This afternoon, I returned to the "boardroom" to complete the second-round interview for the position I am applying for within my office. As many of you know, I completed my first-round interview more than two months ago. The process has been, for reasons unknown to me, painfully slow. But still, I persist.
Today’s interview consisted of a 20-30 minute all-staff presentation in which I was to pretend the audience was all UW graduates, and I was training them on how to assist our office with recruiting qualified undergraduates straight out of high school.
At least forty of my co-workers turned out for the presentation. Although I read off my note cards too much, and had to answer about a gazillion questions from the audience following my presentation, some of which were not such strong answers, it’s finally over. And I think I did the best I could. Karen was nice enough to tell me that I was a "rockstar," but you know how best friends have to tell you that sort of stuff.
Now I can only hope that the process will carry out a little speedier following this final round of interviews. The other remaining candidate interviews on Wednesday, after which I would think (and hope) I’ll hear something by early next week. Leading up to the presentation, I felt overwhelmingly sick to my stomach and foggy, since I wasn’t able to sleep at all last night. But hallelujah, it’s over. And that's all that really matters to me right now.