A Season of Change...

September 26, 2013

What a week. What a life.
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I feel like I have so much I want to say right now. I want to write my situation down on my blog, get out on paper, and get it out of my head. But I can't do that right now. There is a lot of uncertainty in my life and I feel a lot of hard changes coming. If there is one quote that has always stuck with me in life, it is this one:

and sometimes, a lot of times in life, I do not feel I follow this. I used too. But over the years I have transformed. I do not always like the person I have become. This probably does not make sense. Sometimes when your heart is speaking, your brain does not always translate the words and the feelings like it should. 

More soon on that. Now, back to this week.

It has been a pretty quiet and calm week. I have been battling mood highs and lows because of all the change coming forth in my job. I had a job interview yesterday. It is for the Executive Assistant/Administration Director to the CEO of a Real Estate company. The CEO is an amazing woman. She was voted one of Charlotte's 50 most influential women and CEO's, and has won many, many awards in the real estate world. She started her company from the ground a mere 7 years ago and has grown it extraordinarily. 

Yesterday was finally the interview. After completing an essay on why they should hire me followed by a personality test, I was called in for the interview.

When I went into it, I was pretty calm. I am used to interviews at this point. I have been trying on and off for a year for a new position. But in walks the CEO. She is very stern and intimidating. She knows what she wants and how she wants it done. Those are key components for a CEO so I do not know why I was surprised. 

She had a thick stack of papers in her hands. She sat down in the conference room across the table from me and dove right into asking the standard questions. They were very difficult to answer. You guys probably know how that is. Describe a time where the outcome of a specific project did not align to the clients requests and how you elected to rectify the situation. Ugh, I hate that. I'm not good at that. She asks all of those type of questions for each job I have ever held. It was not going that great. I stuttered some, did not know exactly what to say, and I was just ready to walk out of the interview. Literally in the middle of her asking those questions, just get up and walk out. But I didn't.

Next we get to the paper filled with words. Upon her reading each word, I had to rate myself a 1-6. One meaning I'm not good at all and 6 meaning that I am superstar. I was doing OK I thought and then she says the word "pragmatic". I had no idea what that meant. She did not either, really. She thought about it for a second and kind of explained it. And I believe the definition is "your ability to think logically and realistically". I could Google to verify, but who cares.

Just as I thought the interview was a complete bomb and a complete waste of an uncomfortable outfit, she says the word "ambition". 1-6? I don't think think so. I say 7. She laughs and it breaks the ice a little. She tells me I did a good job on the test. Then we get down to the basics. I get to tell her all about me, my life, and what I want. I told her how I admired her accomplishments so much and I want to strive to be like that. I also talked a little about her company since I did my research and how I would fit and be able to help her grow her business even more.

Gosh, being an interview is the biggest sales pitch of ones life, ha.

After an hour and a half, we close our conversation. She has had the job I interviewed for posted for a month and a half. She did this because she wants to ensure she finds the right person. She also added that she deleted thousand's of Resume's sent to her because they did not follow the directions on the job posting. You could not just send them your Resume, you had to write the essay on why you would be a good fit then attach your Resume. She told me to set up reference appointments with each of my references so she could call them. She then added that as long as the references went well, she would do a criminal and credit background check, and be in touch.

My current supervisor told me he just got off the phone with her and she told him that he provided one of the best references she has ever heard. Now we wait. We will see what happens next.

Other than the interview, this week has been usual. Working and the gym. Marquis and I are leaving for Myrtle Beach on Saturday because we have a meeting with a franchise he is considering buying. It will be a short trip though, we are coming back Sunday. 

How have you guys been this week? 


  1. Sounds like you nailed the interview!! I am so praying that you get it, seems like a great fit, girl!

  2. I hope you get the job!! Sounds like you did great! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  3. Keeping my fingers crossed for you girl. Sounds like you did amazing! :)

  4. I'm so proud of you, girl. I know life is crazy, and it sounds like you are going through a lot. If you ever need anyone to chat with, you know I am here. Love you!

  5. It sounds like you did well on the interview and rocked it! I know how hard and stressful they can be and sometimes when you feel awkward or weird about it, you end up landing the job! I work in the real estate world now, it can be fun and exciting if you work for a good person! Whatever happens, it will be what is meant to be and it will all work itself out :)

  6. Way to go with your interview! I always bomb things like that and get too personal :/ I guess that's what happens when you don't work a "real" job for 3 years haha.

  7. I hope you both have a great time. Even if its for business, its always great to get away!

  8. oh man i hope you get it. that sounds like the toughest interview ever! it sounds like she is already highly considering you :)

  9. so exciting! I despise interviews! They make me so nervous, but sounds like you have a foot in the door :)

  10. If you really want this job then I really want you to have it. If you feel like you cannot be comfortable and be the person you are then I pray to God you find something so.much.better. I love your blog and feel like I've known your young ass for quite a while (even though I have only been a faithful reader for like what...a month now?) you need to set your sites on total happiness now at the ripe age of 24 so you're not 34 going what the hell have I done. Hugs, kisses, and now wipe off the lipstick smear. ;-)

  11. Interviews are always nerve wracking, especially when with the CEO! Yikes! I think you've got it girl! Good luck! I can't wait to hear about it!

  12. Good luck! Sounds like you did awesome!!

  13. Go girl!! I am keeping you in my prayers for this job!!!
    cant wait to hear the outcome!

  14. Wow that is an intense interview process! My fingers are crossed for you!!!

  15. You're an amazing person, and have the sweetest heart!

  16. Good luck girlie that sounds awesome!!! I hope you get it!! Waiting is the hardest part!!

  17. It sounds like it ended up being a successful interview! I am about to begin this process of applying (and hopefully interviewing!) for new jobs. Change is so nerve-wracking! I am rooting for you!


  18. Hope you got the job!
    Happy Weekend!!!

  19. Wow, sounds like she likes you - I hope you got the job! What franchise in Myrtle??? :-)

  20. Good luck Liz! EA interviews can be tough but it is one of the most rewarding jobs you will ever have (for personal experience.) I love being one xo


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