February 24, 2015


I have been so nervous about the job interview tomorrow. In fact it has only gotten worse as it has gotten closer. I'm assuming that they were impressed with my scores since they literally called me only hours after my testing was done. However, that doesn't really equate to much should the interview not meet or exceed their expectations.

I think part of the reason why I am more nervous than usual is because I do have such a long gap in my work history. I mean a year is a huge amount of time. I've never even had to deal with even a month of employment gap except for when I was going to college for a while.

The upside is that I do have a lot of experience with what the job is. It is a metric fuck ton of data entry and typing. Mainly transcription if I am reading the job explanation correctly. So, hopefully that will put me ahead of the game a little bit.

The directions say it only takes about a half hour to get there but I will be leaving about a hour before I have to be there. Why? Because I know where it is and down town in that city is a pain in the ass. I don't want to get myself turned around and be late. I also prefer to show up to an interview at least 15 minutes early, so I'm really only giving myself an additional 15 minutes of drive time. And if I get there sooner than that I'll just sit in my car for a little while.

Another reason why I'm so nervous is because it is a government job. That is a huge deal. Actually since I worked at the law firm I've kind of wanted a government job. I know it's not all it's cracked up to be so I'm not really sure why it attracts me. Don't get me wrong, it's not like that's the only kind of work I've been applying to. Hell, I've been applying to retail jobs and I haven't had any retail experience for 7 to 8 years now. The rest has all been office work. I'm not above working any kind of job. But my hopes have been for an office job, I won't lie about that.

I'm not sure how many more steps there are to the hiring process should they decide that my interview goes well tomorrow. I've already had the testing and from the e-mail I received it states that three people will be interviewing me. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing I'm not sure.

Here's hoping!


  1. Government jobs are notorious for being slow in the hiring process. Your credentials sound great, knock them out at the interview but don't expect particularly fast action after that. The upside is that the benefits are great once you are hired!!!