Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I need a J.O.B.

I hate looking for a job.  It is the WORST!  Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I had a clue as to what I actually want to do.  I know I want to stay in outside sales, but that leaves things pretty wide open. 

When Steve and I got married and I moved to Houston, I parted ways with Tom James.  A few months ago, I expressed an interest in rejoining them, but was told that was not an option.  Then Steve's assistant quit and so I filled in until he found a new assistant and I trained him. Now, I'm back at ground zero. 

Here is what I know:
1.  I need to sell something I believe in and can get excited about.  I had a sales position with a company where I did not believe in the product, and was terrible at it.
2.  I was not born to be an assistant; I was born to have one.
3.  I want a company where there is opportunity for growth and I can build a team/train people.
4.  I have expensive taste and need a position where I can make enough to support that.
5.  I prefer transactional sales.  I like knowing when I leave an appointment that I either made a sale or I didn't. 
6.  I love to travel and would like a position with the flexibility that I can still go on a couple big trips a year.

Other than that, I am pretty open.  This morning I had an informal phone interview with a guy at a wine distribution company.  Wine is DEFINITELY something I believe in and can get excited about.  They only promote from within, so there is definite possibility for advancement.  It is transactional and is commission based, so that fulfills those 2.  The only problem is that in the beginning (meaning first year or two), you have to work Saturdays.  I'm not sure if this is every Saturday, or just a few a month, but that is definitely a downside.  I just did my personality test for them and they want to bring me in for a panel interview.  Guess I will get more answers at that point. 

In the meantime, I'm just looking around, trying to figure out what my occupation will be in this chapter of my life. 

This world seems to be less and less about what you know, and more about who you know, which is a major disadvantage for me in a city where I know no one.  I won't let that keep me down....gotta keep on truckin'.

Worst case scenario, I'll get a little surgery and go this route:


  1. I wouldn't get too excited about the wine opportunity. Sadly, I'm sure you'll fail the personality test. sorry buddy.

  2. Texas is very much who you know not what you know I learned that quickly when I first moved here and learn it more and more daily. I do a million different things...we need to chat.