Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Life Update | I got a new job! What I Wore To The Interview

You may have noticed that as of late there has been a huge lack of content here on my blog, as usual I am here to apologise for my absence...

Unfortunately my life seems to have literally fell apart in recent months but I'm currently in the process of building it back up again! By saying that, I mean literally everything! NEW HOME...I am currently in the process of applying for a new place to live, alone! FRESH START...My relationship has pretty much hit rock bottom after 5+ years, neither of us are happy so its time to move on.

NEW JOB...I had been in my previous job for almost 4 years, it was my first "proper" job after school/college, they had took me on with no experience and trained me up and although I am very grateful for that, I eventually felt I was taken for granted, and not paid enough for what I was doing for the company, also my office manager seemed to have it in for me and made each day a misery for me, so I began looking for new jobs online! I found websites such as Jobcentre, City Calling and Indeed particularly useful. 

I wanted to try something new and more challenging, but found that you need to have experience for pretty much every job out there! But I applied for an Accounts Payable/Purchase Ledger Clerk position anyway. I had no experience whatsoever in this position, but I put a lot of time into updating and re-designing my CV and was invited for an interview. 

I was very nervous after not attending any kind of interview for almost four years! But I decided to have a pamper session the evening before to relax myself and help me feel my best! I had already picked out my outfit which I was going to wear. I decided to dress reasonably smart but not too OTT. I found out my grey trouser suit which I bought from Primark about 3 years ago, and paired it with a pretty nude coloured chiffon tie front blouse. I wore nude coloured flat shoes(I wouldn't have felt comfortable wearing heels) and accessorised simply but effectively with my Fossil Rose Gold Watch and a nude tote bag! I really enjoyed dressing up smart for a change!

(Image features items similar to what I wore for my interview)

Anyway, my interview went well, and I waited to hear from them, but I got a phone call that same day from my interviewers, who said they were impressed with my positive attitude and thought I would be more than capable to do the job, so they offered me the job that day, despite still having a couple more applicants to interview! I was thrilled to say the least. I have now been in the job for almost 3 weeks and it's going very well. Onwards and upwards from here I hope! 

Have any of you faced any new challenges in your life lately?

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new job lovely! I am in the same position as you, looking for a new job! Like you say, every job wants someone who already has experience in the role!
    I hope everything else works out for you :)

    Emily x // EmGrace

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  2. Just found your blog and have really enjoyed reading. Glad you have found another job that you seem to be enjoying. Good Luck.
    Joan - www.aviewtothefells.com

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  3. Congratulations! Hope you are enjoying the new job :)
    Kirsty x


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  4. Hey...Love these outfit ideas...especially for work!
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    lemme know what you think :)

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  5. Hope you're OK lovely! Well done on the new job :) xx

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