It has been a long day.
It just feels soooo good to be home. I’ve got interview prep to do tonight and some reading, if I can fit it in. I’m on-track, as far as my studying, so I have the leeway to allow for the interview prepping I want to do. I don’t normally get nervous about interviews, but this one really matters. How often do you have the chance to interview for a really good company, for a position where you know you’ll learn a great deal AND start yourself on the path to a better future?
After the message this morning, I didn’t get the phone call I was hoping for by the end of the day so I sent off a reply message thanking him and letting him know I was looking forward to talking to him. I got home a little while ago and there was a response from him in my inbox – he asked when it would be convenient for me to meet with him. In this employment environment, I’m available whenever he has the time to see me! I’m there.
I reviewed the company’s website and I pulled up the syllabus for the class this gentleman teaches. I wanted to understand more about his style and often you can get a glimpse from the way the language in a syllabus is couched. I like what I saw… and actually the class he teaches sounds really interesting, but that’s for another day.
I have to be honest here. I am completely stunned about this opportunity. I didn’t see it coming and once I started looking into the company, I couldn’t help but see the positives and how we might suit each other. I know we often look for a match – hoping to find an intersection of what we have to offer, what we need from an employer, and what the employer likely needs.
This is truly a great match for me. I only hope that I have a skillset and background (plus potential) that will work for them.
And from what I saw on the website, if their corporate culture lives up to what they publish, I will fit very nicely there.
Ok. I need to work on my “sales presentation” for myself. You know the drill… strengths, weaknesses, what do I have to offer, why should they hire me…. I’ve already been noodling this over and I want to write some things out… This is one of the most important interviews I have ever gone on. I need to be clear, concise, professional and very prepared.
And it’d be handy if I could find a healthy dollop of patience while I’m waiting for him to return my message/call.
on that note – I’m prepping.