Monday, August 20, 2007

Job Hunting Update

It was just about one month ago that this happened. I’ve spent the last four weeks looking like crazy for a job. There are plenty of jobs out there for me and I had some really good interviews. But for some reason, those particular employment opportunities never materialized into anything.

Then I got the job interview with the state agency.

Things went rather well and an offer from them seemed highly likely, but the paperwork had to go through the system and that takes time.

I kept up my search to make sure I have all my bases covered and not put all my eggs in one basket. (Feel free to insert your favorite cliché here.)

I landed an interview with a top firm in Indianapolis and that interview also went well. It started with two of the engineering managers. At the start of that interview, the fellow that I would actually be working for informed me that they had scheduled an hour with me but that he had a project to complete and would need to leave after thirty minutes. When his time was up, he said he knew he needed to go, but wanted to stay longer and learn more about me. Afterwards, I spent another half hour with the company vice president. That went okay but not nearly as good as the first hour. They said I would hear from them next week sometime.

I could see myself working there, but it didn’t feel as good as the other one I was hoping for. I’ve spent a lot of time on my knees talking things over with God about my job situation. I finally agreed that I would go wherever He wants me to go and do whatever He calls me to do. I also added that, “Lord, you also know my heart. But I will leave it all in Your Hands.”

The day after that interview I got a phone call from the state agency. I spoke with the guy I had interviewed with previously. He informed me that all the paperwork had been processed and had gone through all the channels.

The result?

One week from today at 8:30 AM, I will officially be working here

as the new Pavement Maintenance Engineer in the Pavement Preservation Department.

Finding out about the job, landing the interview and making it through the process in the comparatively short time it took is most certainly a God thing.

So this week I will be finishing up some projects around the house and play some golf.

My boxes are by the door and ready to go, with my umbrella resting on top.

Thank you all so much for your prayers.

God is good.



The Old Fart said...

Congratulations on your new job, once you get into working the new job you will have to tell us how it is going.

God truly is good and will look after his children.

A Blessed week is wished for you

EE said...

YEAH!!! I'm so happy for you! Any of those places would be lucky to have you!
Congrats, Dude!

Dr.John said...

Is that the same as the State Department of Maximum Inconvenience ? You know the one that decides which road to rip up so as to cause as many problems as possible.
Glad that God got you the job you wanted.

Anonymous said...


I am so happy for you, it pays to stay calm, and trust and obey, doesn't it? Glad you got the job you wanted, God does know our hearts and he gave you what yours desired. I bet you feel all wrapped up in God's love right now?

Real Life in South Carolina said...

I KNEW you were going to get the job! ;) It just makes your testimony even stronger. :) Congratulations, and hope you are enjoying your few days off before starting your new job! Although, if it's as hot there as it is here, I can't imagine golfing!

That Chick Over There said...

I'm so happy for you!!!

Can I be the one who writes the signs for the DOT? Because I would be really, really good at it. I can suggest alternative routes with the best of them.