Episode 81: Leaving for Las Vegas
Editor’s Note: This is more of a blog entry than an actual show description. Just felt like expressing the ups and downs of trying to find a new job, especially one out of state.
As many of you know, Las Vegas is one of my favorite places to visit. I have been trying to get a job out there for a few years, but I never even receive an interview. At best, I’ll get an e-mail saying they’re moving forward with more qualified applicants. Those emails are few and far between, however. I actually thought I was going to make a bit of progress during my days at Nielsen. I was unhappy with my position and dealing with the occasional bed bug, so I decided to put my degree to use and apply for an analyst position in Vegas. The position would have me working on-site for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As almost all of you know, I love me some god damned cage wrasslin’. That didn’t work. The HR rep that I talked to on Skype was a complete “see you next Tuesday.”
She essentially told me that I wasn’t good enough to have that job. I was devastated, of course, because I really wanted to work in mixed martial arts in some capacity. Nielsen doesn’t really like it when people try to transition from field work to the business side of things, which is exactly what I was trying to do. My chances of “crossing streams” like Ghostbusters weren’t helped by the fact that I was 25 going on 26 and I’d only had one full-time job (and no analytic experience other than being obsessed with MMA). It took me another YEAR to finally escape from Nielsen after that debacle.
I ended up getting my current job, doing social media for a staffing company. It was nice to not have to deal with bed bugs or have a bunch of middle aged fat guys talking shit to me, but I still wanted something more. I started firing my resume at pretty much any social media position I could find since I stumbled across the fact I’m kind of good at it. Not a lot of luck getting interviews, citing a lack of experience. There’s that again. Some places told me that they liked how knowledgeable and enthusiastic I was about social media, but I didn’t have enough professional experience despite the fact that Podbros is a f*cking LLC. I can’t win for losing!
I ended up getting a phone call from a place in Vegas. I nearly didn’t call them back because the original number was from a Pittsburgh area code. Lo and behold, they wanted me to come in for an interview for a social media coordinator position. This is it, I’ll finally leave Michigan behind for the Vegas heat! I set-up a phone interview after mentioning that I wasn’t local (the hiring manager didn’t seem to realize that, but still seemed enthusiastic). Things started getting a little weird to me because I didn’t get a confirmation email. In fact, I never got any emails. The time for the interview comes, no call. No anything. I decide to call the company and mention that I haven’t been contacted for my interview. The hiring manager had just stepped out and the woman that answered the phone would leave my information with her. I never got a callback. What the f*ck?
A bit of a bummer. Maybe one day I’ll get to Vegas. Maybe I won’t. Who knows?Next Episode: Episode 82: Cryptocurrency
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