Thursday, August 09, 2007

A Time for Celebrating and Giving Thanks

So here we are -- finally! After sending out over 200 resumes over the past eight months, going to dozens of interviews, and not making the final cut at several places, I was offered -- and have accepted -- a communications position with an outstanding trade association here in D.C. The series of interviews I had with the executives and human resources folks there were outstanding, and I was amazed and humbled with not only how interested they genuinely seemed to be in me as a candidate but by how hard they worked to make an offer attractive enough to get me to say yes. Between this and my wife wrapping up her first full week at her new job, it's been a very happy week in our household.

My father-in-law pointed something out to me in a message this evening that I have never considered before: in the midst of celebrating my good fortune and having received an answer to my prayers for a great job at a great association, I should also take time to pray for the person who didn't get the job.

I've been on both sides of the "news fence" in this job hunt, having received my share of bad -- and now great -- news. I'm grateful he pointed this out to me, and I do pray the other person finds something that makes them happy and allows them to support themselves and any family they may have.

10 comments:

Kristen said...

Congratulations, Matt! That's wonderful news!

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

WOW! GREAT NEWS. I am really excited for you and they are lucky to have you!

Dan said...

Fantastic! Congrats.

rdl said...

Congratulations!!! great news!

Helen said...

Well done! that is just brilliant, I'm so pleased for you all hooray!!!

Kansas Bob said...

Rejoicing with you Matt ... and praying for the guy that didn't get hired!

Nancy said...

Oh, congratulations! You must be so happy, so relieved! Don't forget, though, that the first month on a new job is nothing short of exhausting. And with your wife in the same boat, you'll need to stay focused on the family while you adjust. I'm so happy for you!

Didn't realize you were in D.C. Second son lives in Alexandria, works on Capitol Hill.

ipanema said...

congratulations! :)

trace said...

Great news - good for you.

Patchouli said...

It's been a full year for you guys--congratulations--and what a wise man you have in your life.