The hard work has finally paid off! I received a job offer this morning, from one of the jobs I interviewed for last Wednesday! They are meeting my salary expectations, and have set the start date for next week Monday!
The offices are in a really nice part of London, which makes everything even better for me!
I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders, and I have a few days to relax and prepare before starting the new job. Of course the contracts have not yet been signed, and I am now awaiting the official offer letter, so I won't be able to fully appreciate it all until everything has been sorted. But for now, I am imensely happy, especially because this job is something I really want to do!
In other news, I got a few more bits and bobs for the flat yesterday, had a telephone interview which I didn't feel too great about afterwards, and completed a few more job applications. I realise that I don't really have to worry about it all now, but I do like to have a backup plan, especially because of what happened to my friend (let's call him Jason):
He had a job interview about 5 weeks ago. No offer has been made, and the job hasn't gone to anybody else (as far as we're aware!!), however the company did ask Jason for references. He's been fighting an downhill battle with his old company since then, trying to get references from them and supply them to the other company. Now, he's still no closer to a job offer, and has no backup, as he hasn't applied to other jobs as much as he had been before the interview. The main problem I see here, however, is the fact that Jason only seems to contact these companies once a week. I, however, find that if you really want something, you need to be contacting people a lot more, almost pestering them, to get something done. This is especially the case with busy people as, if you don't remind them constantly, the will forget!
Ever since then, I've been applying to jobs like crazy, even after interviews, and contacting people as well, to make sure I know exactly what is going on, and that I have some form of contingency plan in case plan A messes up!
Other than my job offer, I have no other news, but I will keep you posted on further adventures!
Hope you all have a lovely day.
As Always, Stay Tuned!