Thursday, March 3, 2011
My New Job.
I finally got a job!! I had interviewed at Stevens-Henager College, and then prepared for a second interview, which was a group interview with candidates and a panel. I started preparing for it about five days before, then I got a call Monday morning that it was postponed til Tuesday due to sickness. I think that may have been a good thing, because I stopped worrying so much. The interview went really well. I was worried about answering intelligently and everything, but when I got in the room, I was so comfortable. I interviewed with three other candidates, all were male, and I think we were all pretty nervous. But, like I said, I was comfortable and felt that I had good answers to their questions. I honestly believe I had a little higher power helping me out because I felt that I could answer eloquently, better than I expected. After the interview, the Director of Admissions said he would call us by noon about his decision. The next day I was stressing out. Noon came and went. I was thinking "this can only mean something bad" and then I was thinking "No, they are just busy." My stomach was probably on the verge of getting an ulcer. Zach and I went to the gym, and it just so happens that is when the call came. I went to check my phone and I had missed it by two minutes, so I hurried and called back. I knew almost immediately that I had gotten the job and I couldn't keep the excitement out of my voice. Zach was trying to give me privacy but eavesdrop at the same time and he started freaking out too! This was a day we had been waiting for for months! I was so excited not only because it is a job, or that it will bring in money, but because I have decided I want to work in an educational environment, and that is exactly what I will be doing. I will be helping people better their lives and opportunities. I much prefer that feeling versus the feeling of pushing tangible products that may not make such a big difference in people's lives. I am so happy with this position and am so grateful that during these hard times in the economy that I was able to secure a decent job that I am sure I will love!