Eight really is enough!

Sometime last week I was juggling nine different job opportunities, meaning that I was actually contacted and somewhere in the interview process for nine different positions.

Today I am down to six jobs and I can tell you that the deeper I get into these interviews the harder it is to manage them all!  One job fell off simply because the hiring manager and I couldn’t stay connected, proving that eight really is enough!  It was an interesting job, but for a major network and I have no experience in that industry, and the title was lower than my previous position, so I just had to let it go.   Survival of the fittest!

So, what is still in play?

Active (odds of getting to next round in parenthesis)

1) Niche apparel company – L.A.

  • HR phone screen – conducted 3/8
  • Hiring manager is currently traveling (odds 90/10)

2) Construction materials – Denver

  • HR phone screen – conducted 3/8
  • Hiring manager is currently traveling (odds 65/35)

3) Women’s apparel and bath products – Ohio

  • HR phone screen – conducted 3/13
  • Hiring manager phone screen – pending (odds 90/10)

4) Major perfume/cosmetics/couture fashion house – NY/NJ

  • HR phone screen – conducted 3/13
  • Hiring manager phone interview – scheduled for 3/20

5 & 6) Apparel company (2 jobs) – Atlanta & Connecticut

  • HR phone screen – conducted 3/8
  • Job 1 = Hiring manager phone interview – conducted 3/16
  • On-site interview to be coordinated – date TBD
  • Job 2 = pending, HR manager balancing against outcome of job 1

Dead or presumed dead

1) Mystery company in Northeast

  • Phone screen with recruiter. Not pursuing, agreed that job requirements weren’t matched closely enough

2) Hand-held device covers (start-up company) – Atlanta

  • HR and hiring manager phone screens conducted.
  • Interview with hiring manager was odd, didn’t get the feeling they had enough metrics and structure in place and he probably thought I was too “old school” in asking about that kind of stuff.  I haven’t received an official rejection, but at this stage if I get called back it is obvious that I am considered second-string to them…. and “nobody puts Baby on the bench!”

3) Major network – Atlanta

  • Never connected with hiring manager (swapping v-mails), job fell through cracks

About Sophia la Vespa

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