Thursday, March 3, 2011

The joys of interviewing

Argh!!!! I hate trying to sell myself to others. What happened to the good ole days when you interviewed for a job and you knew by the end of the day if you had the job or needed to seek elsewhere? What HR person thought these multi-day, multi-panel, multi-month interviews is the best way to discern the best employee for a position?  I'd like to shoot that HR person. Just offer a position already.

Today's interview went well. The reason being is because I know I'm overly qualified for the position so I had a response for each question and hopefully, I didn't come across as a snob. I may not be hired because I can be seen as a threat by one of the women who interviewed me.  Oh well.  The joys of working with women. Funny thing is that I've done this job and can do it in my sleep. I told funny ancedotes about my days as an assistant. I seem to have the room at ease, made eye contact, didn't fidget and I came prepared with questions. And best of all, I have wonderful references.

So the dog and pony show is over.  I can sit back and fret or I can continue my search.  I have another interview set for next week.  This will be the 2nd interview for the same job and this is for the job I want - EA to the GM.  So keep your fingers, toes and eyes crossed that I get it.

But until then, I may just hit a temp agency so I wont sit in this apartment going stir crazy. I need something to do.


The Merry said...

If it helps, "they" say that more employers are starting to hire now. Fingers crossed.

to dream the KIMpossible dream said...

It's been many years since I've done that dog and pony show and ain't no fun. Hang in there, girly! You are a gem and I have all the confidence in the world you will get hired soon! =)