I have been working as a contract worker for six months. The place I am assigned to is nice, the assignment is doing what I do for a huge company. It is not my choice to be a contractor, I was laid off last November. This is the first job I found. I am at my second assigment for this same company, and I got a 40% raise over my first one, so that was nice. But I don’t have any guarantee that this assignment will continue, and I don’t have real benefits. Now this assignment is drying up.
I got a call Wednesday. He had seen my resume on monster. I made an appointment for today. He said the longer the interview lasted, the better my chances were. NO sense in wasting time with someone who didn’t have what it takes. Today, I had a 3 hour job interview! It is for a real job earning real money with real benefits. The interviewer said that he would call me next week either way. No more inperson interview would be needed as he had seen what he wanted to see. He did have a couple of more candidates that he had to talk to interview yet. He seemed impressed with me and pleased at my skills! He said that I was the real thing! I am so excited!
Even if I don’t get it, the call and the interview were a big ego boost. He did not blink at my salary range, which is 25% higher than my last real job. He said that it was mid range for this position. Which fits in with my research. It also means that salarywise I would be back on track with my predictions based on my earlier career.