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Hi All! Updates on my life…….

12 Aug

First thing first, last I was here I told you about my interview that I thought I nailed. HAHA, foolish me! I apparently did nail the interview, but the manager already had someone else in mind.  :^/ 

So she wants to keep my info on file and keep me in mind for the Freelance Artist opportunity, if one ever comes available. Now don’t get it twisted that I took it well when I finally talked to her. I kept my calm while on the phone with her, but when I hung up, I let it rip! I was really looking forward to this panning out for so many different reasons. But I guess it’s not my time. It’s funny really, I’ve stop trying in my makeup applications, I’ve stop with all my efforts. I don’t have the motivation to even begin anymore. Maybe it’ll come back or I’ll push myself to get there and start over. Have to take a step back and start over. UGH!

Any whoo, I’m still job hunting. Oh what joy that is. The constant seeking of employment is beyond my frivolous understanding of how the world should work. But  I’ll keep going on it because I need funds. This is the first time I’ve been out of a job this long. I pray that I don’t get to 12 months. But that’s enough of that.

 

Missing In Action

31 Jul

Hello Everybody.

It’s been a while since I’ve been on here. Honestly its really hard to come up with a reason to blog. My life right now is bland. Nothing major had been happening in the last few weeks. No reason to hop on and share with you what’s new…. Till now.

I was asked to come in for an interview with our local MAC counter this past Monday. Being beyond super excited, I want to make the best impression possible. Knowing the manager and a few of the artist there means a little, but I still wanted to be known that I have what it takes to be an artist on my own right, not just cause I know people.

I went in with my fiercest makeup look, Purple smokey eye, natural foundation with plenty of coverage (achieving a flawless look), a bold lip statement with Rebel and centered with RiRi boy. Wearing my multiple strand pearl necklace with pearl earrings, and rocking a big white rose in my hair. I new I was on point! Receiving compliments from my artist friends along with random people I met. 

The interview was pretty basic. Questions ranging from, “Why MAC? What do you know about MAC? What can you tell me about MAC’s skin care line? How would you rate your skills in makeup application? In Customer Service and Sales? How would you rate the makeup you have on now?” Things like that. 

Confidence is a must with MAC. All my friends that are artist and all the YouTube videos in reference to interviewing with MAC told me that was really #1. Then customer service & sells, then application (which can be thought to some degree).

After ending the interview, I felt relieved to have the initial interview over with, but I’m nervously waiting to hear back for the second call back to do the makeup application portion. It’s only been a few days but its still nerve racking.

 

Hoping I hear something soon or I’m going to bust! 🙂

In this day and age…. FAITH the size of a mustard seed is what you need!

24 May

So as you know I lost my job back at the end of September. Immediately I had an interview the following week with a local Credit Union. Nothing came of it. Though I thought I nailed the interview, I apparently didn’t. Upon looking back on it I thought, “Wow, How cocky was I?” Which unknowing I didn’t realize I was like that, I mean who thinks that about themselves?

I know/knew I was a great candidate. I am very good at what I do. I’m accountable, I have integrity, I’ve earned the respect of my clients and follow colleagues, and am confident that hired and given any task I can prove my worth and that the given faith of those who hired me would not be in vain. Not bragging or anything, just being confident in the ethics I have to worked hard for.

So the particular Credit Union didn’t see that the first time. So a couple of months later, March to be exact, I was called for another interview by the same Credit Union. Great, another chance to do better then I did in October. 

Unfortunately, I felt like I completely bombed it!!! Nerves got the better of me and I couldn’t stick any of my points. I was on the opposite end of the spectrum from the last time I was interviewed. And one of the interviewers had previously interviewed me in October.

Skip ahead 6 weeks, called for a 3 interview with the same company. So I have something they like in my resume. So, this time I’m pumped! Prayed up, mellowed out, practiced and well positioned with my talking points and now a pro at their interviewing styles. Well, at least I thought I was. The very next day after the phone interview I received a phone call saying that they decided not to interview because they still had my previous information on hand and they would just review that. Ugh, Who does that?!!

But I, the one who never gives up so easily took it in stride and decided I will not let something so beneath my talents rile me up. ( No lie, I was fuming, but let it go, why get mad, it is what it is!)

I have had a couple more phone interviews and even had a interviews with another company. However, there are so many people looking to find a job just to make ends meet I feel like a lost sheep. The banking institution I came from once had one of the best working branch teams around. We were like family, we were there for each other in the hardest of times and for the happiest times. Now all 12 of the people I worked with left that bank and are in different institutions. All but 2. Myself of course, and the other individual left traditional banking and is doing private investments. So needless to say, I must suck a lot more than I ever thought.

I don’t let it bother as much as it could. Every so often I see a previous clients or talk to a former coworker and they help me to realize I am as good as I think I am. I just need to push a bit harder and where ever I’m meant to be will come around.

FAITH the size of a mustard seed. They say that’s what you need. Just the literal thought of  what God can and will do on your behalf is all you have to have. My declaration has always been if it’s meant to be then it will be. I’m so ready to have my world shaken up it’s unreal!

I’m believing something is going to happen. What and when, is beyond me, but he knows what’s best for me! I can’t wait to witness it!!!

Wishing and Hoping and Praying

5 May

So now that I’m looking seriously for a steady stream of income (basically find a job) to help pay my bills and finance my supplies for the upcoming photo shoots (Claiming in the name of Jesus), I’ve looked back into my previous profession of banking. I’d decided to look for another line of work due to the experience I had with a large banking corporation, however, if you’re good at what you do it’s hard to start from a fresh slate.

So looking at different institutions I considered looking at alternate positions outside of just teller or financial service rep. On this past friday I received a phone call from a local credit union (score!). Just when I decided to go all in and leave nothing to chance I got a phone call from the credit union I bank with. Upon speaking with the lady, we got talking about my previous job and and what I was interested in. I explained to her that a former coworker of mines is currently working with her and he told me about the position, but also I was interested in two different  positions that are currently available in that particular branch.

Well she ends up telling me all about the original position I had sent my resume in for, Member Call Center Rep. The position is 2nd shift 2:30-11:30, which would be AWE-Some because I could still do some photo shoots during the week and occasionally weekends. I don’t want to blow it  out of proportion so I’m trying to keep it in check. I’m hoping to hear early this week for a face to face interview. They are looking to start  training asap.

 

Keep me in your prayers, I need it!