Changing Jobs During Covid?

Changing Jobs

Hello dear reader! Recently I changed jobs during the Covid epicemic and I wanted to share this experience with you. I had reached a dead end with my previous job. Morale was low, all I did was go home and sleep, weekends were devoid of joy……I’m sure most of you have been there at some point. I was at my wits end and something had to give. After discussing things with my lovely wife, we agreed it was time for a change. So I swallowed my considerable amount of anxiety and got to work.

The first major step was to update my resume. That’s the easy part of changing jobs as I already had the relevant information on hand. Also on the plus side I had a saved copy of my previous resume so I had something to go off of. After polishing up a few things and keeping it to a good 2 pages, I submitted my resume to Indeed.com and Careerbuilder.com. I also applied for a few things that looked good and fit my skill set as a computer technician. Then the wait began.

6 weeks went by before I heard anything. Naturally my depression and anxiety wanted to get the better of me but I wouldn’t let it. This was a test of endurance if nothing else. As my lovely wife told me, “not hearing anything is better than hearing no.” Which, of course, is 100% true. She has the nasty habit of being right about these things. Anyways, I did indeed hear from one of the jobs I applied for. I was pleasantly surprised to hear they wanted to do a technical phone interview right away. Great, I thought…..so I hit my technical books on Windows 10 and tried to dig up any obscure questions they may ask. The phone interview went off without a hitch. I was able to answer all of their questions with minimal difficulty. Now came the super-fun part everyone loves when changins jobs….the in-person interview.

There is a certain art form that comes with the in-person job interview while changing jobs.

They know within 1-5 minutes if they are hiring you or not. It’s also a chance for you to interview them and get a feel for the people you are talking to. Everything had to be up to muster; ironed shirt and pants, shined shoes, matching tie, ect. Strangely enough I was not nervous for this interview. Perhaps God was giving me an extra helping of His peace for that day. Anyways, I arrived early and waited my turn to be called in. My turn came, I made eye contact and waved (no handshakes due to Covid) and made my way to the interview room. To my surprise the 2 gentlemen in the room talked more about themselves and asked about my personal life than anything technical. I told them about my lovely wife, my blog, and my love for DC comics (not so much for the current films, but that’s a whole different blog entry.) So after about a half hour we concluded and I went home. I was thinking I didn’t want to celebrate too quickly but I felt good about things.

Within a week I was offered the position. Woohoo! That only leaves the last item of putting in my two weeks notice. My supervisor took it surprisingly well and I worked the rest of my two weeks with minimum stress. One month into this new job my stress levels are better and I am sleeping normal hours. Plus the wife is happy which is always a nice bonus. The whole experience reminded me of 2 Timothy 1:7 which says “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” If you are willing to meet God halfway and reach out for a long-shot goal, you may just be surprised at the results.

Thanks for reading! Please visit https://www.bibilegateway.com for more relevant Scripture passages. God Bless.

-Brian Caley