Another Interview  

Knot4Everyone 40F
734 posts
4/20/2006 4:05 pm

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Another Interview

So I just turned down one job and now they're asking me about another one! It's nice to be thought of, but it's difficult, too.

I had just calmed my mind and started planning all the things I wanted to do this summer, with the thought that I would be staying here. Now I'm unsettled again, wondering if I should be packing up my belongings in preparation for a move! My mind is racing with thoughts of everything that would have to be done before I could leave West Michigan and it's overwhelming!!!

Right now I am trying to schedule the interview. I realize that it's way too early to get all worked up about this, but I can't help it. I know that if the interview goes well (and of course it will) and they extend an offer that suites me, then they will want me to move almost immediately. Arrrrgggghhhh!!!!!

When you are interviewing for a new job, how do you feel? When your new job requires you to move quickly, how do you handle it? What have your experiences been???

Jeepidiot 42M

4/20/2006 5:40 pm

I've never been in anything like what you're going through. I'm don't exactly work in a field where people go out searching for me. I'm just blue collar.

I'd like another job that payed more but I doubt there are many jobs I could find that would offer me the freedom I have now. Going to have to just get a 2nd job in the evening instead.

rm_4wolfsr 57M

4/20/2006 6:33 pm

I've been on both sides of the table, interviewer and interviewee. From the standpoint of an interviewer I am going to ask leading questions that are meant to illict responses that will lead me to believe that the person I am interviewing can maintain a dialogue of more than just a sentence or two. Eye contact is important as is an air of confidence that says "I can do this job and am capable of more". So now when I am interviewed I try to think of the qualities I look for in an applicant with out apperaing too cocky.

I've also had to move several times, including recently, with little notice. That part is NOT much fun, especailly when it puts you along why from what had been your "comfort zone". And if you have any kind of FWB relationship(s), making a big move is even more difficult. As with anything, if your mindset is positive, then even the trivial bullshit like getting cable or electrical service connected, isn't too bad. THen once you get settled you can expand your network of friends not to mention the size of your world grows. In the last ten years I've moved six times. If I'm in one place for more than two or three years I start getting itchy feet.
Good Luck!

Knot4Everyone 40F

4/20/2006 8:32 pm

Jeep - All of my work shirts have blue collars, too!

wolfsr - Thanks for the advice and support! I just wish this part (the interview and the offer) would hurry along - right now I feel as though my life is on hold!

toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
4/21/2006 3:07 am

I 'd never move for a new job, no matter how enticing that might be.
I always decide where I want to live first, then seek my employment there.
So, I guess it 's no wonder I 've only lived in 2 places in my entire life. Athens and Ann Arbor.

Best of luck in your interview...

heavensdesire 105M

4/21/2006 6:55 am

It is better to be in demand than not so enjoy...

When you have options use them. Ask for some of the time that you need... and if they really want you... they will work it out with you. A good employee is worth waiting for within reason.

TrapsTomesSteed 42M
202 posts
4/21/2006 8:20 am

I haven't interviewed in so long and I was so green the last time I did, I really don't know how I'd behave these days. I think a good thing to do is ask questions, but not too many. I seem to recall that being my weakness. I'd answer all of their questions with ease and confidence. But when they asked if I had any questions for them, I'd seem to be at a loss. I think that comes across as lack of interest, when that certainly wasn't intended.

aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
4/21/2006 11:21 am

Congratulations on the interview! I'm sure it will go well. In my industry (IT) I need to be in large cities. Therefor, I never have to really leave Atlanta (want to though).

Knot4Everyone 40F

4/21/2006 7:58 pm

toothy - Not a bad way to go about it! At the moment I don't really have a preference as to where I want to live, and I'm always willing to look at a new opportunity. That's probably why I've had 20+ addresses in my time...

heavensdesire - Very true! I do feel fortunate to have been though of for so many jobs lately. I've done enough research to know the area pretty well, and have a good idea of what the offer will have to be in order for me to accept. Thanks for your support!!!

zom - Ahhh, the question portion of the interview! Sometimes I research the company/position so well that the only questions I have left cannot be answered until after I start the job! In those cases I generally mention some of the stuff I found in my research and ask them interviewer to verify or expand. I don't know if that helps or not...

aascrompn - I thought you could go just about anywhere with IT experience! What about Austin? That's a beautiful city!!!!

Mz Huny - I'm always happy to leave a comment on your blog! It's just that I don't always have something to contribute! Sometimes I will read through one of your posts and literally sit here for 10 minutes or more trying to come up with SOMETHING for a comment. It doesn't always work. I do love your blog, and I check it daily! Thanks for the good luck wish!!!

dankos2069 55M

4/22/2006 9:24 pm

It's been awhile, but if you only have a short time to prepare you know that you can only do what you can do to be ready so go into it thinking you have nothing to lose but you still have a chance... My best and last interview I went in with another job in hand and I was at total ease and not under any pressure and that is reflected during the discussions.

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