Interview Update...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

So I'm back home, sitting in my jammies, just sent the thank you notes to my two interviewers. I was prepared, I looked good. I was early to the interview and chatted for a while with one of the interviewers I had talked to on the phone. I felt like we had a really great connection, at the phone interview and in person.
Turns out he is just an exceptionally kind man-I heard it from the receptionist. Just a really great guy.

The other person I interviewed with was the woman VP. I felt like I didn't give her the answers she wanted to hear and that I came up short in her book. We spent 1/2 hour meeting with the 3 of us, then another 45 minutes with the man and I one on one. The VP did come out to shake my hand when I left and thanked me for coming. The man-who is the "Director of Sales Experience" (isn't that a great title) I totally enjoyed meeting and would really like to work with. I learned a lot more about the job, and it's even better than I originally thought.
I also learned that there are 6 candidates and that a decision will be made in
7-14 days.

I left with real mixed feelings on how it went, great with the "director of sales experience", not so great with the vp. The position reports to both people. Today's spark thought was about believing in yourself, and that you never know which nut is going to grow into a tree. I'm praying this is my tree.

On a less positive note, my sister and her partner are flying in this eve to see my mom for a week. I called her on Monday and told her that our mother's condition was rapidly deteriorating and that I thought that she should come soon. She didn't answer her phone-she screens her calls-and texted me back that she would come. Thru our mutual friend she has said that she just can't bear to speak with peace flag efforts failed and that is what it is. I really hate it when she is even in my town-the tension is so thick-I have to watch my eating, I really stuff my mouth when she is in town.

So keep the prayers coming for your spark buddy here. Let's hope for some good news soon!
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    You went to that interview and gave it your all...that's all you can do. You can be proud of yourself for your effort. If it's meant to be, it will happen for you. Since you really want it, I'm hoping it works out for you.

    Sorry to hear about your sister. You took the high road and tried to make peace. Whatever is going on is HER problem and she appears to have some issues. Don't let her have any power over you. You're fabulous and loved by so many...if she can't see the wonderful person you are, that's sad.

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    Comment edited on: 11/19/2010 7:43:52 AM
    Hey Spark buddy...may your wish come through. Sounds like quite an interview. I don't know if I could have done as well. Three people to respond to? It would be hard with just one! Hope you get your GOOD news soon! emoticon
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    I have my own family drama...with a sister-in-law and through the years it hasn't gotten much better so, I just don't let it eat at me, On the other front, I am definitely pulling for you to get this job. Stay positive and even if you don't get it, you know that you gave it everything!!! emoticon
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    It sounds like things went really well. You did your homework, you like the job, you got along well with one of the interviewers, you're PSYCHED and PUMPED and the good stuff is just oozing out of you all over the place! I will keep praying!

    Sorry about your sister. That makes me sad. Please try to remember what a fantastic person you are, and don't let her issues, whatever they may be, get you down. Remember, there are a lot of super-intelligent, fun-loving, forward-moving, caring people on Spark who think you're quite fabulous.

    3629 days ago
    I know how hard it is to interview. I wish you the best of luck.
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    You know you are in my prayers. Pull one out of that monster truck whenever you need it. When ever you head toward stress eating, hear Andi say "Step away from the emotional eating Thelma". emoticon

    When it comes to your sister, we are only responsible for our own actions. You have done what you can and now it's in her court.

    I was trying to tell my daughter the other day that Dr. Phil says there always has to be a hero. Her answer was a laugh with, And more power to them. I told her if I hadn't have bent, I wouldn't have a relationship with my oldest brother right now. I was angry at him at what him and his family put me through during dad's illness. But when I was in the hospital, he was there everyday. I didn't think it would ever be that way again. So hold on, miracles do happen. emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 11/18/2010 2:59:16 PM
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    emoticon Best of luck with the job search and your family.
    3629 days ago
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