Friday, February 17, 2006

Job Update

I just spoke with the placement agency again. It looks like the guy who interviewed me is thinking of hiring me for Part B of the job. That means no basic reception tasks, very little of the day to day stuff that I do right now. In short, the part that scares me!!! Without going into specifics, the company in question is an international market research firm. My official title would be "Mystery Shopper Account Manager" which says a lot. I'm trying to examine WHY I'm so unsure about a position with the listed responsiblities though. Obviously he thinks I can do it (which I'm taking as a huge compliment) and the recruiter assured me that I have all the transferable skills necessary to do the job. I just don't have the lingo or the background. It would be a big learning curve but there's no reason why I can't do what is required.

When I started my job search, and during the years that I've been talking about it, I keep saying that I want "out of customer service". There is an element of customer service with this position but it's on a much more professional basis then I've been used to and VERY little of it is in person.

There is some program content responsibilities which I've been shying away from but I think that comes from the complacancy that I've been lulled into with my current postion. I USED to be good at taking initiative and I need to give myself more credit towards my abilities. I'm also thinking that this *could* be a job that I could get excited about.

I guess I just have to be happy that it's temp to perm. Gives me an out if I've been telling myself lies :P

~Heidi

2 comments:

Pamela Lynn ~ flutterby7 said...

Cool news! You can do it!

Veronica in Aus said...

Take up leap - you never know....it may just be your perfect job ;)