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Interview, results, spending spree--

Okay, the *first* of two interviews went well.

I'm amazed at how quickly all this went down--I saw a post this morning at 9:50, before heading out the door at 10:00. Called on phone, they asked for resume. Sent resume.

Getting to resume-polishing class, climing the stairs at 11:20, phone call saying I had the interview. Would 2:30 be good?

Class ends at 1:10. Race home, iron pants, find good shirt, run out door, get down in South Austin at 2:20.

Good interview! Unfortunately, preliminary interview, for staffing agency to weed out the sick and infirm. Real interview is tomorrow at 10:00.

Shopping! (Bad gay, no biscuit...) picked out black sportscoat, a couple of nice gem-tone shirts (including a dusty green silk shirt, really nice), and a tie that goes with both of them. And pants. And like $80 worth of graphic novels from the half price books next door. *slaps hand* But...it was like the ENTIRE Books of Magic series, and two of the Dreaming novels. I'm not made of steel! I'm mostly made of cheddar, in fact.

So, tomorrow, interview. Advantages: 6 years experience in job being offered, which is marketing coordinator. It's for a vocational college, and I've worked with educational materials/educational sector for 10 years. Most of the people applying just want "to work in marketing," I'm trying to line up myself for the actual listed job. That's a small psychological edge, but it helps shape answers.

Disadvantages: 15 other candidates. Recruiter thinks I've got an excellent chance, though, given the competition. So, we'll see. Plus, my messianic complex may play against me.

Comments

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texasfanboy
Jan. 29th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Can't be the entire Books of Magic series, as only half the series ever got released in trades.

Which sucks, because I loved that series.
synj_munki
Jan. 29th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
don't forget to try and bring up/mention as many of the phrases in the job listing as possible :)
cashewlou
Jan. 29th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
*hug* Best of luck! I may be joining you in the job-search arena again soon.
itza
Jan. 29th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
Didn't know you were still working on your resume! Came across a cool site with good tips: squawkfox.com. It's pretty good for a guy who likes to say "suck" a lot.

Don't know if this helps, but I've read that mirroring the interviewer's posture works on their subconscious in your favor. Best of luck tomorrow! :D
lhexa
Jan. 29th, 2009 05:11 am (UTC)
Is "Bad Gay" Hard Gay's nemesis?

Congratulations again. :)
tanukisan_ds
Jan. 29th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
Woo! It's better than silence and rejection! Good luck and minty fresh breath to you.
zanaki
Jan. 29th, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)
Ehhhhh, you already got the job no sweat =]
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