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Interview Over

October 29th, 2014 at 02:54 pm

Well, it's done. It was a good day, overall. I talked to six different people and took a research/writing test and an editing test. I feel that I presented myself well and that people liked me and enjoyed talking to me. I learned that I was one of four finalists. That said, I still don't think I'll get the job. But I'm glad I had the experience. But I guess I feel like it's more of a possibility than I did before. It was great to get the inside view of a big fundraising operation that works well.

After the 3-hour interview, I drove to a far western suburb to pick up tickets for Medieval Times. I'd bought them at a special price through our suburban newspaper publisher and had to go to their main office to get the actual tickets. But it was a pretty day for a drive.

When I got home, I couldn't park because of street sweeping, so I went to the grocery. I wasn't going to shop this week, but since I had to go somewhere, I thought I might as well. I spent $58. In addition to some fresh fruits and vegetables, and the few pantry items I needed, I stocked up on coffee, both Keurig and in the bag. They were on clearance. The bag coffee was Dunkin' Donuts, Apple Pie flavor and Eggnog flavor. I'm looking forward to trying them.

Other spending was $12 for parking (at the interview site) and $6 for breakfast at Starbucks, because I got there early.

So it's back to reality today.

Oh, and by the way, the wool suit worked out great and I was so pleased that I didn't have to shell out for a new one. I did notice, though, that my scarf had a $10 price tag on it! It was a small sticker on the underside of a tag, so I don't think anyone would have noticed it. Hey, at least it wasn't .50, like most of my scarves!

4 Responses to “Interview Over”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    So glad it went so well, you just never know! And even better that the suit you already owned worked for the interview. Smile

  2. snafu Says:

    Sounds like you enjoyed the challenge of the interview process, learning about the operations and processes of a big fund raising business and the people you met. I hope you'll seriously consider your terms and conditions as the preferred candidate. You will need to know the benefits that are important to you and come in from a position of strength fully understanding what points are deal breakers from you. It's important not to be surprised or caught without planned details.

    Glad you were relaxed and not fretting about the price sticker on your scarf. Isn't it the grand children that love the Medieval Times experience? Wonderful to always have something to look forward to.

  3. Carol Says:

    So glad it went well!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    If you are one of four finalists, then you have at least a 25% chance of getting the job. Smile Not bad odds really if you think about it.

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