I took the position! After my phone interview last night I was really excited because it was to potentially work with the director of Race to Nowhere, a documentary about educational pressure on young children. The phone interview was just a screening for the actual director, but it was a cause I believe in and the interviewer said that she REALLY liked me and would push my resume through. The only thing was that the director was on vacation and difficult to get ahold of so it would about two weeks before I heard back for a second interview. With Webfortis I knew that if I got the job that I would be starting on July 5th. The pay would be better with the director, but there wouldn't be much room to move up since they were only a company of two other people.
After my second interview with Webfortis this morning, they offered me the position right on the spot. I did a little task for them so that they could see if I was capable, and clearly I was since the hired me. It is pretty hum drum stuff for now, but they told me that they would only expect me to be in this position for 8-12 months before I start moving up. I'm hoping it will be sooner than that, but that's what they're expecting right now so that they don't have to hire another person right away. The CEO of the company, who has written two books on Dynamics CRM, was excited to see my resume too and is already thinking of tasks for me to help him with. That's a good sign.
I'm a little bummed though because I really wanted the job with the director, but it was too much of a risk and there wouldn't be as much room for growth. I could see myself staying with her and getting coffee and bagels for her for a long time. With Webfortis I can go into different departments or even branch out to other CRM companies.
As I was telling my dad about the interview he told me that my resume impressed the people who are hiring for tech writers at the lab. Oh no! Now what am I going to do? We'll see if anything comes of it! I will worry more about that when the time comes. For now, I have a bottle of bubbly chilling in the fridge and will relax until I start on Tuesday. Juni is coming into town for one day so I will celebrate with her.
After weeding for a few hours it really started to sink in how lucky I got. Luck be a lady tonight!