Yes, I am still stuck on the “chaos” question from my previous interview. It ran through my head this morning, at 5 am, as I still lay in bed. Later as I drive YaYa to camp, YaYa is full of questions.
YaYa asks what kinds of questions the people ask me when they try to see if they want to give me a job. I bring up the chaos question and explain to YaYa that sometimes I think of our everyday home-life as chaotic. I go on to clarify that I mean the times when there is too much to do, too many places that people need to go, and no way that I can do it all. Then I figure out what is the most important thing to do, figure out what can wait, and determine if there is someone else who can help me out. I then do the best that I can to do these priority things, and finally I communicate where things are at and when the things, that were put off until later, will be done. Explaining it to YaYa was so easy; why was it so hard to apply this to my job.
I have explained to YaYa that I “may” still have a job with my current employer. He had asked only last week if I had “passed the test” at work. YaYa asked what do I do if I end up with two jobs. That would be a good problem to have. I told him that I would need to figure out which job I wanted the most.
As I sat in my car, just minutes away from my interview, I wrote out questions and responses that I might be asked. I thought about how I wished that this would all be over, and how I just didn’t want to be in the interview process until I knew that I had to. I thought about how nice it woud be to in a position where I would have to choose between two different job offers.
I felt relaxed and better prepared as I went into my interview about 20 minutes later. I took a deep breath and reminded myself that I didn’t need to be nervous. I would ask questions, and listen. That is just what happened, and I really liked what I heard. I liked the company, the people, and what they are doing for patients.
By the time I hit the trail for my run, I was happy again. It was hot and my time was limited. I smiled just thinking about how I discovered that 2 of the 11 people that I met with were runners…AND they run during the work day. This might work out after all.