I know you’ve heard this before, but this time it’s dif­fer­ent.

I start­ed a new job a cou­ple of months ago. I am the com­mu­ni­ca­tions spe­cial­ist for True­hope Nutri­tion­al Sup­port Ltd. They pro­duce a micronu­tri­ent for­mu­la designed to help peo­ple with men­tal ill­ness.

My respon­si­bil­i­ties include man­ag­ing social media prop­er­ties, copy­writ­ing, and man­ag­ing their newslet­ter.

Last spring, I noticed their were hir­ing a web devel­op­er, so I applied for that posi­tion. A cou­ple of days after the inter­view, their HR rep phoned me to say they want­ed to inter­view me again, but this time for a dif­fer­ent posi­tion.

They had been impressed in my inter­view with my com­mu­ni­ca­tions and social media skills and expe­ri­ence and were inter­est­ed in cre­at­ing a posi­tion around that. The inter­view went great and was very encour­ag­ing.

A cou­ple of weeks lat­er, I was told that they had imple­ment­ed a hir­ing freeze because they were devot­ing their resources to win­ning a court case. I was dis­ap­point­ed.

About six months lat­er, I heard back say­ing they were inter­est­ed in mov­ing for­ward. I inter­viewed again with a dif­fer­ent set of peo­ple, and here I am.

The last two months have been a great expe­ri­ence. This is the first time where I feel like I am gen­uine­ly val­ued at work and I can use my strengths and tal­ents in pro­duc­tive ways every day

About Kim Siever

I am a copy­writer and copy­ed­i­tor. I blog on writ­ing and social media tips most­ly, but I some­times throw in my thoughts about run­ning a small busi­ness. Fol­low me on Twit­ter at @hotpepper.

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