Dear Steemit Friends,
I recently interviewed for a new job and felt that the interview went really well. I went through the first round interview, the second round interview, and was invited back for the third and final round interview in which I did surprisingly well. The hiring manager told even advised me that she wanted to move forward with an offer and that I would hear from them within the next week with the offer details - post labor day.
A week went by and I was beginning to think another candidate had ended up doing better then me, so I sent a followup. I assumed that it would probably take a couple of days (coming from a holiday weekend) for them to decide and come up with the details for the offer - including getting all of the approvals. HR/Recruitment replied immediately and said that the hiring manager had planned to contact me within the week. I thought to myself "OK - this aligns with the message that the hiring manager told me once we completed the final round of interviews." She was also copied on the response from the HR/Recruitment team.
A day had gone by and it was now Thursday but I had still not heard back from anyone. This of course was a concern since the direction was that I was to get an offer and at least deserved a response letting me know that they were at least still working on the offer. I started to think of all kinds of scenarios which might have led to them changing their mind or deciding that I may not be the right fit for the post. I also assumed that because it was Thursday and because hiring managers and management typically choose Fridays (which was the following day) as typical days to deliver bad news, that I would most likely get an update the next day re-enforcing my concern that I did not get the post.
This of course is both good news and bad news. Good because I know I have something as long as I can wait for the budget. Bad because I need to wait and currently am not working and therefor not generating any income to pay for my daily expenses. In addition to that they cannot guarantee that the budget will be available to actually hire for the position in November/December as mentioned. Just some insight to my current situation - as most of my followers know from my recent post I have been working and living in the Philippines as an expat for the past 11 years. I recently ended that assignment and moved back to the US and was hoping to continue working my previous employer and this was one of the more promising prospects I had.
I am now back in the US, with new expenses, and living on savings, which will need to cover me until I can secure something that will sustain me. I always wanted to make Steemit my full time career, so I guess you can say this is jumping right into the fire - even though this is not the way I wanted to transition. I of course will continue looking for something, while at the same time continue my Steemit activities, and hoping that in November/December that the post I was selected for materializes (unless I find something elsewhere.)
This also puts into perspective why I support communities such as Steemit and alternative income streams that are web based - such as crypto currency. One cannot rely on the "real world" to always be there and be a secure source of income. It get's increasingly more difficult to find jobs and security that will last and be available. Although nothing in life is guaranteed, I feel that the internet, decentralized organizations, and technology are more promising are more sustainable and more promising in this day and age. It's also more cost effective which in the end, leads to longer-term sustainability.
How many of you feel the same way or have ever run into a similar situation? What would you do if the same thing happened to you? I would love to hear your stories. As always Thanks for reading. If you can relate to this post or even if you just enjoyed reading it, please Follow, Upvote, Comment, Resteem and let me know what you think in the comments below
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