This week has been busy for me. I went around last week and submitted job applications to several businesses in the area in hopes of finding a job. Much to my surprise, I got a phone call the next day from Target. I was not expecting a call from anyone until the end of the week at the earliest. I had submitted an application a couple months ago with them, and got no response, so that added to my surprise. I agreed to come in for an interview, which was yesterday. I spent the rest of the week slowly tying myself in a knot of excitement and anxiety.
Monday, I got a phone call from Brinks. I had submitted at least two applications with them as well, and was beginning to think I would not get any response again. I have an interview with them tomorrow afternoon.
The interview yesterday went well. There was a goof up somewhere in the communication, though. When I walked in, I was told I had missed the interview. Apparently, it was written down that my interview was on Monday. I told them I had clarified the date with the person that called me. They gave me the benefit of the doubt, but told me the position I applied for had been filled. Would I be interested in a different position? I am willing to do about anything for a job at this point, so I said yes. I took a couple questionnaires and did the interview. The interview was in two parts. I did the first part yesterday and came back for the second part today. I am going back tomorrow morning for the official job offer, background check, and drug screening. I am very ecstatic. Not the ideal job, but it will bring in money, should I take to offer, which I am seriously considering.
The possibility of a job with Brinks would be more ideal, but I have a few things going against me in that area. I do not have the required CLEET (Council of Law Enforcement Education and Training) license. I need that in order to do any type of private security. I also do not have an Oklahoma driver's license, and this job will require me to obtain a Class B endorsement. While I am sure Brinks offers to help pay for those, most security companies I have applied for are far more interested in people who already have them. I will go in with an open mind and high hopes tomorrow afternoon, of course. It will be a good experience for me, either way. I am far from experienced when it comes to job interviews.
This week has proven to be an interesting and exciting one so far. I hope it will continue that way.