Friday, January 28, 2011

2nd Interview... plus?

The second interview for the HR position went well... in fact, as I was being escorted to the next room for the skills test, the interviewer who was walking with me leaned in and whispered "Great job, you did great" and smiled at me. What a confidence boost! Then I went in to take the two-part skills test, and as I was getting started on the first section, the other candidate was finishing up hers-- very poorly. I felt a little bad for her, because the HR staff person came in just as the other candidate was starting a flurry of typing and said "Time's up!" in this cheerful voice, to which the woman replied "Oh, I was just starting to get the hang of it!" Oops. As I worked on mine, I realized that she didn't actually understand the assignment, because no typing was required; you could do it all (and in order to finish in time, you really *had* to) using cut and paste. Oops, is right... but that was another confidence booster, for sure.

The other thing that's boosting my confidence is that this afternoon, before heading off to the interview, I got a phone call from a school district that wants me to come in for an interview on Tuesday. That means I'll have interviewed with three different companies in the span of one week... which increases the odds of my getting at least one job offer by quite a bit, right? I'm pretty happy about it. The first company (that I already interviewed for twice) is actually having one more interview before they make a decision. The other two companies usually make their choice that same day and then make the job offer the next day or shortly thereafter. So, if it all works out well, I should be getting an offer of employment from at least *one* of these places by next Friday. Looks like this year is going to be the one!

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