Saturday, August 20, 2005

True Jersey, HR Director?

I had my interview for the HR Director position yesterday. I wasn't sure how it went...I felt good about my answers, but I still felt like I didn't have enough experience in certain areas to be considered. Then, lo and behold, about an hour after I get home from the interview the phone rings. Its the CEO, asking me to come back for a second interview. Wow. So now I really have to think about whether I am actually capable of doing this job. And I am not talking about giving myself a pep talk and saying "You Can Do It!" I mean, the company has no HR department right now, so I would have to build the whole deal from scratch. Is that super-exciting, or is it super-scary? And, its a non-profit company. Which could be great to work for because the people might be really nice and cool. Or it could suck because the money's not as good and I hate crunchy-granola people.

All I know is that I have picked out all these new clothes I want to buy for myself, and all these clothes for Princess. So I need a job soon. I have another interview on Monday at a different company, and then I have my second interview for this job on Wednesday. So, we'll see what happens.

34 comments:

Danielle said...

Go with your gut... Congrats on the positive feedback!

Master Foley said...

good luck

annie said...

That would be a cool experience to build from scratch as you say. But yeah, there is the danger of crunchy-granola people, I HATE them, too!

Camy Leon said...

Sounds soo exciting. When you totally succeed at this, It will looks so good on your resume. If you fuck up, hey they are non-profit granola people. So, that will be your excuse.
I'm sorry to ask, but is her name really princess? Cute clothes, can we see what you got?

Indigo said...

That is totally exciting!!! Good luck!

Raehan said...

Good luck! It should come clearer after these interviews which job is best for you.

Patsy Darling said...

Go for the money.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

princess is going to be one smartly dressed little princess!
i don't know what i'd do here, it shouldn't be just about the money, a challenge would be good, but you also don't want to be overworked. guess i'm not much help here, good luck on your other interviews.

MommaK said...

Good luck! I love the outfits:)

Natsthename said...

I like Danielle's "go with your gut" advice. You really have to!

And I LOVE that leopard beret!!! It's adorable! (sometimes I miss not having a girl!)

Lucy Stern said...

Do you have experience in RH work? Do you think you can go in there and not have to get a lot of training? If you have experience, go for it. The little still voice in your head will tell you what to do. It probably would look good on your resume. Good luck to you and princess.

PresentStorm said...

Good Luck and Congrats on that second interview .You must be making a great impression :)

I loooooveee Gymboree .They have the cutest stuff!!!

Loz said...

hi true,
good luck with the second interview - don't sweat it about whether or not you think you can do the job. considering there is no HR dept now, you'll be able to build things up the way you want them done, which i think would be very liberating. just think of it as great experience and an advantage for you if you go for another director job in the future.

mrsmogul said...

That is so cool! If you do get the HR job, hire me if I move to NJ in the future! hehe.

I personally like to look at other people's resumes. It always makes me laugh when they list their personal interests. My fingers and eyes are crossed for you!

Oh wait, this isn't working for Starbucks is it? :)

Peanutt said...

You CAN do it!!!
Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Kym said...

Good luck, and remember this... If you are the first HR Director, they have nothing to compare you with. You can set the world on fire or you can slide thru.

One thing about Non-Profit is you have to remember it's about funding... Get your dollars up front and remember to not hire over the budget to keep your budget (pay) safe.!

Best of luck! Love the clothes for Princess!

Janet said...

Awesome! I wish you much luck!

-xtessa- said...

good luck true! i know you'll pick which job will suit you better.;)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Wishing you all the luck, True. You ought to be the HR director in OUR company...that would get them going!

..::Meems::.. said...

Cool beans. Good luck to ya! =)

Holly said...

I hope you get that job! So Princess can get all those groovy clothes....

trine said...

oooh wow, good luck!!! hope you get it!!!!!
how cool would that be!!

jlybn123 said...

This could very well be a great thing. Have you researched the company, at all??? Just curious!

Good luck, with whatever you decide! Hope you get your new duds soon! LOL

Marie said...

Good luck! It sounds like you have some good options opening up at the right time. :)

LisaBinDaCity said...

Best of luck! And LOL at "crunchy- granola people." Your NJ roots are showing ;-)

Befuddled Sparrow said...

hi,
best of luck! u can do it!
tc

Scully said...

Congratulations on the second interview!

Good attitude and I know you can do it.

And who needs a reason to buy new clothes?

Molly said...

Hope you get good news on the job front soon...for the sake of your's and princesses' wardrobes!

Tuesday Girl said...

I hope you get teh job, then you can hire me to work from home!
Yay us.

Arethusa said...

Good luck on the job search TJ, whatever you get I'm sure you'll do your best at it.

Lauren said...

Good Luck!

I think if you weren't qualified, they wouldn't be calling you for a second...go with it :)

Okgirl Speaks said...

Good Luck! I recently went back to work in the HR Dept. of a large university. It is pretty interesting work. I am sure you will do awesome at your interview.

Princsvspa said...

This is SO exciting! It's super scary to go into something that doesn't exist and think, "Can I make this into something real?" I was at that point this time last year. But, it's also a way for you to prove to yourself just how good you really are.

Non-profit folk are, for the most part, really good people. Not all of them are super crunchy - just...nice.

Good luck!!!!

MIZPOWDERPINK said...

Hi fellow Jersey Girl. I work for a non-profit in Jersey. The pay is horrible, but I get tons of vacation time. There are tons of opportunities, but very political. Get ready to kiss some azz..good luck :-)
PS Love the look of your blog.