My last real world interview!

Last Update: March 24, 2014

In 13 hours, I will be introducing myself to my last offline interviewers! I have prepared my last resume & portfolio!

This holds much signification for me, I am choosing a job that will allow me to have the time and head-space for my own projects.

Don't get me wrong, I'll do my job just fine, but no extra effort. No more overtime, no more above and beyond, simply punch in-punch out.

Doesn't sound too exciting, but I will actually be loving what I do! Simply, this time around, I am keeping all my extra energy and creativity for my businesses.

They are offering 4 days a week, I'm already planning a schedule for those 3 day weekends on WA and my websites!

Seems here like I already got the job, but I think I do, hihihi. My friend was employed there last week and she has put in a good word for me. + They are desperate to fill this position and I fit the bill perfectly! It should be a casual meeting, I have already met them briefly, their business is in the same building my last office was in.

Having been immersed in job/interview mode today, I was wondering what are your plans for offline jobs? Are you already working part-time? What are your goals when it comes to your working situation?

Wish me luck guys! :)


UPDATE: Thanks for all your wishes! The interview was great, the job even better and I did get the job! :) BUT my information about the work load/hours was totally off. Turns out they need 5-6 days a week, do it all, know it all, in charge of everything, right arm, etc...basically running the whole place! I can ''do'' the job, but I don't ''want'' to.

The question was simple: Am I going to regret not taking this job or am I going to regret not focusing and trying to create my own business. The latter won and I am very happy!

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Maricel Premium
See Im planning on doing my own thing. Ive been the corporate manager for a security company for awhile now and I REALLY cant wait for my online business to get started. Eventually Id like to resign and just focus on doing online business;)
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DNTL Premium
That's wonderful Maricel! With the experience you gained, you will be a great manager to yourself. ;) I understand the feeling, this is also what I really want to be doing. We'll help each other along the way!
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MarkoMavaros Premium
I must agree with Bill. I am also in this time of life. I had quit my job 6 month ago and my unemployment fee is going to run over soon. I have a choice to a "simple" low responsibility job with low payment that will allowed me spare time to invest on my business or a management job that will pay more but will take all my energy and time. Probably I will choose the management job because I miss work out side and my ego like to be a manager.
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DNTL Premium
Thanks for your comment! I love to hear how others feel about an offline job or a business that is not their own. Today, I called the employer to pass on the offer and I'm so happy! The entrepreneurial fiber in me is stronger then the need for a position & a bigger paycheck. I want to write myself big checks, lol. ;)
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Bill67 Premium
Never burn bridges with the jobs you look at or have. You never know if you will have to fall back on them. Use your brain and your hart to plan you life.
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DNTL Premium
Thanks! That makes a whole lot of sense. In this case , the interview was great so no burnt bridges. :)
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Crystal2010 Premium
Only you can decide what is best for you
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DNTL Premium
Thanks! That's true, we are all different and don't have the same definition of happiness or success. Thankfully we are not all after the same thing, there's everything out there for everyone! :)
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bothewebguy Premium
Best of luck to you!
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DNTL Premium
Thank you! I'm sure I'll find something that allows me both, while I eliminate the other. ;)
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DNTL Premium
Thanks for all your wishes! Really boosted me up for the interview!

The interview was great, the job even better and I did get the job! :)

BUT my information about the work load/hours was totally off. Turns out they need 5-6 days a week, do it all, know it all, in charge of everything, right arm, etc...basically running the whole place! I can ''do'' the job, but I don't ''want'' to.

The question was simple: Down the line, am I going to regret not taking this job or am I going to regret not focusing/trying to create my own business?

