Yes, I’m Ready

UPDATE: The interview went very well (I thought). Three people met with me, one after another, asking different questions of my skillset and of my availability. I had to mention my upcoming vacay but I said the dates I’d be away without hesitation, just matter-of fact. I think the first interviewer was the vetter, she decided if I had two heads or if my resume was off compared to the way I spoke and looked. She left the room after about ten minutes, then in came a second interviewer, a man. The third, and final interviewer was the person, if I got the job, with whom I’d work directly, so I thought it was a good sign I got to meet him. He asked me about my salary expectations (that’s always hard to answer – more than $1.50 please), and we talked about benefits too.

I was not offered the job on the spot (not that I expected it to be) but I got a good feeling.


I’ve picked out a business appropriate little black dress to wear.


Had my nails done to show my patriotism.


Double Spanxed. Sucked in. Pushed up.


Brushed, flosssed, rinsed a million times. Checked for any extraneous hairs on the chin. 76412872915d6e6778f19fed43b9ad0d

I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. This is real. Wish me luck.



18 thoughts on “Yes, I’m Ready

  1. I pulled a long gray hair from my eyebrow this week. It just sprouted overnight. I fear I’m in for chin hairs any day now.

    GL EOS.

  2. What kind of questions were you asked in the interviews? Don’t take this the wrong way but did they ask why you’d want to start working at age 67?

    1. Yes, they did ask me about why I want to start working at my age. I was honest. I was asked about my specific skills and what I could and couldn’t do. I’m proficient in almost all software but have no experience with PowerPoint. I said I’d be willing to take a PP class if they needed me to be proficient in it. The only thing that didn’t come up and I didn’t volunteer was my EOS alter-ego. Hmmmm.

  3. You’re a finalist for sure. They didn’t make an offer on the spot because they have some kind of process that prohibits that. I’m going through this right now to hire somebody so I recognize the pattern.

  4. Hubby agrees with Cripes assessment. John hires (and lately fires) a lot of people – he feels you wouldn’t have seen three people today had they not felt you were a top tier candidate.

    Good luck.

    1. I’m not holding my breath. As someone here told me, can’t remember which reader, I’m competing with applicants in their 30s and 40s who could give the company what they want – a good decade or more of service. What can I give? Not a decade. That’s my worry, that while I am equally if not more qualified to handle the job, they know I’m not in this for the long haul. It’s a fair criticism and a good reason not to hire me, even if I can do the job.

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