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Interview ... Hmm...

April 7th, 2011 at 03:37 pm

Wow, tried again today and I'm able to connect via Wifi. How weird is that. Anyway, I'm glad. Smile

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My interview today I think went *really* well. It was about 30 minutes long, but for this type of a job, I think it probably is normal. I was *prepared* for the question asking me to tell about myself. Big Grin I said that I have a personal motto -- do what I can to help make other peoples lives better/easier. Then I explained what I meant. It was about 90 seconds total.

What was so perfect about it is that later on when I asked about why the position was open, I found out that the last person they'd had was NOT a team player - i.e. not willing to do what needed to be done around the office, or willing to go an extra mile.

This is important because ... drumroll please ... the whole company consists of 4 people plus me (hopefully!) So sometimes I might need to take the garbage out ... oh well. Just don't ask me to vacuum. Big Grin (just kidding!)

3 of the 4 people were part of the interview -- all the family members. Mainly it was the daughter who did the talking (mistake on my part, in my email responses I called her Mr. - not many female petroleum engineers!!!) They appeared to be impressed with my experience and my Excel test results - in fact they told me that I had the highest score of anyone. (Um ... didn't mention I had a book next to me the whole time. I could have done most of it without a book in 2003, but in 2007 everything was moved around!)

Pay was not discussed, but I was told that there are no benefits offered (other than two-weeks paid vacation and the every other Friday off).

Overall I think this could be quite a fun place to work and my days would never be the same. They are self-financed and have no debt -- and from what I gathered, they are very adverse to debt. Which fact is quite comforting to me, because where my former company got into trouble was when they tried to expand too much too quickly --- by taking on debt.

They are still interviewing a few more people, but said they'd let me know one way or the other by next Thursday. Around about the same time I should be finding out whether or not I got into the specialized honor society for librarians. Big Grin

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I stopped by Kroger to get some dog treats -- and was complimented on my suit. Smile That is the second compliment I received on it - one per interview day. So everyone who helped me decide ... you did good! Big Grin

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Wondering ... is it normal now for places to not have you fill out applications? First the school didn't, and now today this place didn't. They did take my references ... (without me offering them first)

Strange.

8 Responses to “Interview ... Hmm...”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    Good luck!

  2. snafu Says:

    Sounds like a good interview; can you check with your references to see if they have been contacted? Good luck for an offer.

  3. Amber Says:

    I have my fingers crossed but know you have nailed Wink

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks!

    I can check with at least one of my references ... maybe two of them. Smile That would truly be a good sign if they actually call my references. Smile

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Sending you lots of good wishes!

  6. Ima saver Says:

    I am wishing you good luck and hope you get a job offer.

  7. snafu Says:

    It is polite to send an e-mail or phone to thank the interviewer for seeing you. The underlying message is that you would very much like to work for their organization.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I did an email with the school library job - as soon as I got in the car after the interview.

    With this interview I thought they were still interviewing for a few days .... so I sent a thank you note via snail mail. Frown Oh well.

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