Yesterday's interview had some pros and cons. Just to bring everyone up to speed, the interview was for an entry-level position with a company that sells medical devices. My dad is good friends with his sales rep and he helped get me the interview.
1) The interview went really well. The owners had a conference call with my dad's friend later in the day and he even texted me to let me know how well I did in the interview. I may not have many skills, but I excel at interviews.
2) The job sounds like a great way to gain experience and eventually work my way into an actual sales rep position.
3) They offered to let me shadow one of their sales reps for a day. That way I can get a feel for what the job is like and if it's something I really want to do one day. I thought that was very cool of them.
1) The job is extremely entry-level. I'd basically be packing boxes and delivering them to hospitals. I imagine the pay is just as entry-level.
2) I'd need to buy a car.
3) Most importantly, they're not sure when the job would start. I guess this position is currently being created, but they want to reconvene in a month to give me more definite details. That leaves me unemployed for at least another month.
Overall, it sounds like a great opportunity. Unlike a lot of other jobs that I've had, I'd be working in an area that interests me and there would be opportunity to advance within the company. It stings a little to be 28 years old and only qualified to do entry-level work, but I'm coming to terms with that fact.