Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Interviewing

Tomorrow and Thursday, I will be interviewing. I have never interviewed for a job for 16 hours before. I have never been the internal candidate in a job search before. There will be many new experiences. Here's what I know deep in my soul...
  • I love where I live. I won't be leaving anytime soon.
  • Whatever happens in this interview/search process, I already have a job. I won't be losing it.
  • I can refuse the job if it's offered to me. After 16 hours of interviews, I may decide it's not the right job for me. That's very empowering.
  • I am good at what I do. That doesn't mean it is necessarily the right "vocation" for me. I have finally figured out that what I need to explore more fully to free myself more is what my vocation is in relationship to the world, not to a particular occupation or job or even institution. I am called to be a minister. I'm ready to claim that. Now, I need to figure out how that particular vocation will clothe me, what it will look like as it takes shape in my unique form and character.
  • Whatever happens tomorrow, I have friends who love me and care about me and couldn't care less whether I get this job or not. That gives me a far greater sense of who I am than any job I could ever get.
  • I am going to be focused and articulate and do the best I can the next two days. I will answer from my gut as much as possible, not just my head, and in doing so, I'll know if I don't get the job, it wasn't meant to be.
  • I may be sad if I don't get it, but I'll be okay.
These are awfully good things to know going into an interview. I may well be one of the luckiest people I know.

10 comments:

jo(e) said...

It seems to me like you are going in with the right attitude. I'll be thinking about you and praying that the whole thing is a good experience.

Songbird said...

Same here, you have my prayers!

cheesehead said...

I'd say you are blessed!

PPB said...

Well, when you're done can you come lead some career workshops for my students? You ahve the best attitude ever. I, however, have the chicken little attitude.

Kathryn said...

Encouraging hugs and a few prayers for good measure. That makes lovely reading! x

Rev Dr Mom said...

Hope it goes well. It is good to hear you sound so strong and positive.

Scrivener said...

Good luck in the interviews!

Pilgrim/Heretic said...

Best of luck finding the best path... you sound like you're in a great position of strength and confidence. Hurray!

SpookyRach said...

Way to go!

Marie said...

I love this entry. Just love it. Hope all is going well. I love that you are going with your gut.