Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A little bit of hope

The ups and downs of the job has to be careful to not get too optimistic or too miserable.

Today, I had a very good interview. I did well enough to earn a second interview.

I'm trying not to get overly excited. A second interview DOES NOT mean I have the job. Although, the VP I spoke with wants to have this job filled by the end of the week. But, I have no idea who else is a contender, if they have another person in mind that they might like better. Who knows? And if this one job doesn't work out, I need to be prepared to delve back into the job search morass.

So, I'm trying to just be happy that I did well today. I gave the right answers, had the right questions.

If I do get the job, it would be *very* challenging. Not a lot of traditional technical documentation types of stuff. I would have to stretch my creative muscles to do well there. And a very, very different environment than I'm used to (very, very "new age" start up). But, that would be a good thing. I think.

So, I'm trying to just be calm and not look too far into the future. And to just be satisfied that my interviewing skills haven't totally atrophied. And, have just a little bit of hope mixed with a lot of realism.

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