Hired!

Everlane hired me! The job search ends but the professional development continues and will ramp up as I get more projects thrown at me.

I’m beyond excited! All of my effort and experience over these last eight months (especially over the last month) has been validated. All the hours spent on my resume, research, preparation, the follow-up, conversations with friends, colleagues, mentors etc. It was all worth it.

I can’t thank everyone who’s helped me out enough.

I think this is a great example of what you put in is what you get out. Even if I didn’t get the job (which I’m glad didn’t happen) where would I be? I’d have a greater understanding of my self and the type of company I’d like to work for. Plus I’d have an amazing story to tell.

Time to celebrate!

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Post interview anxiety.

I’m terrible at updating this, forgive me.

I sent the follow up at 8am, they contacted me at 4pm for a second interview. WOO! Beyond excited I began preparing and researching the entire week. The more I found out, the more I wanted the job.

I had an interview the following Friday and it went better than I could have hoped. I don’t actually have post interview anxiety, at least not anymore since they’ve kept me hanging so long. But I thought I’d let you guys know how it went and a little bit about what went down.

One of the questions I asked was, “What steps can a new associate make in advancing their career here?”

He looked down at what I had prepared and said “This, this right here”

My “Portfolio”

If you’re wondering what was in there besides my resume here’s the breakdown.

(1) Resume
(1) Printed copy of my follow up “letter”
(1) 60 day plan (tentative since it was created based on the job description)
(1) Answers to Customer Inquiries from initial application
(1) List of additional positions held
(1) List of references

It’s been almost 2 weeks since the interview and they’re hopefully going to update my by the end of this week.

Don’t worry I didn’t put all my eggs in one basket. I’m working on things.

More updates soon.

Resume 2.0

After some great feedback from a friend and my sister I present, Resume 2.0!

I must say, while working on this iteration I had quite a breakthrough. I stared at it for hours each night wondering what to do. Eventually I took a break and walked around the mall with my friend when it hit me. My goal this entire time was wrong. I shouldn’t be creating a resume with the goal to get hired. My resume should be the best representation of me and my work. Getting hired will be the result. After that it became a little easier, moving forward I’m going to keep better records of what I do so the content is easier to write.

Tell me what you think!

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