Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1307 times:
Okay, well, it was an informal one. Anyway, one of my friends is dating the product manager for Diesel Jeans, whos parent company is Fossil (I honestly need to do more research before I start spouting off logistics). The position is in their International Sales and Marketing department. Anyway, she basically said she wanted me to work for their company. She wants to look over the resume, then I have an interview. The part I'm scared about however, is the fact that she told me part of the interview might be conducted in French or Chinese. She said for me to brush up on my French especially. I'm good at French, but damn, a whole interview? It's been a while. Anyway, I'm on cloud nine right now. This is just up my alley. Eventually I will be travelling between Europe and the US regularly, in particular France. WHOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
Turbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1282 times:
Congratulations, sounds like an excellent opportunity and don't be scared of the interview - anything can be done!
As for myself, I've been on the register for around three weeks now and haven't yet received a single job offer. My friend from the Employment and Training Corporation promised to call up her contacts and try to get me work in a travel agency or something so we'll see what she can manage...
Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1197 times:
Well, im minoring in Chinese, but it's kicking my ass. Thankfully, they are more interested in the fact I can speak french. I haven't had training in college in French, but took it from 4th-12th grade.........its a helluva lot easier than chinese.
Boeingnut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1167 times:
Ual747, are you kidding? French whupped me, with all those irregular verb tenses! Chinese is much easier to speak (once you get over the tonal nature of the language). But, memorizing characters is a royal pain. I still have to work on my characters to this day (and Ive been working on Chinese for over seven years now!)
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1119 times:
I probably shouldn't say this, as one shouldn't rain on another's parade and all that, but it's important that you not get your hopes up too high. I don't mean the language part. It's where you said that Anyway, she basically said she wanted me to work for their company. She wants to look over the resume, then I have an interview.
"Almost" having a job is like being "almost" pregnant. Until you're told (a) that you are hired, and (b) when you are to report, you should not treat a job prospect as anything more than a prospect.
I hope I didn't come off as too disappointing, but I speak from experience, both my own and that of people I've known. Few things are a bigger letdown than to think you're certain to get a job and then not to get it at all. A bit of skepticism is advisable.
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
Hepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1115 times:
Agreed PROSA. I remember my job hunting days getting many positive feedback, some even promising to hire me. I remember likewise getting my hopes up, for after such a great interview where they say they like you and adore you and promise you the moon and the stars, they can't possibly help but not hire you. That is until someone else does a better job of charming their pants off.
Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1100 times:
Well, I'm not an idiot. I know its not a done deal till we spit on our hands and shake. However, I am friends with this woman, and she is pretty honest with me and has a say in who gets hired. I feel pretty confident. But who knows, I may end up working for the Dallas sanitary department! Here in the US, some of them make a helluva lot more than school teachers, which is sad.