The latter won and I am very happy! :)
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Damien Lane Premium
YEAH!!!
If I wasn't on the wagon I'd drink to that... Just don't come to me looking for rent money... I will not have it either, though I'd rather be happy with a plan than neither... OnyaG!
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DNTL Premium
Cheers to that, I'm on the wagon too! Before I go to you for rent money, I'll have my dog pitch in $, lol.
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Damien Lane Premium
Your a champ G, that's the spirit mate... Tears in my eye --- a new (broke) non-slave...
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Damien Lane Premium
Go get 'em mate ~ nice news here my friend!
(You already know my 'plans' so won't be boring & repeat here ;) )
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DNTL Premium
Thanks Damien! I think I'll have to join your invention business, lol. I will be turning down the job. So if you need an investor in your evil plan to scr%&w buyers by selling overpriced post-its, I'm in. ;)
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Damien Lane Premium
Oi, just wait a second!

This is a nice community here --- Expect a defamation suit coming your way Missy, prep your lawyer!!!

I'll let you know I have not had one single unsatisfied customer --- Not one single return or complaint!!!
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DNTL Premium
Lol, of course not! Your product is wonderful. Please excuse my ''typos'' I meant: ''your lovely plan to secure buyers by selling a fairly priced post-it invention''.
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Damien Lane Premium
hhhmmm, typos .... ok then, but, tread very, very carefully... I'm watching u little mis sunshine.... very carefully indeed
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Sui_generis Premium
Congrats! By the time I read this, your interview was just about over and I'm going to assume you got the job. :-)
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DNTL Premium
Hi thanks! Yeah the interview was 2 hours long, very casual and the job is great. Yes I did get it :), but I have to turn it down.
Turns out it is a 5-6 days/week job, extra hours, not set schedule, ''ultra'' involved, basically running the whole place! hahaha
Sounds great, but I've done this before, now I want to concentrate on ''my'' business. I'll work as much as this, but for me. At this point in my life that is non negotiable. On to the next one. :)
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CASSTREEJOHN Premium
Instead of luck I pray GOD to bless you with wisdom and all you would need to land in this job and be successfull with your goals. Jaime Castrillon.
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DNTL Premium
How kind of you, I really appreciate it! It was a great interview, great job, but not at all what I expected. I'll keep your blessing for the next one. :)
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Melanie1508 Premium
Sounds like you have a perfect plan! Good luck. Ah....freedom! :)
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DNTL Premium
Thanks! It was a great interview, but it's not the ''one''. I'll have to blog about my 2nd last interview... ;)
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stn67 Premium
I like my job as well and it give me some deadlines during the day
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DNTL Premium
That's great! You're lucky, this is the kind of schedule that allows you to have time for whatever other projects you may have.
I'm looking for the same, I want to have time to dedicate to this project, not give my soul/all my energy for someone else's business, even if the job is great and they are the nicest people on earth! :)
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stn67 Premium
I like the entrepreneur way off thinking but stay home and only spent time on my own business is just not work for me i think ewen iff i be able to make twice as much online i will still have my job, but that's how i am i know most hate their job
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DNTL Premium
Ya, I understand you. I actually always loved my work like you. I have always been ultra involved and because of this, did not have time to concentrate on my projects. I did have an offline business business for 2 years, but the combination wasn't working. I don't have a problem working from home. To be more social I can grab my laptop and work from a Starbucks or use my flexible schedule to do volunteer work. Looking forward to it! :)
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stn67 Premium
Sound like a good plan, i also like to sit on a café and whrite on my tablet i get more done there then i do when im at home
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thriver Premium
Just don't get too tired. I work part time with no set schedule. I work for three weeks (from home) and am off 1-2 weeks.. There is a lot of catching up and refreshing my mind to do when I do get my time off. Also there are other things that have to be taken care of that I have neglected while working that have to be done on my time off. Not complaining but it can be discouraging and the process is really slowed down. If you can be happy with this process it's fine but give yourself a break and realize things will slow down.
Good luck.
Pam
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DNTL Premium
Hi, thank you for the insight! The way I see it, sure things might slow down, but only to speed up in the long run. :) Fact is I want a steady salary, but my mind free for my business. Like you say, I'll have to find balance to avoid overworking myself, that would be a disservice to myself. Thank you for the luck! :)
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Internetgranny Premium
