Monday, 30 September 2013

Living on the edge!

Bloggie pals! 

There's this place I really want to work for but it's one of those institutions where jobs are scarce to come by or they hardly advertise BUT after FIVE years of clicking on their website and vacancies page, FINALLY an opportunity arose. 

It is now midnight, Sunday. The deadline is Monday 12 noon. I've just emailed them my CV and cover letter...

LOL! 

Talk about living on the edge...

Gumtree says: I stay well away from any edge!



Wish me luck bloggie pals! Doubts are already setting in:

1) I am too old for the job.
2) There are probably a million and one applicants younger and more experienced than me.
3) I am too old for the job. LOL!

Not to worry bloggie pals - I may have doubts but I know to pull up my big girl pants, big myself up, jut my chin out and treat myself to a large cappuccino with extra sprinkle of chocolate!

Have a great week, y'all!

64 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Let your youthful attitude shine through Kitty - you are not too old! Praying you get the job.
Gumtree is playing stretch kitty.
And a whole case of invisible underwear is on its way...

William Kendall said...

Good luck!

Gumtree, you look far too comfortable like that.

Disaster will ensue.

Katie Isabella said...

I wish you the very BEST of luck dear friend! PLASE let us know how it goes.

Donna Hosie said...

Good luck!

Rene said...

Good luck with the job--you never know, you could be the one! Love the photo of Gumtree, what a nut! :-)

Adam said...

best of luck

Janet Johnson said...

Oh yay! Best of luck!! Totally hoping you get it. :D

Teresa Ashby said...

You are NOT too old! The other applicants won't be as good as you! And you are NOT too old! :-)

Fingers crossed and stay positive - they will be lucky to have you :-) x

Debbie said...

Very best of luck.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats Kitty! Fingers crossed for you that it works out and you get the job.

Mark said...

Even if, by some chance, you don't get it, you tried and that's the main thing to take away from this. This place is somewhere you've really wanted to work and going for it just means something. Good luck.

T.F. Walsh said...

Best of luck:) Someone sure does look comfortable.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are purring for you and Mum has got her fingers crossed that you are chosen as the right applicant for the job. Good Luck Jenn. Purrs to the boys for putting up with your jitters!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Betsy Brock said...

haha...Gum looks like my cats! They love to lay right there!

Best of luck with the job!!!

Virtual cookies being sent your way!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Oh good luck on getting your dream job!!!!

amanda said...

Hello! wishing you lots of cat luck to get that job! It's nice to meet you. purrs, Rio from Barcelona

Patsy said...

Good luck!

Fuzzy Tales said...

OMC, fingers and paws crossed! Our human says it's very brave of you to go for it--you're NOT too old, but sometimes we get pretty set and comfortable in our lives/routines, and it can take courage to break out. Good for you!

Simon Kewin said...

Best of luck! The other candidates can't be younger AND more experienced, surely.

KarenMcG said...

Jennifer, congratulations on "taking the plunge" in applying for the job you'd really, really like to have. We're rooting for you.

As far as your "litany of doubts"; I can understand your thinking--but you're all wrong. You've got it in spades!

Now about that Gumtree--what a cute shot--now that's "living on the edge".

Again best of luck with your application submission.

Norma Beishir said...

Here's hoping you get it! No, you are NOT too old. Keep telling yourself that!

I'm with Gumtree....

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guys...best fishes ta yur mom ......sum times its who ya noe knot what ya noe bout who ya noe insted oh noe in any kinda any thing bout any bodee ya dont noe when ya getz a new job !!! ya noe !!

haza grate week ~~ :)

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Good luck, Kitty! You're never too old, you really aren't... but quite honestly I am discovering that people think I am too old. I know I'm not, but other younger folks don't feel the same way. It's not fair, that's for sure.
But screw 'em if they can't take a joke!
And GOOD LUCK!!!!! Go get 'em!

Tamago said...

Sounds like very hard-to-get job but good luck! Gumtree looks very comfy and safe in the middle of the desk :-) I hope Charlie is enjoying some naps too! Have a great new week xoxo

Stephen Tremp said...

Good luck to you and I'm sending big thoughts of a smashing success your way right now!

Meradeth Houston said...

Sending you lots of luck!!

Helena said...

