The initial interview with the Vice Provost and Financial Aid Manager was a good one. Not a lot of focus on what I dont know, or what my resume is lacking.
So it wasnt one of those 'what makes you think you are qualified' type of things.
I keep thinking about how I could have answered some of the questions better than I did. But I can honestly say that they got 'me' in that interview.
No requests for references or anything like that. I didnt offer either as I felt it would be bad form to give them a reference sheet when they werent asking for one.
The Vice-Provost is going on vacation for a week so she told me not to stress if I dont hear from them for a week - that was a very welcomed heads up.
The group interview went well I think. It was only a half hour, but it was a large group. Not too many people asking me questions, but people were definitely sizing me up. No prima donas (sp?) either from what I could tell.
It is a newly created position that has been sanctioned by the provost of the university and they want to get it started quickly. They told me to not worry about what I dont know (because they have that handled) they are more interested in what I do know and how I can add to their team.
WOW - I feel very very humble right now.
I really really do like my boss, but we are on two different paths. He has given me a lot and has helped me to get to were I am now. I just do not think that I would remain happy where I am if our firm continues down its current path. I want to plan and teach. Not write up forms and stay up on regulations.
Well, I guess they haven't called anyone yet, but that could be because one of the hiring managers is on vacation.
Still keep telling myself that they wouldn't care about references if they weren't interested in me.
Still crossing our fingers! My neighbor was laid off in September of 2011 and just got a new job in July. The hiring process for the new job took forever!!! Hopefully this silence is just one of the usual delays that occur during the summer months!