Good luck. You've got it all perfectly worked out! I am retired and am thoroughly enjoying being master of my time.
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DNTL Premium
Hahaha, "master of your time" well put! Thank you for the encouragement!
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masirois Premium
Good luck!!
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DNTL Premium
Thank you! I'll use it in 2 1/2 hours. :)
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bika06 Premium
Good luck! Crossing my fingers for you. As for me, I am a full time mom :)
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DNTL Premium
Thank you, I appreciate it! Hats off to you, that is surely the most full-time job there is, yet probably the most rewarding. :)
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1MR Premium
Jealous! Good luck! I'll have to pick your brain. I'm looking for the same.
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DNTL Premium
Thanks! As long as the hourly wage is good, it's easy to make it work. + what I found is a 7 minute walk from my home, more time saved! You can find something that'll work for you, no doubt. :)
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Jen090 Premium
Congratulations, you seem very happy about your work and ice in general. I work part-time, so I have lots of time with WA at the moment.
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DNTL Premium
Thank you Jen! Oh that's great, you work part-time, hopefully that remains so you can keep dedicating a lot of time on your business. :)
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msdj8163 Premium
I am also looking to work part time. I left my job after 23 years last year. Now I need a little income and the ability to allow me to build my online business. I think you can eventually live on your online income but it just takes time. Wish you all the best and good luck.
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DNTL Premium
Wow, awesome bold move after 23 years! Time for you to be your own boss. :) Meanwhile, a little money on the side won't hurt. You can look for something close to your home, you won't need to commute and you'll have more freedom. Thanks for the good words!
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successhoney Premium
I work full time and I spend time with my grandchildren,in the weekends, but I spend at least 3 hours each night to work on my WA Mon - Thurs. My grandchildren are moving to live in another city that takes about 2 hours drive, I will miss them but I will have more time to do my WA.. But all the best for your future and thanks for sharing
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DNTL Premium
That's a great schedule you've got going on! I'm sorry your grandchildren will be further away, but ye! to technology you can skype between visits. Thank you forcyour encouragement!
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Scorpio15 Premium
All the best for the future in your new job!
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DNTL Premium
Thank you! If they like me + I like them, should be a done deal. Plus I get to work with one of my best friend (we met at our last work)!
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KatieMac Premium
Wish you the very best of luck with the job and look forward to reading about your success with the WA venture
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DNTL Premium
Thank you Katie! I hope this choice creates what I want, better life - work quality and time for me to build my own online. :)
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nomda ploom Premium
good commentary- and it is helping to open thoughts up to get down the road in the optimum way. Andy
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DNTL Premium
Thanks! I think it's the right route, hopefully it leads me to a put of gold. ;)
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Mark Tait Premium
Good Luck!!
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DNTL Premium
Thank you, crossing my fingers!
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BIS Premium
Wishing you the very best of luck in fulfilling your dreams. :) Beverley
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DNTL Premium
Thank you! I feel I'm getting closer, I'm trying to have the most luck on my side! :)
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TravelHacker Premium
You kind of hit a sore point... I gotta think about next year, but don't really want to...

It's hard because I'm hoping that by August, I will have an income through my website, but it's kind of hard to rely on that... Ahhh... I'm thinking of looking to get a job a few days a week (kind of like you) and be super flexible otherwise.

I'm kind of a travel junkie and love heading out of town for the weekends and whatnot...
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DNTL Premium
I think you can generate income by August, but to live on is a different story. It would be great for you to have a part time job! If you get a good hourly wage and tighten the budget for a while it's doable. + Worth it so you can squeeze in some online work and travelling! Good luck, keep me posted!
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Pro2100 Premium
Nice, Very nice. Great attitude!
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DNTL Premium
Thanks! I'll have better balance now between the 2, with obviously the goal to kick the offline one to the curb. ;)
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Trialynn Premium
Good Luck, may you get your hearts wish.
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DNTL Premium
Thank you so much! Well my true heart's wish is full time online business, but all in good time. :)
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