I always keep my email open in a tab in case I receive any job related emails and today was no different. Typing away I look up to see I have a new message so I click it to see the generic e-mail title usually followed by a “Thank you for applying but we don’t like you enough to want to sit down and talk with you.” I felt my heart sink a bit as I clicked on the e-mail and was actually confused when I read I needed to make an appointment for an interview.
What?!? It’s not a rejection email but an email inviting me to go talk to people who potentially want to give me a job! A community corrections officer job, which is the job I got my degree for so I’m beyond excited!
I’m also super nervous, a week away and my stomach is already tied up in knots but I’m calming myself with the knowledge that I have a whole week to prep. Also, I’m driving over a day early to stay with my best friend then scheduled the interview in the afternoon so I won’t feel rushed or worry about getting lost.
I’m also trying to keep my feet on the ground, being a bit realistic, and recognize this is just an interview but even if this doesn’t result in a job just getting an interview is such a boost for me because I really was having serious doubts in my abilities.
My mind is going a million miles a minute right now thinking about driving over, interview prep, what to wear, checking apartments in the area, everything all at once but I need to focus on right now, get my errands done, and then start putting together a plan.
Make a list of what I need to get done over the next week before I go but right now I’m just so excited and relieved to be moving forward! 😀