I GOT A JOB!!!!
As most of you know, I'm a big believer in the Universe having a unique, awesome plan for each of us.
This job search has been an excellent reminder of this phenomenon.
Despite having applied for jobs while traveling, I got almost no action.
However, as soon as we returned to LA, it was on like Donkey Kong.
I had recruiters calling me, I had phone interviews, face-to-face interviews,
and I knew pretty quickly that there was one position that interested me far more than the rest.
Since then, I've done multiple interviews and ride-alongs with this company,
culminating in a final interview last Friday in Sacramento.
By Monday afternoon, they provided me with a job offer.
Was I excited? Hell yes!
Did I accept the job right away? Hell no!
One of my goals for this job search was to practice my negotiating skills,
and to really make sure I was getting the best package possible.
After 24 hours of negotiations, which included my manager-to-be fighting with HR several times,
they provided me with an offer that I felt good about accepting.
I think I'm more excited than the time my mother-in-law sent me Reese's peanut butter eggs in Australia. Yes, it's that exciting.
I'll still be doing sales in the same industry as before,
but it's a new company and new products.
There's more opportunity for advancement,
and a much larger bonus potential with this new company.
Let the celebrations commence.