Daily Dose of Dave #6 – Testing, testing..

While jumping might get you to your destination faster, it also causes you to miss a lot of important steps along the way.

Welcome back to the next installment of Daily Dose of Dave, the series where I write about my life and my hunt for a job as a writer or translator. It’s Wednesday again! We’re halfway there. The light at the end of the tunnel is slowly starting to shine and we’re just out of reach. We’re going to make it. Keep it up!

If you’ve read previous installments of the series, you might have read that I’ve been applying for jobs in the last couple of years. Last time, I talked about a response I received after an application I sent out to a subtitling company. The people of the company told me they were interested in my services and wanted me to take a test to see if I would be right for the job. The test never came. It was just my sort of luck. At least, that’s what I thought..

Jumping to conclusions: part 2
I had already given up on the test, really. I figured I wouldn’t receive it and it would be just another disappointment in my job hunting journey. I’m happy to say I was completely wrong!

Yesterday, I received a very nice, unexpected email from the company I applied to, apologizing for not responding earlier. They’d been busy. Just as I initially thought before jumping to conclusions. They went on to explain the test to me, sent me a couple of files to read through and wished me the best of luck. I was told to take the test within 24 hours of receiving it.

And so I did.

The test involved me making subtitles for a short video segment in Dutch. I had to work with their software and had to make sure the timing was correct. It took me a while, but I have a feeling I nailed it. I sent them the test back within 3 hours -instead of 24- and they told me they would be in touch as soon as they had checked my work.

For now, it’s back to the waiting game. I always get really nervous about these sorts of things. Even though there’s no need to. It’s just a test. But it’s the test that could potentially be a step in the direction of me being able to quit my current job. The one I hate. Fingers crossed!

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