One down, One to Go

25 Jul

It’s over and I’m still alive!  I don’t have any mental scarring either!  I actually think the job interview I had today was kind of fun.  Is that demented or what?

It’s hard to explain but I was pumped at the idea of getting ready for a job, even if it might not be mine.  It felt good to trade in my shorts and tank tops for a suit and heels.  It made me feel like I could do this.  I could be a working mom again.  I felt empowered.  I think that might have carried over to my interview because I was as cool, confident and conversational as it’s possible for me to be.

Today’s interview was for the position of Publicity Manager at The University of Georgia Press. The Press publishes about 80 titles a year, ranging from educational books to subjects with broader appeal like fiction or as I noticed in the lobby, a book all about my favorite friends – Georgia bugs.  As the Publicity Manager, I would be the main point of contact between the author and The Press.  I would set up events like readings, signings and lectures and then work to promote them through the media.  I would have to convince newspaper book reviewers to read a UGA Press book and publish a review.  (I would even get to travel to New York City to meet with reviewers there!)

Overall, I think the only thing that will keep me from getting this job is the fact that I don’t have the book publishing experience.  The head of the department was very nice and seemed interested in what I had to offer but he also told me he put the posting on a publishing industry website.  I do think I would really like this job.  Besides the fact that the hours are typically 8 – 5 and it’s only 25 minutes away from our house, it just sounds like a fun job.

No matter what the outcome may be, I’m really glad I got one interview under my belt.  It was good practice and I learned a valuable lesson.  Take Pepto before I leave the house.  Luckily, I was early this time and was saved by a Kroger with a clean restroom.

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3 Responses to “One down, One to Go”

  1. the real ~Roxann~ July 26, 2008 at 4:05 pm #

    congrats! Sorry about the pepto moment!! Hope you hear something soon!

  2. Scoop July 27, 2008 at 2:01 pm #

    That's such a fantastic attitude and I completely agree. Even if you don't get that one, it got you back in the game and the next opportunity is right around the corner.
    I am so happy it went well and you have your confidence back. I bet you looked darn sexy too!
    My Prediction? You'll end up with a tough decision when you get multiple offers!

  3. mom valles July 27, 2008 at 8:36 pm #

    I agree with "scoop" that you are going to end up with multiple offers and will have to choose the job that God really wants you to have. Keep praying about it; I am.

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