Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Let the application process begin

Yesterday I applied for my first job. Today I applied for another. With just over two months to go before I finish this program, I figured it was time to start. If things were to work out ideally, I would have a job lined up before I finish, but I'm not holding my breath...I know it will probably take some time! That being said, I have never really enjoyed the process of applying and interviewing for jobs. It always seems to take a lot longer than you anticipate and it always seems to be a fairly frustrating process. With that in mind, I've been trying to front-load a lot of my clinical hours over the past few weeks so that I will be freer in November and beyond to focus on the application process.

Overall I am a lot more confidant now applying for jobs than I was both when we graduated college and again when we moved to Farmville. I have a lot more professional experience behind me and that seems to count for everything these days. Plus, not that I want to, but I already have a job that I can pick up more hours with for a few months into next year if I need, so I've got that added security that I won't just be bored at home going crazy until I find something. 

The end is in sight, people! I can hardly even imagine what it will be like having two paychecks again...

7 comments:

Chris said...

2 paychecks! Party at our place! Everybody's invited. We'll have beer and chips!

maggie said...

count me in, Chris! so, so excited for you to be DONE, katie!!!

jennie said...

good luck on the application process, katie!! and my RSVP for the party is COMING.

Michele said...

Congratulations and my very best to you in the process! When will you be able to take the boards? Where are you applying... Closer to home I hope??? Can't wait to see you next weekend! Michele

Patty said...

Count me in, too! I'm coming! So proud of you Katie for all your hard work. Both of you have invested well for your future!

LA-jan said...

Are you looking for new grad programs? Magnet? Can't tell you how important a teaching hospital is (or should I say rewarding)! Good luck and congrats!!

Paula said...

Almost there, Katie! Great job!! See you this weekend.