2014-04-30 - 11:39 a.m.
Just ordered the NCMA review materials for the Certified Federal Contract Management Exam.
I opted to not take the Certified Professional Contract Management Exam which is both Commercial and Federal but rather to first tackle the Commercial piece and then the Federal piece if I didn't land a Commercial Contract Management job.
Six months later ...
I am grateful from my friend at my old job who has been a contract manager for 19 years now, who mentored me about this profession, and let me know of NCMA itself and the certifications.
Heard from another company I interviewed with. This is the one I spoke with SEVEN Times! They hired someone else. I had sent a Thank You note to the hiring manager after the interview (A MUST) and it came back with the wrong address! I also SHOULD have called to follow up more timely- but did not. I know how it works- the one who calls for follow up often will get the job! I just mailed the card as I honestly didn't REALLY want the job thinking I would pass the VA BAR Exam! I got an e-mail from HR and then today called the hiring manager to inquire if the position he was hiring for was filled or if I was still under consideration. ( They have a number of postings and I have interviewed for at least three different positions in the same role of CM but different depts.)
That is after all what I went to law school to do.
So I am continuing to persue plan B for that goal:
I have been completing a BAR EXAM application for another neighboring state and requested the passing MPRE score to be sent there.