Economy Struggles, Broke Grad Gets Hired

by Broke Grad on November 4, 2008

In the midst of the struggling economy, I actually have some good news to report on the job front. I recently received an offer for a full time position at my company. For newer readers, I started working for the company earlier this year on a one year contract. With the contract ending in a couple of months, they interviewed me for a full time position, and I got it!

I really do consider myself lucky for working at a company that happens to be hiring right now, especially with the current state of the economy. It’s not something I could have planned out. It really feels like a lot of luck and timing. Sure, there was probably some skill involved in landing the job in the first place, but it still amazes me at how much luck and timing come into play in the end.

As an added bonus, I’ll be getting a nice raise when I start full time next year, because I have a master’s degree now. That means I’ll have to work on setting some new financial goals as the end of the year approaches.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Laura November 4, 2008 at 4:24 am

Congratulations! I can’t wait to see what your goals are for next year with the raise.

2 L@spillingbuckets November 4, 2008 at 7:13 am

Congrats! Even though you’re in the same company – getting a job offer is always exciting.

Plus a raise. :-)

3 Broke Grad Student November 4, 2008 at 9:25 am

Thanks, Laura and L!

4 Craig November 4, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Congrats on the new job. Are you doing the same thing, or is there much more responsibility now?


5 SoCal Savvy November 4, 2008 at 1:37 pm

I’ve been out of work for a while now- so I appreciate how nice it must be to have a full time work offer in your hand. Congrats!

6 Carol November 4, 2008 at 2:23 pm

I am so proud of you and for you.
You’re headed on the right path.

7 Doctor S November 4, 2008 at 8:44 pm

Congrats Broke Grad on hopefully not being broke for too much longer!!!!

8 Broke Grad Student November 4, 2008 at 11:22 pm

Craig: I’ll have the same responsibilities but with slightly more pressure to hit deadlines or finish projects early if possible.

SoCal Savvy: Thanks. One of the other companies I considered working for instead is about to do a round of layoffs, so I definitely consider myself lucky.

Carol: Thank you for your kind words.

Doctor S: Thanks!

9 Budgets are Sexy November 5, 2008 at 8:40 am

Good work! That’s using your noggin’.

10 GradGirl November 5, 2008 at 5:19 pm


11 mfaorbust November 6, 2008 at 5:36 pm

Way to go, BSG! Congrats!

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