Before you even get ready for a little vent about me and my children, I’ll let you outta your misery and tell you that I’m not relaxing a little after dealing with my wonderful children. I’m relaxing a little after going on an interview for a part-time job.
Why are job interviews so stressful? Even though I had interviewed with these exact same individuals almost a year to the day ago, had talked to them briefly since then and stayed in contact; I was still nervous.
Okay, I’ll go ahead and spill the beans and tell you it’s with my local library. The one right around the corner from my home. Well, more than a corner, but about five minutes. And the position is for a part-time library assistant (aide? I really should know that shouldn’t I?) at the reference desk. The interview is conducted by two women who ask about 20 questions then I was instructed to type a couple of paragraphs of text and follow formatting directions, create a flyer based on information provided and put a stack of books in the right order. Oh, and I had to email the documents.
I’m still coming down off of the nervous high adrenaline that spikes when one is put on the spot or whatever. Maybe the nervousness is a combination of giving the right answers and “passing the test” as well as being in competition with other candidates. (They interviewed six people for the position and should have an answer next week.)
Here I am still in the library…
… I’m waiting for Amber to come back and pick me up. My interview was at 3 p.m. and Amber had a final exam at 3:30 so I brought my trusty laptop, which I’m excited to use at the library for the first time, and my camera so I could share the experience with you. Okay, I just happened to grab my camera ‘cause I thought I may see something I want to take a picture of. :-)
Wish me luck on getting the part-time gig; I think I’ll really enjoy it. Of course I’ll let you know what happens.