Monday, March 12, 2012

Airplanes

via nota bene
Everyone who reads this probably already knows that I have an interview with US Airways for a flight attendant position. In the back of my mind I have always thought it would be so interesting to work for an airline. I have always loved the airport because I loved the idea of being able to go somewhere new.

As you may know I'm having a terrible time trying to find jobs. I feel like I'm the only one of the secondary education majors to not get a substitute teaching job. That was really really hard because I worked so hard in school to come out with nothing. I also started to get fed up  with the education job search because no one is hiring history teachers. I also don't have faith in my abilities which makes me put even more pressure on myself.

On Valentine's Day I figured I would look for flight attendant jobs on Monster.com. I thought this was kind of a far fetched idea because all you hear about are airlines laying off people and raising prices. However, it must have been my lucky day because I came across the posting for US Airways. I filled out the application that day and very shortly after I received a call for a phone interview. I was ecstatic.

However, that was short lived. I felt like the weeks were passing by with nothing. Honestly, it was only like  two weeks but when you are ready to move onto bigger and better things that feels like a lifetime. I started to be very cynical about the job and my abilities. I was just about to give up when I got an e-mail. I started reading and my heart dropped because I thought they were telling me I wasn't good enough for the job. I cleared my mind and read it again and realized it was an e-mail I had already received. My friend told me that he thought maybe there was just a glitch in the system so I just let it be.

The next day I received another call from US Airways. They were calling to tell me that they wanted to set up an interview! I was so excited that I thought they said phone interview again so when the man on the other line told me the next available interview they had was on March 28 I thought it was kind of weird that they wouldn't have phone interviews until that late. I quickly realized that this was a REAL interview and good thing I don't have to work that week or else that would have made me look really bad!

I've never had a real adult interview before. I'm nervous but excited. I need to get an interview outfit. Ideas of where I can buy something kind of cheap for my interview? I'm also being flown out for the interview! I am not sure where yet, but I am thinking it's either Phoenix or Charlotte.

I started to feel guilty about this because I feel like I should be doing something more worth while, like teaching. However, I've been praying that God will lead me where He wants me. I realized that I am a pretty good worker. Yes, I get stressed a lot, but I rarely ever complain at work about my jobs. I am willing to work extra and help out co-workers. This type of attitude is what a follower of Christ looks like and if that is how God wants me to fulfill His will than so be it.

Please continue praying for me as I move on to the next stage of my life.

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. - Jeremiah 33:3

3 comments

  1. I'm so excited for you!!! Let me know if you want some 'business clothes' advice

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  2. Yay Jazz! I can come over and help you put together and outfit. I'll be back in Cincinnati on the 25th!

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  3. WOW girl. this is awesome. i had NO idea you were even in this position!! i am excited for you & your interview :) :) :) i think you'll probably need something on the more formal/attendant-y end of things as far as clothes go, but I'm not sure. maybe a mock suiting in jersey? something that won't wrinkle too much since you'll be flying out!

    AHH! lots of love & luck to you...

    p.s. thank you for ALWAYS supporting me with homeseed. it is so encouraging and refreshing, just like your spirit. you are wonderful :)

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