discovered their passion. Although I didn’t always know what I wanted to do, I am certain now that I landed in the right place. Let me go back to the beginning…

April 2017

It’s been almost one year and my entry level position is just not cutting it anymore, I take a look around and see what my colleagues, the consultants, are doing and think: I could totally do that! Finally, the best news of my life, one of the consultants has quit and they are rehiring in my region. They are looking for someone with 5 years of experience and would prefer a senior consultant. Senior, schmenior, I think. It takes all my courage, but I call my supervisor and announce that I will be applying for the job.

May 2017

I have secured my interview and the day is nearing, I have read and reread all of our company policies, I have practiced the most challenging scenarios in my head, I have even reviewed legislation. I have practiced and practiced.

May 16, 2017

The day has come, today I will interview for my dream job. I pick my most professional outfit and even pull out my business lady kitten heels. The interview isn’t until 3pm.

I had a bit of running around to do that morning so I stuck to my dirty old H&M black flats. As I’m filling my water bottle in the kitchen my manager and supervisor walk in. Oh shit, they’ve seen me and I’m not in my interview outfit!

3 pm rolls around and I’m ready to go, feeling very professional and well versed in our policies. I can recite the legislation and I have my answers prepared for that doozy scenario question.

“How will you make up for your lack of experience?”

Um. Wait, don’t you want me talk about our investigation policy, how about I list the steps one takes to performance manage. Totally dumb founded, I say, “I have a passion for Human Resources.”

May 18, 2017

I walk to work and in the summer, I typically need to change into gym clothes because it gets so hot. It’s the end of the day and I am changing in the washroom when I get a text from my supervisor, “Can you meet me in the boardroom?” Crap, I have my Nike jogging pants on and a tank top from Old Navy.

As I enter the boardroom, I see my manager and supervisor. Oh shit, I’m getting fired.

“So we have made our decision about the Human Resources Consultant position.”

Oh shit, I’m getting fired.

“We interviewed a lot of really great candidates.”

Oh shit, I’m getting fired.

“We would like to offer you the position of Human Resources Consultant.”

Suddenly I am overwhelmed with emotion. I am sitting here in my gym clothes, being offered the job of my dreams and what do I do? I cry, that’s what I do. I slap my hand over my face and I begin to bawl.

The rest is history. Actually, the rest is really quite interesting and I plan on sharing it with you. Stay tuned for more stories about your Modern Day Workaholic.

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