March 20, 2006

Popped *That* Cherry.....

...or broke the ice, one under my belt - whatever. First face to face interview is done.


OK - knowing many that read this blog so well, I figure I had better just start at the beginning.

Fourscore and seven years.....oh. Wait. Sorry. That was a commercial I heard while driving.

I left the house around noon. Plenty of time. I made it in under 1 1/2 hours as traffic (especially for the Chicago suburbs) was nonexistent. Being prepared, I parked down the road and pulled out my book to keep myself occupied while waiting. About 15 mins before the appointed hour I headed over, giving myself a little pep talk and freshening up the lipstick. I went in and announced myself to the receptionist and took a seat. And waited. And waited. And waited. The time came and went. Still I waited. But the funny thing was the longer I waited the more relaxed I became. Go figure.

Anyway - the interview itself went fine. That's all. Just fine. He hit me with a couple of questions I was not prepared for. I did the same right back at him.

It was a nice conversation all in all. Very informal.

They won't be notifying candidates for another 2 weeks. And that is just for the next step. THAT made me happy. No rushing. NOOOOO rushing.

My impressions? Great company. Good job. He danced around a couple of my questions, but it sounds like a pretty cut and dried sales job.

Bad news? I'd have to actually move closer to Chicago. THAT I don't like at all. THAT completely changes the pay scale in my mind. And removes much of the attractivness of the position.

Overall I'm thinkin' it was great practice. Now that the first one is behind me, I can review what I wasn't happy with, practice a bit on how I want to answer some of the trickier questions. I know what I felt good about and will just leave that part alone.

But right now? Yeah, I'm just glad to be home and out of those flippin' pantyhose.

Posted by Tammi at March 20, 2006 04:45 PM

The next one (or the one for the perfect job) will be a breeze now.

Best of Luck!

/the ignert un who jest figgered out how ta link!!!

Posted by: Pam at March 20, 2006 05:31 PM


One down.....

Posted by: caltechgirl at March 20, 2006 06:13 PM

Like how close into Chicago? Depending on how close depends on how much the cost of living raises.

Posted by: Contagion at March 20, 2006 06:41 PM

At least you can go away with learning something (with the unexpected q's that is). I hope they are able to offer you enough if you have to move. I think you are far enough away already...hmmm...good luck.

Posted by: Emily at March 20, 2006 08:09 PM

oh yes, the pantyhose. when we move away from Florida, i'll miss not wearing pantyhose. i hate them.

i think one of the worst waiting moments is showing up half an hour early for an interview. then it's how long do i wait before i go in?

you're a pro, though. i'm glad it went well.

Posted by: sarahk at March 21, 2006 06:04 AM

Don't suppose they offered to pony up for a relo?

Posted by: Harvey at March 21, 2006 08:22 AM

Yay, one down. Bravo. Deep breaths now. Ahhhh, relax.

Posted by: oddybobo at March 21, 2006 08:39 AM