U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment > Job Search
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-18-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
21,227 posts, read 11,862,565 times
Reputation: 32292

Advertisements

Fingers crossed for you that Job B comes through with an offer today!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-19-2015, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Out West
22,823 posts, read 16,889,510 times
Reputation: 26358
Best of luck, but no matter what happens either way, you're employed! If Job B comes through, think what a wonderful Christmas you're about to have.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-21-2015, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
21,227 posts, read 11,862,565 times
Reputation: 32292
OP, did you hear back from Job B?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-21-2015, 02:07 PM
 
2,250 posts, read 2,135,148 times
Reputation: 1501
Yes, I heard back from Job B! They sent me an offer!!!!!! $75k, full benefits, travel 30% of the time, and I will be the #2 person for Marketing in the entire company (a team of 6).

I am so excited. I will be signing the paperwork today. I am thrilled! Thanks again everyone for your input and support!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-21-2015, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Upper Darby, PA
403 posts, read 318,295 times
Reputation: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by UrbanCheetah View Post
So I have been unemployed for 4.5 months. It's been a long road and I am just exhausted from applying to so many jobs. On Wednesday I received an offer from a company where the position is great (Marketing/PR position) but at the same time the company is not my cup of tea. They do Accounting and Finance, which I have zero interest in, and almost all my professional (and educational) experience has been with the Architecture and design industry for the most part. Let's call this one JOB A

A couple weeks ago, I interviewed with an Architecture technology company for essentially the same role that I received an offer for this week. I LOVE the position and very familiar with the company. I know the Architecture industry like the back of my hand and could come in and hit the ground running. I prefer this one (let's call it JOB B), over JOB A big time. I made it through the first two rounds and only had two more rounds to go. The interviews were a great success and I was told I was their top candidate. My last two rounds were scheduled for next week.

Like I said I got an offer from JOB A on Wednesday. Now initially I was going to accept the first offered to me due to my unemployment status, but I said screw that. After waiting for almost 5 months I at least deserve to have a choice. So I told JOB A I would like some time to review the offer, by EOD Friday. They said that's perfect. I called JOB B right away and notified them that I got an offer.

JOB B scrambled. As soon as I told them got me on the phone with the two final individuals later in the day (one was on vacation) instead of meeting next week, then they asked me for my references. Today they called all my references that I provided. They also started to ask me again about my salary and go over benefits to see if I had any questions in regards to those.

Based on how they scrambled, do you think I will be getting an offer from JOB B? I really hope I do. I have waited to so long to get a new job, it's been such a journey, that it really would be amazing if I was given this role. If I don't get an offer from JOB B by Friday EOD I will have to accept JOB A which is great in its own right, but at the same time frustrating because after all of this waiting and energy spent on the job search it would be nice to have a choice, especially when one of those is a job I really really want.

When unemployment is only 26 weeks you really can't afford to have a choice because times goes so fast when you are not working. If I know I been unemployed for close to 5 months and know my UI is ending in another month I am accepting the first offer given to me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-21-2015, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Upper Darby, PA
403 posts, read 318,295 times
Reputation: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by UrbanCheetah View Post
Yes, I heard back from Job B! They sent me an offer!!!!!! $75k, full benefits, travel 30% of the time, and I will be the #2 person for Marketing in the entire company (a team of 6).

I am so excited. I will be signing the paperwork today. I am thrilled! Thanks again everyone for your input and support!
Glad it worked out for you
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-21-2015, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
21,227 posts, read 11,862,565 times
Reputation: 32292
That's awesome! Congrats and best of luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-22-2015, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Out West
22,823 posts, read 16,889,510 times
Reputation: 26358
Quote:
Originally Posted by UrbanCheetah View Post
Yes, I heard back from Job B! They sent me an offer!!!!!! $75k, full benefits, travel 30% of the time, and I will be the #2 person for Marketing in the entire company (a team of 6).

I am so excited. I will be signing the paperwork today. I am thrilled! Thanks again everyone for your input and support!
Best Christmas present ever. Congratulations.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-22-2015, 11:22 AM
 
3,460 posts, read 2,211,195 times
Reputation: 6133
Quote:
Originally Posted by UrbanCheetah View Post
Yes, I heard back from Job B! They sent me an offer!!!!!! $75k, full benefits, travel 30% of the time, and I will be the #2 person for Marketing in the entire company (a team of 6).

I am so excited. I will be signing the paperwork today. I am thrilled! Thanks again everyone for your input and support!
Congratulations!!! Thanks for letting us know.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-22-2015, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
15,046 posts, read 21,801,255 times
Reputation: 22296
Congrats!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment > Job Search
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top