Pure Torture.Posted: June 3, 2010
You’re a shoe-in. She even opened the interview by commenting on how impressive your cover letter and resumer were.
Oh shit. Coworker such-and-such applied for this job and got turned down three times? She’s been with the company and working through these duties for four years longer than I have. If she can’t get it, I don’t have a chance in hell.
Wait. If they haven’t hired her after three rounds, there has to be a reason. Even though she’s serving interrim duties during the hiring process, maybe it isn’t a given that she’s going to be asked to continue. Highly likely, but not a given.
Call the best friend on lunchbreak to rehash interview. She sounds so confident that I’ll get it. Does she really mean it or is it requisite supportiveness?
You really had a great rapport with the interviewer. It was DEFINITELY a good thing that she told you that you reminded her of herself.
Then you blew any ground you made when you couldn’t think of an answer so you just started talking…circling the airport…land the damn plane kid, make a point…
Woman, you’ve got everything they’re looking for in this position.
“You did really well, Faith. I could tell you were a bit nervous”. Of course she sent me off with a half-compliment. Wonder what tipped her off to my nerves – the Gulf of Mexico – sized lakes under my armpits, or the million-words-a-minute rate of speech?
I really wish I could shut my brain up. Don’t you just love post-interview stress? Over the course of the last two hours I’ve gone ’round and ’round about do I/don’t I have it in the bag. They hope to have a decision made in the next two weeks, and I can safely say that these are going to be the most stressful two weeks of my life. I just have to let it go and let it unfold…