A new addition to my resume

With 11-12 hour work-days and something going on every night this week (and a full weekend at the Gap, since I haven't cut that cord yet), I'm taking advantage of the next 15 minutes before I have to get ready for my 9am-6pm shift at the mall. Mind you, this is after working 10-11 hour days at Penzance and a closing shift at the mall last night. Tomorrow truly will have to be a day of rest for me, cause it's all I'm going to get.

But don't worry, I'm not complaining. In fact, I couldn't really be much happier to be gainfully employed.

I'll fill in some holes. After my introduction to Debbie the professional recruiter (if anyone decides to move back east and needs a hand finding a job, let me know and I'll pass on her contact info), she was contacted by a commercial real estate company who had decided to proactively expand their business. This company has successfully navigated the recession and remained profitable (I work with some really smart people). Their HR person reached out to Debbie to let her know they were thinking about bringing a couple new executives on-board and would theoretically be needing to beef up their administrative staff. Debbie was to keep her eyes open. That was two days after I showed up in her office. Because I have commercial real estate on my resume, she thought of me and immediately sent them my information. Turns out they were also wanting to hire a marketing coordinator, so when they saw graphic design and creative work listed, they decided to bring me in. I had my first interview on a Monday in January... and they brought me back for another interview the following Monday...and then another one the Monday after that. Three trips to West End and about 8 hours of interviewing later, I was told I was at the top of their list. Then the snow came and everything shut down. After it stopped, I got a voicemail on a Friday from Debbie, "They said they had wanted you all along, but couldn't do anything about it. Guess when they want you to start?" Monday. They emailed the offer letter and an initial screening packet. I filled it out and emailed it back (thanks to Tim's all-in-one) on Saturday and started work on Monday.

So, what am I doing now? My official title is Administrative Assistant and Marketing Coordinator (it's a small company, doing big business and everyone wears multiple hats). Currently, I support three executives (blah, making travel arrangements, dinner reservations, calendaring, talking to spouses about insurance issues, entering in business card contacts into their Outlook--so fun!) AND I am the keeper of all things marketing. My design skills have already been put to the test. They are impressed by my calm presence and the way things just get done. I told the CFO, "I don't like drama, so I don't do drama."

I really like it. I am happy. I woke up to the thought of my name being added to the org-chart at the top of the Marketing Team (currently not mentioned at all) as Creative Director. mmm. A girl can dream, right?

More to Come:
1. My first pay check
2. The first fire-drill
3. Two taxi rides

Non-job related:
1. St. John
2. Army Dentac Birthday Ball


Annie Jean said...

So happy for you! Congrats!!!

jane said...

Yay such good news! You sound so good, so busy, so happy. I am happy for you. Keep the updates coming. Love ya!