The problem with third interviews

Well, Creighton has called me back for a third (!) inter­view. The first time i met with the direc­tor of the group I would be work­ing with­in. The sec­ond time, I met with my poten­tial co-work­ers, the VP in charge of Aca­d­e­m­ic Com­put­ing, and a man­age­ment con­sul­tant work­ing with the CIO regard­ing new hires. This time, I am to meet with the CIO him­self.

And there is one, all impor­tant prob­lem I must over­come. No, not Aidan’s ill­ness, we’ll trade him off on my way to the inter­view. And not my own bud­ding ill­ness, I’ll just sol­dier through and polite­ly not shake hands. And not my shag­gy mien, as I’m sure I’ll find some time some­where to shave and show­er. No, the prob­lem is this: I don’t have a third inter­view out­fit. Actu­al­ly, I bare­ly had a sec­ond inter­view out­fit.

I expect I’ll cob­ble togeth­er some­thing I’ve already worn once. And then, if I get the job, I’ll go shop­ping.

I think it went well

I have returned from my inter­view at Creighton (hel­lo Creighton peo­ple!) and I am pret­ty hap­py. Despite Aidan throw­ing up in the car while Tiffany took him to day­care. I feel awful about that. But hap­py about my inter­view.

For AT peo­ple: it’s a small group, much small­er than AT, but they do much the same kind of work. Giv­en how much I loved my work at Iowa, I think I’d real­ly like work­ing there. They have a Bb serv­er (recent­ly switched from Bb/WebCT to Bb-only) and train fac­ul­ty and offer con­sult­ing and do more work than they should be able to do giv­en their num­bers (sound famil­iar?). I enjoyed my inter­view, and hope they will call me back for the sec­ond round.

I think one of the things I liked best was that they’d had some water leaks recent­ly, and they had equip­ment and box­es piled in the halls and the con­fer­ence room… the inter­view­er apol­o­gized a cou­ple of times for the mess, but shrugged it off with a grin. It was com­fort­ing in that “we’re not so pol­ished that we can’t laugh at our­selves” kind of way that I appre­ci­at­ed about AT.

Think hap­py, lucky thoughts my way, I would be very excit­ed to work there.

I got an interview!

Hey, good news on the work front. I have been asked to inter­view at Creighton for the Instruc­tion­al Design job I applied for. My inter­view is next week, and I am pret­ty excit­ed about it. I hope I do well, and I (nat­u­ral­ly) hope i get the job. I have a lot of expe­ri­ence doing the kinds of thing they were look­ing for in their ad, so I am feel­ing good. More as this devel­ops.

Applied for my old job last week

Sounds odd, and it feels odd, too. I did­n’t apply for my old job, exact­ly. I applied for a job that sounds exact­ly like my old job when I applied for it.

I dropped off my cov­er let­ter and resume to Creighton Uni­ver­si­ty for a job as an Instruc­tion­al Design­er with their Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy group, help­ing fac­ul­ty put course mate­ri­als online.

When I applied for my old job at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa (almost five years ago now), it was as a Com­put­er Con­sul­tant for Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy Ser­vices help­ing fac­ul­ty learn to use tech­nol­o­gy.

I am some­what hope­ful that they will at least offer me an inter­view.