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Job Interview - sooo nervous!

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I've been a teaching assistant at my university for the past academic year, but my contract ended in early May so I have been left to look for work. I've been having a rather difficult time with the shabby economy and all. Also, potential employers seem to disregard me right off the bat as "too educated." I didn't realize that a master's degree might actually hurt my chances of getting a job. I've applied for several job openings and finally have interviews scheduled for two of them. Tomorrow I interview for an assistant to the Public Communications director for the city. Next Tuesday I go in for an interview and a test to become a DPS police communications operator. I'm really nervous as I haven't actually had to interview for a job in a loooooong time. I really need to land a good job - and rather quickly as I've been out of work for a few weeks now. Any advice would be most appreciated and please send me some good luck vibes! I'm going to need them!!
post #2 of 17
Good luck getting the job!

post #3 of 17
Good luck!
post #4 of 17
good Luck and here are a few calming
post #5 of 17
Thats great! Hope you get one of those jobs!!
Tons of good luck For you too!
post #6 of 17
Good luck!
post #7 of 17
for good luck donĀ“t get nervous!...
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post #9 of 17
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Thank you all for your good wishes. I'm getting ready for my dreaded interview now. I have good questions to ask my interviewers - I just hope that I can answer their inquries adequately in turn! Here goes nothing!!
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post #11 of 17
GOOD LUCK!!! that you will not be nervous during your interview! I hope one of these works out for you!!!
post #12 of 17
Well I hope everything goes all right my friend and just only need to wait.......
post #13 of 17
I think you are overqualified for those particular positions. I hope you get one of them if that's what you want after listening to the interviewers tell you more about the jobs. However, I do understand how difficult it is to find something these days, particularly in the teaching profession.

Let us know how you did and how you felt about them.
post #14 of 17
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I'm happy to report that today's interview went really well and my fingers are crossed that I'll get this job. It is really perfect for me with my history education and training as I will be doing proofreading and archival work. I would also be dealing with the local media and attending city council meetings. The woman who would be my boss also mentioned that she would like to get me on the city Heritage Board (which deals with history and culture in the city) since it would be related to my education and would provide me with good networking opportunities. It sounds like a really great prospect for me which would get me started on a career path that I would really enjoy. Also, potential boss lady also went to graduate school at my university, so very cool!

And I definitely agree about being overqualified. I am overqualified for almost every job that is available around here right now. Good jobs are just really thin on the ground around here right now. As they are everywhere, unfortunately. It's really frustrating.
post #15 of 17
Do you have a teaching degree?

Several of the districts up here require an MA to get a starting teaching job. I never went and got one; I figured it would just help me be unemployed at a higher level of expertise.
post #16 of 17
Carley, it sounds a whole lot better than I thought it was going to be! I'm excited for you and will keep my fingers crossed. Please let us know when you find out.

And remember, if they are not smart enough to hire you, there will be something else out there. Something better, it's in the cards. Like that old country/western song goes..........thank God for unanswered prayers.
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Do you have a teaching degree?

Several of the districts up here require an MA to get a starting teaching job. I never went and got one; I figured it would just help me be unemployed at a higher level of expertise.

While I have a year of teaching experience at the college, I don't have certification to teach in Texas public schools - and after graduate school expenses, there is NO way that I could afford to get state certification right now. I could teach in pretty much any private school. It's just a matter of finding someone who needed a new resident history nerd somewhere in the area. I'm willing to relocate, but not until I finish my thesis in December.

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Originally Posted by Mz Kitty View Post
Carley, it sounds a whole lot better than I thought it was going to be! I'm excited for you and will keep my fingers crossed. Please let us know when you find out.

And remember, if they are not smart enough to hire you, there will be something else out there. Something better, it's in the cards. Like that old country/western song goes..........thank God for unanswered prayers.
It really is much better than I expected as well. I was actually very impressed by the head of the department and the rest of the staff. It would be a great opportunity in the long run, I think. I'd get the chance to make a lot of good networking contacts. I am really excited about the prospect. Thank you so much for your good wishes!
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