Sunday, May 13, 2007

Interviewing tomorrow

This time last year I was unemployed. I had lost yet another contract job.

So the story goes in Aug 2005, I started working at a hospital as an Admin Assistant.... I worked there as a temp employee for about 8 mths. I interviewed for the positions and they hired someone else. That's fine. Next job, I worked there only about 5 weeks before I was told I did not get that job either. Why? I don't know. I think this place would have kept me but I know the boss was worried the drive was too much for me and when I got my degree I would move on.... Since that's what the person before me did. Honestly I would have moved to be closer to that job and I would have stayed forever. I loved it!

Then I was out of work for about 5 weeks before getting my current job. Its another temp job. So I started there in June 2006 so not quite 11 months. I love this job! It is with a major oil and gas company. I'm in HR. I love HR. They have awesome benefits. Awesome pay. An awesome culture.....

So tomorrow I have to interview for the position. There are two other candidates, I think. Anyway, I know I'm a good employee. I am more marketable this year. But, I am still nervous as hell!!!!!! How much would that suck if I didn't get this job? I have been doing it for all this time and have gotten a lot of praise.

I will post an update as soon as I know more but yikes! I'm nervous!!!!!


Mama Drama Jenny said...

Here's what you do. Look up the top 10 interview questions and practice answering them. Remember...your biggest weakness is that you're a perfectionist. Compliment the department and manager that's interviewing you and explain that's why you want the job so much.

You can do it!

TxGambit said...

Thanks Jenny!!!!

We use the STAR Behavior Interview blah, blah, blah.... It should be easy and I work with everyone that will be interviewing me. Frankly this is harder than an interview that I don't know the people.

I just love this job!

Esmerelda said...

OH, and relax...not too much but you want to appear confident.

I think if the job is the right fit for you it will happen. Remember, you're interviewing those knuckleheads as much as they are interviewing you.

Esmerelda said...

oooh and GOOD LUCK!

Margaret said...

Good Luck to ya!!! I found you thru MamaDrama...but I can't pick out your picture. ARGH!! It's hard!!

TxGambit said...

Update just in case anyone reads my comments again.

It went fine. I will hear on Friday either way.

I was told not to worry.