9.18.2008

Job searching

As most adults know, looking for a job can be the hardest thing you ever have to do. I've been struggling with this for a few weeks now, and it gets very frustrating. I don't really know what sort of job I might like or be good at, so it's hard to even know what to apply for.

Last week I applied for a position in the college my degree was a part of at the university I just graduated from. It is a temporary, one year position as an academic advisor. I really think I would enjoy this job, because I have always liked helping people get their schedules worked out, figuring out their degree requirements, etc. It also pays a really good salary, which is nice, but not terribly important to my decision making.

About 20 minutes ago I got a call from someone in that office. First, he wanted to know if I was still interested even though it was only a temporary situation, and of course I said yes. Then he asked to schedule an interview for Monday, which I gladly accepted. So, I'm going to interview at 12:30 on Monday! I'm so excited, but really nervous at the same time. I've never had a full-time job before, and I don't have much experience with interviewing at all, either. I think I will do well, though. I'm definitely going to make Tyler practice interview questions with me this weekend, so hopefully I'll be a little better prepared than I am right now.

All in all, I'm really excited about this position. I'm going to have to try really hard not to get my hopes up too high, because I don't want to be too depressed if it doesn't work out in my favor. Wish me luck, and feel free to leave any interview tips as a comment! :-)

2 comments:

The Long Haul said...

Good Luck! Make sure to practise the obvious questions:
"What are your strengths"
"What are your weaknesses"

and this is one I heard that could be tricky too:

"What is the best book that you have read recently/why?"

Vintage Gal said...

Be relaxed and balanced! You'll be great!

~whatwedding