Monday, February 3, 2014

Broken Record

My last post was career-related, and so will this one be. I'm a broken record over here. But I've really been unhappy since the very beginning with my current job. For anyone who doesn't know, I'm working at Jared.

I went on an interview this afternoon with Zales. I'm not sure how this company compares, but I know I want to find out. I'm sick of the sales staff not working together at my current position. I'm sick of petty fighting. I'm sick of bosses who use fear as a managing technique. I'm sick of being promised things and having them yanked away at the last minute. I'm sick and tired of being condescended to in front of customers and just in general.

And what really bothers me is: I want to land somewhere and have it stick. I don't like hopping from store to store. I was with my last job for a year, which I didn't think was long enough. I've been with Jared for 6 months. I wanted to stay somewhere for 3-5 years, more if there are advancement opportunities. These little nothings don't do anything for my resumé except make me look flighty.

As I said in my last entry, this is what I want to do for my career... as stupid as that is.

Anyway, back to the interview. It went really well. I asked a ton of good questions, I talked about myself and what I do (and my knowledge) with confidence, and I talked about what I could bring to their company. And I seemed to have had a great rapport with the manager. He's actually District Manager in Training, Hiring Manager, and Store Manager (until training is complete, probably) all in one, and he seemed impressed with ME. We talked about my strengths and weaknesses, it was all very real somehow.

He ended up forwarding my resumé to all the store managers in the area and apparently talking me up really well, so I have a follow-up interview tomorrow with the Store Manager at the Galleria location. I'm meeting him ridiculously early, but that's okay. I am a morning person, after all.

I wish I had more good news to report.

Hopefully by my next blog I'll be announcing my excitement about new employers!


  1. Yahoo! Break a leg! I am so excited for you.

  2. Just a thought.....what about looking at mom and pop jewelry stores?

  3. Good luck sweetie! I know what's like to be miserable where you are and it's just no good place to be. Keep us posted! :)

  4. you don't need luck, you just need them to realize that you are truly super awesome! I hope they see what we all do!