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 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.
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.
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.