Post # 1
Yikes. Today’s the day. I have worked at the same company since graduating college 9 years ago, just updating my resume was a big step! So I’m mostly jittery about the ‘interview’ in general – my strengths/weaknesses etc – being ‘on the ball’ for all these questions 🙂 Especially since this company is known for being very ‘tough’ interviewers. It’s a part time position and I have 3 hour long interviews with 2 people each! Hopefully with a potty break between each!
Then there’s that little thing about me being 35 weeks pregnant. I’m good friends many of the employees – so it’s not a secret per say. But during the interview process so far I’ve only done a phone interview and an online test. So it may be a shock to the folks actually interviewing me! I know they can’t ‘judge’ me for it – but me not being about to start until mid Oct might throw a kink in things!
Please send happy thoughts my way between 1 and 4 ET! Let’s hope this preggo chic lands a new job for after baby!
Post # 4
Wow that is some interview process! Just stay calm and don’t overthink things before you get there 🙂
(((Fingers crossed! )))
Post # 7
Good luck!! Just so you know in Managerial training, they tell you to not even look below someone’s eye level and you have to pretend you don’t notice a baby bump. It’s a huge liability if a company doesn’t hire you b/c you are pregnant.
Post # 8
Wow, those are some crazy interviews for a part-time position! Good luck, hope you get it!
Post # 9
3 hours and 7 people later – I survived! Thanks for the encouragement.
Funny the ‘HR’ person who signed me in asked right away when I was due. None of the actual interviewers did though.
I did run into about 5 friends while I was in the office and they were all asking about the baby and what not. A little bit of funny circumstances since I know well quite a few of the employees.
The best news is it’s over. I believe what will be will be and am super proud of myself for going for the job! If they believe I’m a fit for their culture and the position it’ll work out.
Now I’m waiting for a ‘call’ and a ‘baby’ 🙂