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New phone and stuff


I checked out the Verizon website today to see if there were any specials on the phones I am interested in and I ended up order an EnV2 because it only ended up being $29.99 out of pocket. I can't wait to get it. So send me your phone numbers!

Last night Andy and I went to meet some of his new classmates. That was nice. We walked to the one girl's apartment and spent a few hours talking with 6 other law students. It started storming while we were there and we walked back home in a light mist of rain. It was nice but I was really tired by the time we got home, as it was about 10:30 p.m.. Andy is going out to meet them all again tonight at a local bar. I opted not to go because I have to get ready for the interview tomorrow.

As to the interview, I am going to make sure my portfolio is in order, look up directions (ETA: OKAY, GET THIS, THE GANNETT FLEMING OFFICE IS RIGHT NEXT TO HOLY SPIRIT HOSPITAL. SHEESH), hem my suit pants, compare my experience with their requirements and write down a few questions to ask my interviewers. Any suggestions as to questions I should ask or anything else I should do to prepare?

I have tomorrow off from AutoZone, so that's nice. After the interview, we are heading home. I am excited. I hope it goes well tomorrow.

Gannett Fleming


I received a call this afternoon from Gannett Fleming asking me if I would like to come in to interview for the marketing cordinator position that I spoke to them about last Thursday. I, of course, said, "Definitely!" So I have an interview at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the firm.

The job advertisement reads as such:

Marketing Coordinator - (NV10510)
Job Type: Salaried
Requisition Number: NV10510
Location: Camp Hill, PA
Last Updated: 07/29/2008

Job Description:

Gannett Fleming Inc. is an international planning, design, and construction management firm providing quality, full-service, multidisciplinary engineering services in the U.S. and abroad since 1915.

The Environmental Resources Division in our Camp Hill office is seeking highly-motivated Marketing Coordinator for our growing solutions-oriented group. If you are looking for new and challenging ways to apply the latest technology come join our team of engineers, scientists, and analysts servicing a variety of Practices. Our team members have the opportunity to be involved in multi-discipline projects while developing diverse skill sets working with our company's engineering experts. Consider joining our team and contributing to our on-going success while setting the pace of your career.


Duties/Responsibilities may include the following:

-General qualifications creation and updates
-Service sheet creation and updates
-Brochure creation and updates
- Advertising
- Marketing materials database
- Marketing research
- Marketing Plan assistance
- Award submissions
- Website updates
- Intranet site updates
- Client contact database
- CRM
- Conference and/or trade show attendance

Education/Requirements:

- BA/BS in Marketing, Communications or related field
- Five or more years experience, preferably with an A/E firm.

In addition to excellent salary and benefits, Gannett Fleming, Inc. offers the opportunity to work with a nationally-ranked engineering firm in a highly professional environment.


While speaking to me, Nancy said that in addition to hiring a marketing cordinator, the Environmental Department will also be hiring a proposal cordinator. Now the job I originally applied for was proposal cordinator for a different department, so they thought they would speak to me about the Environmental Department proposal cordinator position when I came in, in addition to speaking with me about the marketing position. So two possible positions with one company! I am keeping my fingers crossed tight. The proposal cordinator position isn't listed on their site.

I also heard back from Portrait Innovations, which whom I applied for a photography position. But I can't tell if I think they are legit or not. There seems to be something hinky about them. I applied to their job posting on Sunday and they emailed me back yesterday to give me more information about what they are looking for and to invite me to contact them for further information and a possible interview if I am still interested. Their email is a form letter and very much comes across as a sales pitch.

Regardless, I applied to PetSmart tonight (as a pet training instructor).

Job stuff


So my testing day at AutoZone was this past Thursday. I had to go in and take some tests on their computer. I had to do a couple of them over again because I failed them the first time (and the second time on some of them) because I know hardly anything at all about cars/trucks. roses_in_may finished a couple of them for me. Ha. I asked her whether or not I was supposed to be retaining information from these tests. I am scheduled for two days this coming week, Tuiesday and Thursday. I am scheduled as driver, which basically means I'll be working for roses_in_may making deliveries and such. I thought it was kind of... silly... to put the girl who just moved to the area as driver since I don't have any clue where ANYTHING is but oh well. The time I'm not out driving I'll just hang out in the store, I guess. I'm not sure what to think about the job there yet. I definitely don't feel comfortable. Mostly because I feel like I have no clue what I am doing. I know I can learn but I'm still stressed and anxious about working there. I was there for 3 hours on Thursday and got paid for 8, so there's at least that. My title is parts sales manager. I don't know what that means. Ha.

On Friday I interviewed at American General Financial Service for their secretary position. I think that the interview went well. I was there for an hour and a half. I interviewed with the lady in the office I would be working most closely with if I got the position and after meeting with her, she had me meet with the head of the office and interview with him as well. It is a small office (4-5 people) and there would be days I would be there alone if I were secretary. I would mostly be maintaining databases and reports and such. All stuff that I know I could do. They have very good benefits and I know it pays more than $12/hour. And it's closer than the AutoZone job by like 10 min. I should hear from them by Wednesday.

On Tuesday at 4 p.m., a lady from The Patriot-News is calling me about a custom publications clerk position I applied for. I guess it will be like a mini-phone interview. She didn't call it that. Just said she wanted to call and talk to me for about 15 min. about the position. I almost desperately want to cling to the idea of getting that position because it's with another newspaper and I feel like that's all I know anymore.

I also still have to redo the copyediting test I took for the copyeditor position for the medical book company. I flubbed it up the first time and have to go over it a second time and resubmit it. I don't know if I'll do well enough the second time to get offered a copyediting position with the company but I am not to proud to try for it again, even if it means failure. I have to give it a go. I think working for newspapers and proofing AP Style has screwed me up for other writing styles.