Job opportunity?

A job opportunity has presented itself to me.

At first glance, it’s a good fit. It’s part-time (the same hours Little Sis will be in morning kindergarten), it’s a secretary position for a non-profit (which I’ve done before), it’s close by, and there’s a daycare center in the basement of the building.

What’s not to love?

It hasn’t been officially advertised yet, but I have the name of the person to call and talk to.

Haven’t done that yet.

I keep telling myself that I have to update my resume first. Except that I can’t FIND the most recent version. Which means I’ll need to re-create it. Ack!

I’m so scared.


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Kathleen Heuer is a serial arts advocate and volunteer. She is the mom of two beautiful girls, wife to a brilliant nuclear engineer, and referee between her golden retriever and her hissy 18-year-old cat. For more, go to
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3 Responses to Job opportunity?

  1. Before you call: Look up the contact person and company on See what you can learn about the person’s background that you could potentially comment on during future conversations. By searching for the company, you may be able to identify other people you could contact / get to know and it may give you a feel for your future co-workers.

    Call! You have the inside scoop and should take advantage of it before someone else does it for you.

    When you call introduce yourself, mention who referred you (if appropriate) and ask for more details regarding the position. Once you get the details (even if you think you know them), offer tidbits about your professional experience and skill sets that tailor fit to the roles & responsibilities provided in the details.

    Close the deal by saying you would love to come in to put a face to a name and have a more detailed conversation on how you can add value.

    Be prepared to send your resume before your in-person interview. If you call in the morning, let the person know you will send it to them later in the day when you have access to your files. This will give you time to finish updating it if not yet complete.

  2. Beq says:

    Yes, certainly place the phone call!!! You don’t need an updated resume to make a call to the non-profit. I can understand you’re scared; it’s good simply to acknowledge that emotion. Now work through it.

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