Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Weird day

Tomorrow is phone interview day. I have done some research (of course!!) today to prepare. I read through their web page, printed out the job ad and my application materials and prepared a list of what I think are articulate and appropriately interested and enthusiastic questions. I've also prepared some answers to questions I expect they might ask me (and I have my fingers crossed they don't ask where I see myself in 5 years).

In the mean time, my lab is gearing up for our summer research program. We have between 20-30 interns coming in to work in the lab for 10 weeks. I'm stoked because my study will be DONE and I'll have all the data in my hot little hands. But at the same time it was totally weird for me today to do all this planning for the summer (volunteering for training, getting a good study running schedule, offering to do some of our tutorials) knowing that tomorrow I'll be talking to someone about leaving all of this behind.

I wonder how much I'll know tomorrow. I am not expecting to be offered the job with just a phone interview so I'm assuming even if they think I rock, they'll ask me to come into the office. I thought it was a little weird that they asked me for a phone interview when I am local and probably could have just as easily stopped by the office.

10am EST is the interview. I'll try to get on here and post as soon as possible, although I do have participants scheduled tomorrow afternoon so it might not be until later tomorrow night. So no news is not necessarily bad news. :)

Think good thoughts for me.


~VP~ said...

Good luck!!

post-doc said...

Many good thoughts! I hope it goes well and that you're mutually impressed with each other.

Duck said...

good luck

Anonymous said...

Hope the interview went well.


Unbalanced Reaction said...

Twenty to THIRTY interns? Holy hell. Glad to hear your interview went well; hope the game is good tomorrow, too!