An unexpected call

Anything can happen, right?  I was sitting on my couch tonight watching TV and I got a call from my friend asking me if I was interested in a new job.


Um, yes.  Considering I’m currently unemployed, yes, I am definitely interested in a new job.  My friend works for a consulting company that administers health and retirement benefits.  I’ve been unemployed for the last few months because I was laid off when my last company brought in new management that decided to fire all of the old people and bring in all their own people.  Oh well, I guess that happens sometimes.  I got a decent severance package, but I’ve been kinda bored actually trying to find a new job and just watching TV.  I mean, for a while it was pretty cool, but after I got through all the shows on On Demand that I wanted to see, there really wasn’t much else to do.  So I told my friend yes, I’m definitely interested, and sent her a copy of my resume (which was already up to date).  She’s been at his company for a few years and isn’t in management, but she’s got good influence with the people there and she said they asked her if she knew anyone who would be good for the job, and she gave them my name.   Needless to say, my girlfriend is excited, as she doesn’t like me sitting around the house all day doing nothing.

If this ends up happening, it would be pretty cool because I have wanting a new car for a while but of course I’m not going to buy a car when I don’t even have a job.  In fact, I was just shopping around for some cheap auto insurance the other day because I’m trying to cut down on my expenses.  I suppose it might just be a better idea to sell my car.  I mean, I live in a downtown area so it’s not like I really drive all that much anyway, although if I got this job I might be driving a bit more.

I’m a little bit nervous, though.  I haven’t had an interview in years.  I’ve been writing down the answers to some questions that I think I’m likely to be asked so I have an idea of what I want to say and so I can practice.  I don’t want to be in the situation where I’m at an interview and I don’t know how to answer a question.  That shows two things: one, that you’re not prepared, and two, that you can’t think on your feet.

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