Okay, so the general consensus on this post is that my job lead #2 (the “not-an-interview” lead) is basically a dead-end. At least at this moment in time. I do agree with those who have commented that this still presents a great networking opportunity and could potentially prove fruitful at some future time of job acquisition and/or relocation. But right now, for this current hiring season….the lead is dead.
So we’re back down to 1 viable job lead. Not to put all my eggs in one basket (and I’m still looking for other opportunities to pop up, but there’s nothing yet), but I am really hoping this job lead pans out. I’ve been borderline-obsessing over it. Turning over different talking points in my head again and again. Hunting for the perfect interview suit. I hate shopping, and yet I’ve spent several hours in the past few days hitting various consignment shops, department stores, etc., and still nothing perfect yet. Men’s sections have huge variety in their suits, but women’s are much harder to find. They’re typically shoved in a tiny little corner in a department store with approximately 3 different options (black, pin-stripe, and something colorful like pink or teal). Or, I’ve also found that some places have tons of separates (this is true of J.C. Penny & Kohls), but literally do not have a single full suit-set (coat & pants) for a lady. You can mix and match, but I really want an actual matching set for my interview….not a mix & match deal. Suggestions on this?? I want to find a really high quality suit. But I want to spend a reasonable amount…not $1,000. Is this possible? Am I being unrealistic?? Sigh.
So, yeah. Like I said…..obsessing over this.
I still have two full weeks to prepare, but the sooner I’m ready (with talks complete & suit ready to go), the better I’ll feel. Or maybe not. Maybe I’ll keep obsessing over everything. But I like to think that it will make me feel more comfortable.
So, yeah. All my eggs? Get in that 1 little basket! And you better not break!