Work Stuff

My First Interview in a LONG Time

So remember when I mentioned, a while back, that I have been submitting applications?

I got a call.

When I returned the call today (actually, I returned it yesterday, but the recruiter didn’t call me back, so I called again today because I WANT A JOB!), she had a cancellation later today and asked if I would be interested in coming in.


She asked if I knew how to work a certain program, which I do, but I’m rusty, so I’ve been doing some exercises with the program to reacquaint myself with it.

Thank goodness for YouTube. No really. I’ve picked up quite a few tricks that I didn’t know beforehand.

Am I nervous?

Yes. And no.

On one hand, it’s been FIFTEEN years since I’ve been on a job interview. I’m definitely out of practice. But then again, I’m more mature (I AM! Most days), so I feel more confident simply because I’m older and wiser. In addition, if I don’t get THIS job, it’s highly likely I’ll be interviewing with this same recruiter for future jobs with this same company, so I NEED to do well.

On the other hand, this is my first interview and though I would love to have this job, there will be other opportunities. So getting myself all worked up will only shoot myself in the foot.

I had planned on going out and buying a nice suit for when this day arrived, but the day is HERE and I don’t have time to go buy new clothes before my appointment. So I’m wearing something that would be appropriate for an office (I went home and changed at lunch) – I hope that’s okay. It’s not like I’m interviewing for a professional-level job, just a clerical job. (My thoughts being, I’ll have my foot in the door of this particular industry and can hopefully make some linear moves in the future). So, we’ll see.

If you don’t hear anything more about this interview, then you’ll know I didn’t get the job. I tend to just sweep disappointing things under the rug. But if anything happens, trust me, you’ll be the first to know about it.

Wish me luck!!!!!!

UPDATE: Interview over. Questions threw me for a loop. Nerve Wracking!! I think the recruiter is going to forward my information to my potential boss so I’m hoping (crossing fingers) that I get a second interview. We’ll see what happens!!