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Old 09-09-08, 08:39 PM   #1
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Arti! How was the interview?

Huh? Huh? you gonna become a Coloradanite?
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Old 09-10-08, 07:43 AM   #2
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hi! thanks for asking!! I was too pooped to party last night and never made it on to update.

I interviewed with three people in the department. My old boss is apparently the executive director (I assumed she was one step down from there in a director seat... so that's even better for me).

The phone interview was pretty laid back, only about 10 questions. one the question was to expand on my skills and experience in 4 specific areas:
  • web design/development
  • graphic design
  • video
  • flash

I rocked 3 of 4, but video I haven't worked with. I mentioned I'd dabbled but hadn't had an opportunity to work with it professionally. Then, kicked myself for not throwing in something about being versatile, or a quick learner... whatever.

I think it went well, I feel I performed to the best of my ability. Start to finish the phone interview was under a half hour. They said the next step was to review candidates and arrange a face to face (i.e. send me on an airplane ride!)... I hardly think a 20 minute phone interview, resume, and small portfolio is enough to base that decision on... but they're the bosses.

Honestly, the three people I was interviewing with sounded about ready to die. All three explained that they'd just had their first classes start Sept 1 and had been working around the clock and apoligized for not being as on the ball as usual. I'm a pretty dynamic person, I assume they're usually a pretty dynamic team (knowing my old boss lady) but that made the interview seem like a bit of a fizzle to me, seeing as though there wasn't much energy on the other end of the line I didn't have a lot to go off of.

Eh, phone interviews.

So now.. the waiting game!
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Didn't ya just move into a new apartment?
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Didn't ya just move into a new apartment?
ha, yup. and I really love it there! this Colorado thing just fell in my lap a week or so prior to move.. ah such is life.
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This is very exciting, Artifice!! I wish you luck!

The nice thing is that you are still young and not tied down so relocating to further your career is very, very doable. My fingers are crossed for you lady. PLEASE keep us updated.
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thanks siu!

Yeah, it has been a bit unsettling for me- I have not been sleeping well. I am apprehensive about the prospect of moving from somewhere I do know I am happy. But, cannot turn down the opportunity to try for something so amazing, I'm very interested in interactive learning and getting a job in the industry is part of the reason I've considered grad school. On one hand, I think it would be easier for me if they did not proceed from here (even though I AM interested)... then the decision would be made for me. Is that horrible thinking?

On the other hand, if they do want to bring me out, I need to do some serious thinking before I potentially waste their time and money (and mine).
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You gotta go out there and see what there is. Don't be afraid. Don't get yourself in the position of "what if's". You have an opportunity of a lifetime, go see what it's all about. Do it now while you can. If they are offering you this position it's because they see wonderful things in you that can benefit their company. They think you are worth it, so give it all you got!

And remember.....if this isn't your cup of tea, you can ALWAYS come back.
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By the way, you can move to Denver now:

IKEA coming to Denver-area
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Ah... just another reason to love Denver.
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OMG I'm so ready to move now. That solved all my problems!
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If they offer you a face to face, take them up. Even if you are very apprehensive about it. The worst that can happen is you get out here, hate Denver, hate the company, and the interview is horrible. But even if that is all the case, at least you'll know and it can help you make better decisions down the road.

Good luck!
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If they offer you a face to face, take them up. Even if you are very apprehensive about it. The worst that can happen is you get out here, hate Denver, hate the company, and the interview is horrible. But even if that is all the case, at least you'll know and it can help you make better decisions down the road.

Good luck!
I feel like if a F2F is offered I feel I have an obligation to be more secure on my feelings of moving. Maybe I need to get over that.
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I feel like if a F2F is offered I feel I have an obligation to be more secure on my feelings of moving. Maybe I need to get over that.
Get over it. They're willing to buy a plane ticket so they can see if you fit with their company, but also to see if you'll be happy in that area. Just because they shell out some money, it doesn't guarantee that you'll be a match.
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Agreed - you have nothing to lose by going and checking it out. And yes, this is a good time in life to take some risks; it gets a bit harder as you get older.

Of course it's easy for us to say that - it's natural to be a bit apprehensive on your part. But if it comes to you going for an in-person intrvw, you'll probably know a lot better (from the gut) at that point whether it's the right fit for you. Good Luck!
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Didn't ya just move into a new apartment?
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Well you have time to get over that. just be sure to have the right answers. Good luck yo.
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I feel like if a F2F is offered I feel I have an obligation to be more secure on my feelings of moving. Maybe I need to get over that.
Yup, you do need to get over it. What if they offer face-to-face interviews for 2 or 3 people? They already know that they aren't going to hire them all - that is the price they are willing to pay. You going to the interview in no way obligates you to take the job. It is a big company, they can afford the couple hundred $$ to meet you in person....
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Did I mention before how completely jealous I will be if you get to move to Denver?
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At this point I've contacted everyone I know in Colorado (a small handfull, but most are in denver)... a few college classmates, a cousin, a friend of a friend. I think I'd be disappoitned if I didn't get to at least go out there and visit!
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You haven't contacted me yet
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I'm stalking you shhhh. you arent supposed to know.
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Oh...I'm cool with that. Do you need my address or anything?
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You can stalk me anytime you want.. Jus sayin ..
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Oh...I'm cool with that. Do you need my address or anything?
ok, but you have to pretend you don't know i'm driving past your house all hours of the night.

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ok, but you have to pretend you don't know i'm driving past your house all hours of the night.

hook me up with a job on your coast, i'll make it happen.
I think I have found my sole purpose in life now.. Or... I could move to Colorado? :evilgrin:
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