Saturday, May 31, 2008

Job Interview

The job interview is Wed AM. It's a phone interview at a non-profit research institute that is not university affiliated. They are local (in the same city I work in now) so we would not have to move if I took this job.

I am excited about the interview but will be interviewing them just as hard as they'll be interviewing me. It's a research institute that is doing cool stuff that I think I could be happy doing temporarily, I'm just not sure I'd love it. But I'm trying to keep an open mind.

Working on my diss ms over the last couple of weeks makes me re-think this leaving academia stuff. I really love my research, but there aren't any research organizations that will let me do exactly what I want, exactly in the area I've been doing research. So leaving academia really does mean giving up some of the stuff I've done and have an interest in continuing.

But I'm jumping the gun, first I have to get offered a job (any job). I'm trying not to stress until I have to (but if you read through my blog you'll see I'm not all that good at that). I'm hoping that I'll hear from the "we got your materials late" job this week as they said they thought that they would be done with their first round of interviews by the end of May. I hope they contact me even if they hire someone else, it's just nice to know where you stand.

So there's my job update. I'm sure I'll have more to say about this later this week.

9 comments:

Mamabeek said...

Keepin' it all crossed for you! I hope eventually you have enough acceptances to be choosy. For now it's just exciting that you had an interview after all your stressing.

Like you, I suck at being serene in the face of uncertainty. =)

PJ said...

Thanks for visiting....I'm from NCLM..Good luck on your job search...I remember the interviews for the Internship!!! Yikes! I was a basket case. YOu sound calm, cool and collected. Hope you get the one you want!

Jendeis said...

Here from NaComLeavMo. Wishing you much luck in the job search!!

thenextfish said...

Yay, congratulations! I hope the interview goes wonderfully smoothly and you fall in love with the job. Even the chance to stay in the same place has to be worth a lot!

B said...

Good luck with the interview! I hope you find the right place for you!

DC said...

Good luck with the job interview!!

I'm still cracking up at your story re: BIL stripping at your wedding. :)

Princess Pointful said...

Good luck!
I love the idea that, despite what academia has been trying to hammer into me, there are research possibilities outside their world!

Psych Post Doc said...

Thanks Everyone!!

PP- amen to the non-academic research possibilities. Even thought I'm not sure that's the route I want to go, it makes me happy to know they're out there (and even happier that one of them has even the slightest interested in me!

surpriseofunfolding said...

Here from NCLM - exciting news indeed! I wish you the best in figuring out what path suits you most for the future. Good luck!