Monday, January 23, 2012

I Got a New Job

As I said in my previous post, I had a job interview last week. My interview went pretty well even though I was quite sick with a head cold.

I started my job as a Personal Banker about seven years ago when I graduated from college. I wasn't one of those people that graduated from school and knew that moment what my career path was. I needed health insurance and was looking for a job that I would have for about six months. By then, I should know what I want to do for the rest of my life.

Well, here I am, er here I was, almost seven years later at the same company but will a ton of experience under my belt. I had come to love my job and the customers that inspired me to come to work every day. My branch is in a fairly small community where everyone seems to know everyone else. It is the type of town where a typical run to the grocery store will mean multiple run-ins with people you know. My husband calls me a "townie" and I'm actually proud of it. Growing up in a suburb of Minneapolis, I'd experience this to an extent but not much. Because of this, I wanted to stay at my branch instead of taking a promotion at a different branch in a different city. These positions had opened at near by branches but I didn't want to leave our customer base so I didn't apply for them.

In December, my Branch Supervisor was offered a promotion to a different branch in a near by city. I figured he would take it because he had been hoping for that position for a long time. I knew he had been training me to take his job for years but even then, I wasn't quite sure I wanted it. It was right before the Holidays and I had a vacation coming up. I wasn't sure if I was ready to make the decision to apply for the job or not. So I waited until after coming back from my vacation to make a decision. I applied for the job.

After my sickly interview, I did well enough to be offered the job last week. I took it ofcourse. I'm a little nervous but pretty confident I'll be able to do the job. And I'm confident that I get to keep working with the same customers.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the new job! I got a new job too ...I start Feb. 6th :)

    Yaa for new Jobs!