Thursday, February 21, 2013

Job Interview Next Week!

I started a post about feeling disorganized lately, which really was going to be blog filler. I was hoping it would come together into something coherent and witty, if I was lucky. Honestly, I wasn't really feeling it. I'm not that disorganized anyway. I'm certainly the most organized person in this house, but maybe that's not saying much.

Then, I got some exciting news that's the perfect reason to scrap the lackluster garbage. 

I have a job interview next week! 

How exciting is that?

I feel like I just got asked to the prom! 

The position is a part-time human resources assistant. I've always wanted to work in HR, even back in the day when I had a full-time office job. I secretly coveted moving down to the HR department. Part-time is perfect for me right now, what with the kids' schedules. It'd be a great way for me to get re-introduced to the intricacies of child care, work clothes, and rush-hour traffic.

Okay, the child care thing is a new one for me. But, my kids aren't babies, so I'm sure it will work out just fine, especially with a part-time schedule.

Rush-hour traffic, I can handle. I've done it before.

That brings me to clothes. Oh my God! What should I wear to the interview? Skirt? Nice black, dress pants? Do I need a jacket over a blouse? Do women still wear pantyhose? (Please say no.) This is suddenly making me nervous!

What about the interview itself? It's been a long time since I've had one. I need your tips. And a self-confidence boost!  What should I say? What should I not say? 

Fingers crossed that I get the job, but I'm really happy just to get asked to interview. That means my resume doesn't suck.

I guess I can't brag about my organizational skills until I'm working outside of the home. When I've successfully done that for a few weeks, I'll be sure to write that blog post. Hopefully it'll be more interesting than what I started today.

27 comments:

  1. YAY! How exciting! Skirt or pants, either is fine. Jacket...yes. Stockings, only if required in the employee manual. See if you can find one on-line.(Albany Med and a few others are still about the covered leg)
    As far as what to say...don't over think it, just be yourself and you'll do just fine!
    Good luck...I can't wait to hear how it goes!

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  2. I agree about being yourself, but just be a little conservative in dress just in case. If you wear nice slacks, you don't have to guess the nylons issue.

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  3. Thanks, ladies! I'm really excited! I'm definitely going with conservative. I think I know someone who works where I'm interviewing, so I'll ask her about the dress code. :)

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  4. Be yourself. Skip the panythose. I'd go with a jacket. Be concise & no rambling. Ask a few good questions of the interviewer and then nod and smile emphatically at whatever they say.

    And why yes, I am bossy.

    Good luck!!

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