Unless the opening is for a gymnastics competitor in the next Olympics, there is no way you're too old for the job!

I hope you get it, Kitty darling. I'll be rooting for you and sending good vibes and thoughts your way.

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Have a great week!!!!!!!!!!!

Marg said...

Well we all have our paws crossed for you. Just think positive that you will get that job. We sure hope so anyway. Gumtree, you are doing such a good job helping the Mom with the computer work. Take care.

Ginger Jasper said...

We have everything crossed her. Paws, toes and fingers. Hope you get the job you have been looking for. Remember age is but a number and experience counts. Hugs GJ xx

Carol Kilgore said...

Everything crossed for you! Much luck!!

Swami Zoe said...

We send good luckies to you! Think positive! Me-Ommmmm

mshatch said...

Ooh! I hope you get it. There's nothing better than having a job you love :)

Good luck!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Send you lots of happy thoughts. I'm not too fond of anyone thinking someone is too old for a job, so I know you're just right with some life experience.

Brian said...

We all wish you the best and we would hire you if we were in charge!

Hilary said...

good luck - and there is no such thing as too old for the job - trust me! I interview & hire a lot of people.

Jamie Burch said...

Wishing, hoping, and praying you get the job! Lots of hugs and happy wishes to you. Fingers and toes crossed, too. ;)

Wendy said...

Do not forget, with age comes wisdom! And there maybe a million and one applicants, but there is only one of you :)

GOOD LUCK! xo

Eileen said...

Wishing you good luck! I'm certain you can do whatever you put your mind to, besides which how can someone younger have more experience. You may have different experiences but I bet they'll be just as useful!

Gumtree looks very comfy in the spot. What a stretch!

Lynda R Young said...

oh!! Best wishes for the job! I hope you get it. And old is only in the mind...unless the job is on rollerblades then the jury's out ;)

Julia Hones said...

Good luck, sweet Old Kitty!
I hope you will get what you want!
Have a wonderful week!

Annie Bear said...

I hope you get the job! Good for you for applying. I know exactly how you feel about the age thing.

Love Gumtree's pose! Maybe he's saying, "Let it all hang out, Mom!"

fairyhedgehog said...

There's no such thing as "too old"! Hoping you get it.

Marilia Bavaresco said...

ahha! Great place to take naps!
Have a nice week!

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

We are purring that you get this one! Thank you for coming to our Gotcha Day Party for Mamacita and Rosa!

Soggibottom said...

Good luck mate, fingers and paws crossed this end :-) x x x

Romance Book Haven said...

Awww...think positive. All the best.

Nas

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm crossing my fingers and toes for you. Good luck.

Jemi Fraser said...

So exciting! Wishing you the best of luck :)

Katz Tales said...

Crossing paws you get it!

meowmeowmans said...

Good luck, Old Kitty! We have paws and fingers crossed for you here!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Good luck to you! You're never to old. Sprinkle on the chocolate and enjoy your cappuccino.

Crystal Collier said...

LUCK!

Hey, if it's right, the position will be yours. If it's not, you don't want to be there. Still, I'm hoping for you. *fingers and toes crossed*

cleemckenziebooks said...

You're never too old for a job, especially if you have big girl panties on. And you do!

How lucky you are to have cats like Gumdrop and Charlie to show you how to take things in stride.

Great to be back from my break. Missed your posts.

Rick Watson said...

I've know 20 year olds much older than you.
Good luck.

DWei said...

Keep applying and trying. That's what I did and eventually I got something.

Tracy Jo said...

Sending you lots of positive thoughts for this dream job!!!

Theresa Milstein said...

Good luck, good luck, good luck! Keep us posted.

You're not old--you're experienced. And remember, you were carded not that long ago.

penandpaints said...

Best of luck!!! You deserve a fab job!
xx

klahanie said...

You are never too old. I hope that all went well.

Gary :)

Madeleine Sara said...

GOOD LUCK! You have more experience the older you get ;O)xx

Melinda Szymanik said...

Best of luck - 5 years of devotion has to pay off :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - I sure hope it all works out for you - and let us know - well you will won't you! Cheers Hilary

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Good luck, Jenn! I hope this job will come true for you!

Gumtree has a belly that just begs to be tickled!