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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 12:57 PM, June 10th (Tuesday)

I received an email last night from one of the insurance companies I've been trying to get into. She asked my availability for phone interviews for this week. I responded to her this morning and she scheduled the interview for today. In fact, I just got off the phone with her.

She's very nice, asked a lot of questions. I tried not to stammer my way through it I think I did all right. She told me she'll be in touch with next steps.

We'll see what happens.

I feel like I'm going to be sick from my nerves...


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Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 1:06 PM, June 10th (Tuesday)

Mojo! Mojo! Mojo! (and deep breaths)


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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 1:38 PM, June 10th (Tuesday)

Thank you! I applied for it a month ago. It feels like 'take your time. Now rush, rush, rush.'

I emailed my friend who passed on my resume to HR. She told me she's on the interview panel and that she'll be interviewing me.

The recruiter I spoke to said that there will be two interview (of I'm selected) panels of 8 to 9 people broken up into two separate interviews.

Those types of interviews are nerve wracking. Ugh!


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Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 4:38 PM, June 10th (Tuesday)

Sending job mojo.

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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 8:50 PM, June 10th (Tuesday)

Thank you


Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 8:54 PM, June 10th (Tuesday)

Nerves are normal. You've got this, honey. Sending you tons of mojo.


You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana


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dameia
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Default  Posted: 8:56 PM, June 10th (Tuesday)

Hooray for you!! I'll say a prayer and send mojo your way.


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D-Day: 7/7/12

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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 11:20 PM, June 10th (Tuesday)

You're going to be awesome. Just try and calm yourself before the interview.

You are EXTREMELY well spoken and intelligent and funny (in a great way - not obnoxious like me!)

You've got this, love. Keep us posted!


Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it. - François-Marie Arouet

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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 5:22 AM, June 11th (Wednesday)

I will! Thank you all so much.


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Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
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karmahappens
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Default  Posted: 6:23 AM, June 11th (Wednesday)

Good for you. ... you can do do this !!

Mojo!!


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Dday 8/2007
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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 8:45 AM, June 11th (Wednesday)

Thank you!

I just got off the phone with my mom and told her all about it. She said "I'm not telling anyone because I don't want to jinx it."

Jrazz, Thank you for the compliment. You're hilarious, not obnoxious.

Oh! Another thing! I talked to my friend last night at my son's baseball game (they won their playoffs and are now going the championship game Thursday) because I wanted an "inside scoop" about the travel that is involved. That part makes me nervous because of my "situation." She said that it's mandatory to travel once a year but I could schedule it where I fly in and out on the same day. She's done that a number of times. So that puts my mind at ease a bit. Now to get over my horrible fear of flying

[This message edited by simplydevastated at 8:49 AM, June 11th (Wednesday)]


Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 7:18 PM, June 11th (Wednesday)

Nothing a little Ativan can't handle! #triptoCA?


Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it. - François-Marie Arouet

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tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 7:31 PM, June 11th (Wednesday)

Oh SD you got this sister.
Just be your awesome self.
This whole panel thing is typical these days.
Go in be confident be yourself and be honest. If you are asked to give a anecdotal story of a time you handled confrontation, problem solved, etc and you need to think a minute take that minute. Take notes ask questions be slightly self deprecating. I use the joke that I have to take notes cause I'm old. But shows interest and later when the adrenaline isn't pumping you can review what you wrote and heard

you can do this !!!


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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 7:08 AM, June 12th (Thursday)

I don't know what Ativan is. I hate flying! I had a bad experience once and that was all it took. Now I cry at take off and landing. I haven't been on a plane since Sept 2000.

Thanks TN! When I was still working I interviewed with a different insurance company. That interview had three people - the manager and two employees. I've never had one like this before. I anyways take notes and a keep a list of questions in my folder. I also bring the job posting so I have something to reference if I think of another question on the fly.

[This message edited by simplydevastated at 8:34 AM, June 12th (Thursday)]


Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

Posts: 5854 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: In the darkest depths of hell!
tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 1:14 PM, June 12th (Thursday)

Ativan is miracle medicine that makes flying fun. Seriously it's a benzodiazepine, that is a great antianxiety medication. It saved my life, and my H's life (because I took it) more than once.


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 2:56 PM, June 12th (Thursday)

Thank you. I'll have to keep it in mind. Otherwise the stranger sitting next me will have me clinging to his/her shoulder and crying


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Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 8:49 PM, June 12th (Thursday)

They contacted me. We set up an interview for the 23rd.


Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

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kernel
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Default  Posted: 8:52 PM, June 12th (Thursday)

Congrats!


"On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that's pretty good."

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metamorphisis
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Default  Posted: 9:00 PM, June 12th (Thursday)

Wooohoooo!!! You've got this!!



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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 9:25 PM, June 12th (Thursday)

Woo hoo!!!!!


You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana


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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 9:31 PM, June 12th (Thursday)

Thank you so much. I just hope that I'm ready to go back after dealing with all this garbage, you know?


Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

Posts: 5854 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: In the darkest depths of hell!
Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 10:54 AM, June 13th (Friday)

All right! You can do this! Going back to work after any long stretch may feel daunting, but it's going to be so awesome!

I circled the 23rd on my calendar so I will remember so send mojo!!


Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it. - François-Marie Arouet

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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 11:53 AM, June 13th (Friday)

Aw...thank you

I have a ton of feelings I'm going through right now. I'm all over the place.

Oh, and if I do get this and I have a client in San Fran you're the first person I'm calling and you're bringing me out to the 49ers stadium. Just sayin'


Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 8:35 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

TOTALLY!


Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it. - François-Marie Arouet

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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 8:44 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

AWESOME!!!


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Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

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