Monday, January 31, 2011

Motivated, and It Feels So Good

Just finished with Interview #3, for company #2, and it felt pretty good. In fact, it felt great, especially because I finally (!) got to use my portfolio and share my previous projects with the interview panel. I bring it every time, but for some reason-- probably because the interviews are so tightly scheduled and there is hardly time to breathe after the questions are all done-- I have never really used it. This time, I actually pulled out examples from my portfolio and passed them around the table when they were pertinent to the question asked. For example, one question had to do with scheduling and coordinating a large-scale conference. I flipped through my binder and withdrew a couple of pages (I had them inside clear page protectors): one that helped to show how I organized the vendor list, one that was a "schedule of events," and one that was a flyer in English/Spanish. The panel was very impressed, particularly by my method of using color and my organizing skills.

At the end of the interview, I mentioned that I had brought the portfolio with additional examples of my skills, and they asked if they could pass it around the table. One member went out of her way to speak up about a flowchart I had created, saying that she really liked how I had designed the chart with color, a legend to explain various symbols, and a clear and concise way of describing the referral process in a visual manner. It was so nice to get that feedback! And now that I've done it once, I'm confident that I can bring out my portfolio again during the next interview... which is tomorrow morning. Can't wait to see what they say!

1 comment:

  1. exciting! You keep up the good work! I'm sure it will pay off soon! Yippee....can't wait to hear those words...."I've got a Job!"