I’ve got a job. Yep, that’s right.
You may remember that I was recently laid off. You may also remember that I had a game plan in place that called for sitting tight and seeing how the cards would fall. Well, last week they fell in my favor.
As planned, I applied for all open positions that interested me at my former workplace. I never expected I’d be called back for each position I applied for, but guess what? I was. Sticking to the timeline that was provided, interviews were hosted Monday and Tuesday of last week. While most people came in for interviews for a position or two that lasted a couple of hours I was in non-stop interviews all day on both Monday and Tuesday. I’m talking two 8-hour days for a total of 24 interviews. You read that right. Twenty-four interviews. Let me be clear, I am not complaining nor am I boasting. I was grateful for the opportunity.
I didn’t hesitate to tell each and every interviewer that I saw the glass half full and that everything happens for a reason. I wasn’t just putting on a brave and happy face for all of our benefits. No, I truly believed it.
While moving from my old position to a new position was on my radar there wasn’t much fire under me given the short amount of time I had been in the role. And even if I would’ve been on track to move along chances are I would’ve been on a straight and narrow path with little deviation. Not only did getting laid off provide a kick but it busted open a whole new world of opportunities. Chances are I would’ve never had the opportunity to gain exposure to so many departments or touch base with such a vast network of people if this never would’ve happened.
My only hope was that out of all of those interviews someone would want me. Thankfully several did and I will be heading back to work in a position that is in a totally different direction than I’ve ever gone before, and I’m pretty stoked about that.
Over the past several weeks I’ve found myself saying, “Great things ahead….” to myself and others. It’s basically become my go-to mantra. But it’s not something I’ve just found myself saying…Once again,I truly believe it.
As expected, being laid off was probably one of the best things that could have happened to me.
Keep Smiling and Be Grateful =)