Friday, November 8, 2013

Work Work Work!

I thought I should update you all on my current job, just because it's a big part of my daily life, and it's probably not what y'all would expect! If you have followed me through college, you may remember that I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Health Science, with an emphasis in public health. After I graduated, I took a position working as a nutrition assistant to a chiropractor back in Dallas. It was somewhat in my field, and it was what I was used to doing!

Well then...I decided to marry this cute guy and move to Utah. That meant relocating to a place where I had never lived nor worked before. It was nearly impossible to try to get a job in my field nailed down before I moved there, because I couldn't very easily stop by and set up an interview ya know? I tried and tried so hard before I moved there, but then I came to the conclusion, the job search would have to wait till I moved in to this new place. Lynn told me to take my time and enjoy a while of not working after the stress of the wedding and all that. Well, he's great, but I'm not the type to sit around and enjoy not working, it makes me feel inadequate. I lived in the library for 3 weeks when I first got here, spending every day all day while Lynn worked applying for positions and calling, and sending my resume. I had probably 10 interviews and no call backs, or calls saying "I'm sorry, the position has been filled". Nothing was pay wise what I wanted, nor was it even anything I wanted to be doing. Then after three unsuccessful weeks I reached a point where I lost patience. I gave up and just wanted a job, I didn't care what kind. So I must of applied for a job for a mortgage company, I was just applying for anything and everything. I don't really even remember applying for that one because there were so many. But I remember being in the library, and I got a phone call. It was a lady from the mortgage company. She had just looked at my resume and wanted to schedule an interview. I said ok, and didn't really think much of it because this had happened many times to me in the last few weeks, with no success. And with NO mortgage or banking experience, my hopes were nearly non-existent. I   felt inadequate and surprised they were even contacting me. I talked myself into going to the interview, even though I didn't think anything would come of it.

Well the interview went great, and I straight up told them, I know i have no experience in this field, but that'd I love to have a job. I left feeling really good about how the interview went, and for the first time in a while, I was excited at the possibility of getting this job. They called me back the next day, and offered me the job!

I started out at the bottom on the the ladder with Mortgage Compliance Advisers  which was just fine with me. I sat at my computer every day, did what I was supposed to. Then a few months later, they moved me to a different department that I liked a lot more, actually auditing mortgage files. This is something that I took off with, and really succeeded at. After a while, my supervisor made me a mentor for my peers, which I thought was awesome. And while after that she promoted me to being a Jr team lead. And after a while again, she promoted me to team lead! TEAM LEAD!! Woot woot! So I am now a supervisor of a team of 14 individuals. I interact with the big wigs of the company constantly, and am depended on by many people. Last week I had one on one meetings with each of my team members, and it was quite an amazing opportunity. I feel like this position has greatly taught me many things, I've never held a huge leadership position in any area of work in my life. I never ever would have thought I'd be so blessed to be where I am today, and am sincerely grateful.

Now that I've bored you all with a long description of my work, I never have to do it again!
K gotta fly!

2 comments:

Unknown said...

What?! Team lead! That's awesome! Congratulations mel!!

BillyWest said...

the idea is good but there also have same problem in getting job. in Malaysia there is opportunity to study and work at time. after study you can apply job in Singapore also. course fees are also not much difference than India. here so-many college offering MBA programe which is affiliated from UK. so you will get awarded by UK certificate.

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