A couple months back I was approached by a Headhunter (job placement agency) about a desirable position in my current field, at a location a bit closer to my home. "What the heck - why not?" I thought. I went to the interview, skeptical that the company would be desperately in need of warm bodies to fill positions no-one wanted. I arrived to find a very pleasant and clean building, full of friendly and helpful faces. Armed with a list of loaded questions, such as, "Why is the position available? (Translated: Did the former employee hate the job so much they quit? Did the former employee get fired? Were they promoted?") What is the company's turnover rate? (Translated: If everyone hates their jobs here, I certainly don't want to join!) You get the idea.
Anayway, I met with a very pleasant and upbeat lady, who conducted the interview. She was very informative, answering all my questions before I had time to ask. As it happened, I would be replacing her, as she had been promoted! Also, I learned the people there really enjoy their jobs; there are employee inventive programs, rewards, etc. Not bad so far. Then she hits me with the job description. The position requires the ability to get along well with people (I can pull this off on good days), interact with upwards of 45+ doctors on a daily basis (deer-in-the-headlight look - I have done this for the past 10 years with ten docs), and continuously canvas the entire site -- SITE -- not office -- SITE, making sure everyone is in their places and putting out proverbial fires as they pop up. Wait a minute - hold up! This sounds like an administrator position. This was starting to get the creative juices flowing and igniting some excitement in the ole noggin! I was really wanting this position! If there are two things I excel at, they are 1)Creativity and 2)Problem Solving! I have this uncanny ability to be able to think outside the box to solve problems that otherwise conventional means can't touch. I'm a shoe-in!
So, I make it past the first interview and go through a second with the CEO. Wait two more weeks.
I get another call, just on Monday, and I'm offered the position!! Freaking out inside, I think I mumbled something that sounded like "Thank you!" I wasn't offered the position for which I interviewed, however, I will be the Site Supervisor for a brand new surgery center! How cool is that! And for only 12 doctors!! Whoohooo!
Okay, there's a phone guy here to do heaven knows what to my internet connection, so for now, Adios! I'll finish this up in a bit, if I still have access to the internet.
Wish me luck! (PS If there are any typos, forgive me and I'll fix them once I know if I still have internet.)