Friday, February 24, 2012

Work/Workout/Life Update!

Happy Friday everyone!

So I know I said I was going to give y'all an update on life yesterday, but I totally ran out of time. However, I thought it would be the perfect way to end the week, so here goes!
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Work

As of yesterday, I've been at my new job for a month now and so far everything is going really well! I'll admit, working from home can be challenging sometimes. It's tough not to have in-person interaction with others, and I still struggle to keep myself focused and on task from time to time. However, I'm really grateful for this job, and I keep reminding myself that being able to work remotely is a blessing that a lot of people stuck in a cubicle would love to have.

 But today I wanted to share a little more information with y'all about what it is I'm actually doing at my job! As I mentioned last month, I'm working in recruiting. More specifically, my company specializes in recruitment process outsourcing, meaning they partner with their clients to serve as an extension of their organization by providing human capital solutions...so basically we find them good people to fill their open positions. My title is Talent Acquisition Specialist and my role in the process is to find candidates. I'm assigned to a particular client, and each week I am assigned to a few different cities and I have to find a certain number of candidates for each city to submit for the position. I like recruiting because it's kind of like sales, except instead of trying to sell someone something they don't need, you're helping someone find a new job, and you're helping the company find a great employee. It's definitely stressful at times (like when you call a bunch of people and no one calls you back and you're freaking out that you don't have any candidates!) but overall, it's rewarding when you can find the right person for the right position and get them hired! Plus, I get to talk on the phone all day, and anyone who knows me IRL knows that I love to talk so it's the perfect fit for my personality.

The toughest part of my job is finding good candidates, and I use a variety of strategies ranging from career boards, LinkedIn, and even social media like Facebook and Twitter to try to connect with people in a particular city. (My company is really big on us using social media which I think is really cool!) And it just dawned on me this week that maybe I should put the particular cities/positions I'm working on my blog too! I mentioned it briefly earlier this week, and I actually got a few responses, so I'm going to make it a regular thing. I don't plan on making my job a huge focus of my blog, but as the readership of this little blog has grown (thank you by the way!), I realize that people may be reading from all across the country. Maybe you're looking for a new job, or you have a friend or family member who might be interested in one of the positions I'm working on, so I figure why not share them? If even one person could get hired from seeing a position on my blog, then I figure it's worth it!

I'm not going to divulge too much specific information about my client on my blog, but I can tell you that I'm pretty much exclusively working on outside sales positions. Each week I tend to work on some entry level sales positions where I'm looking for someone who's a recent college grad with some outside sales experience, and then I also work on more senior-level outside sales positions where I'm looking for someone with 4+ years of outside sales experience. I generally tweet all the positions I'm working on, so if you're interested follow me @thepinkandgreen. I usually find out which positions I'll be working on for the following week on Friday afternoon, and I'll tweet about all the positions then (so stay tuned later today!). I'll also probably start just briefly announcing which cities/positions I'll be working for that week on Monday's post as well. If you're interested in a particular city/position, shoot me an email to inthepinkandgreen@gmail.com and I'll be happy to talk to you about it and share all the details.

(Also, if anyone would be interested in more recruting/job seeker advice/resume help type posts, let me know! It's something I've thought about posting about, but I'm not sure if people are interested in stuff like that?)

Workout

So while work has been going well, things have not been so stellar on the fitness front. Working out has always been a regular part of my life, and it's something that I've seriously neglected since moving to Tahoe last month. However, I'm happy to announce that I'm slowly but surely getting back on the wagon. This week, I started a 2 week trial membership to the Anytime Fitness near my house and I've worked out three days in a row this week (including this morning!). I don't think I'm going to end up getting a membership to this place after the 2 weeks is up because it's kind of small and filled with meathead guys, but it's just a good catalyst to get me back in the rhythym of working out. There are a few yoga places I'm looking forward to trying out, I've got a few different workout DVDs I'm planning to use more regularly, and I'm hoping that once the weather gets warmer I'll be able run outside again (even though I'm still scared of getting hit by a car on these crazy roads!).

I'm excited to be working out again, and I also want to try to clean up my eating habits a little bit more as well. Winter always makes me want to bake non-stop, and I tend to slack a little bit more on healthy eating. But with Memorial Day only three months away, I really want to make more of a diligent effort to stop eating so much crap. I feel like I justify so much stuff that I eat by saying it's "a special occassion" but the fact of the matter is that "special occassions" seem to occur multiple times a week. This post is already getting quite lengthy, so I'll save talking about all this nutrition stuff for another post, but basically Cam and I are both trying to commit to eat more healthfully and I'm excited about it.

Life

 Although, I was initially a little bit down on life in Lake Tahoe when we first moved here, I've grown to like it more and more each day. It's definitely a slower pace of life here and it's different to be so far away from suburban conveniences, but it's also amazing to be surrounded by so much beauty each time I step outside.Although I haven't met many people here yet, overall everyone I've encountered seems to be really friendly, and I want to make more of an effort at over the next few months to get to know people. I'm really looking forward to the spring and summer here too; I think the longer days are going to really help my motivation to actually get out and be active in the evenings.

Another thing I'm really excited about right now are all the places that Cam and I have on our list to travel to over the next few months. We've got some fun trips coming up in the future, starting with a visit to San Francisco next weekend! I haven't been to San Fran since I was in middle school, so I'm really pumped to spend the weekend there. If anyone has any suggestions for restaurants or must-see sights, I'd love to hear them!

So overall, I'd say life is pretty darn good right now considering this is the view I wake up to every morning...

(I had to include at least one picture in this post!)
So that's it for me today! Thanks for letting me share what's been going on in my neck of the woods!

This weekend is going to be pretty low-key and I'm really looking forward to relaxing with my hubby and my pup...I hope you're weekend is wonderful as well! Xoxo

9 comments:

  1. I love the quote you opened up with - it is one of my favorites! And very pretty!

    I used to work in recruiting - keep it up girl - it is hard and rewarding work :)

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  2. My husband surprised me with a trip to San Francisco this past weekend! We ate a FANTASTIC Spanish tapas place in Nobb Hill if you're interested.

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  3. Thanks Al Roker, and you have to go to Alcatraz, ride a streetcar, eat a breadbowl in Fisherman's wharf, check out Chinatown...so much to do!

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  4. So good to hear you're getting adjusted to life in Tahoe! Can't wait for lunch! :)

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  5. 1 month down! Nice!! My hubby works from home full time but he is in sales so he travels 1-2 days a week so he gets that human interaction. My sis works from home all the time and I know she gets lonely!! And PS we went to tahoe last year and LOVED it, so so so beautiful!

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  6. Glad your job is going well! Maybe you can help me and the boy with finding a job if/when we move back to the United States :)

    San Francisco is one of my very favorite cities in the US, you guys are going to have such a great time! Can't wait to hear all about it!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  7. I'm so glad you're loving your job. Even though our jobs aren't our whole lives, they're definitely a huge part of it, so it's important to make sure you're happy doing whatever it is you're doing :)

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  8. Glad things are going well for you! Moving is definitely hard and takes a while to get adjusted - glad you are feeling more settled!

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Your sweet words make my day! :)

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