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What have I been up to?

Let's see. My last post was about two months ago. Hmmm, okay, just the highlights.

Just a few days before Christmas, I received a call for an interview (this is the job I have been yapping about in my previous posts for months). Yes, it took them that long. So I booked my trip to our neighboring island, Cebu. The trip itself is worthy of a whole different story.

I arrived at the regional office in time. I found a few familiar faces, and within minutes we were chatting away our worries about the interview.

Three hours passed and the anxiety died down to an all time low to just waiting for our name to be called. Finally! The first applicant was interviewed. By the way, these were all the passers of that PQE we took last August. There were about 17 of us from our province and only four of us were called in for an interview.

Two applicants in and out, and we were told to have lunch. I was fifth in line. That's okay.

Lunch, nothing eventful there. Fast-forward to the interview, I entered the room and found two familiar faces: our provincial director and one officer I met while attending/assisting in a seminar (and we're friends on Facebook). Add to them the ten to twelve other unfamiliar faces seated on a long table with individual microphones in front of them.

The regional director began the introductions and the initial questions. Then he began asking the others if they have any questions for me. One, two, three personal questions and about two follow up questions and the whole interview process was done.

Phew! Maybe delaying the interview for three hours was done on purpose. It did help a lot to loosen our nerves. I was so relaxed when I entered the room with more or less 15 interviewers. I mean, who's relaxed on an interview of a lifetime? This is my whole career at stake!

Well, back to the waiting game. I should be more anxious now. That was the final stage. There's nothing else I can do now but pray and wait.

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SLGarcia wrote on January 15, 2015, 11:30 AM

Best of luck - hope you get the job! That entire process is so nerve-wracking to me. Being retired I'm happy that I know longer have to think about such things.

AngelSharum wrote on January 15, 2015, 2:55 PM

Good luck. That sounds like a process for sure.