Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Today

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 11:40 pm
apollymi: Stitch lying on the beach with a lei, text reads "I like fluffy" (L&S**Stitch: I like fluffy)
Today went... all right, I guess. I'm not sure I want to get too optimistic about the whole thing. But I felt like it went all right. Of course, I always feel like it went all right. That's not exactly a good rubric for measuring. Granted, I keep hearing that it comes down to me and one other person, so... maybe? Hopefully. Maybe the letter of recommendation I included will help.

Anyway, yeah, that's been my today. The interview was at nine a.m., and I've been keyed up since then. It's been a bit of a day, I guess is the best way to put it. I was done by ten a.m., which seems about normal? Ish? They did ask me a question I was not prepared for: "tell us about a time when you had to prepare a great deal of information, present it, and help make a decision based on that information." I will admit to floundering there, because I didn't really have an answer there; I certainly wasn't about to say "like when my FSU predecessor left nothing but handwritten information on the Friends of the Library accounts, I had to enter it all, create the databases, and tell the library dean that my predecessor should have been let go months ago."

Instead, no, I floundered. One of the three people interviewing me did comment that it was all right to say I didn't have an example or to tell them if I only had an example for parts of it. I winged it a bit after that, telling them about helping library faculty gather information for their yearly evaluations, in order for it to be presented to upper management, but how only being an assistant meant that I wasn't doing the presenting or making any decisions.

So yeah, I guess it went okay. The nerves will take a while to fade away, I'm thinking.