This came up so quickly, my head is still spinning. I was interviewed on Thursday, offered the job on Friday, and started Monday. It’s been a whirlwind on both the work and home fronts here at the end of day three, but it’s a good problem to have. It’s a four-month contract position replacing someone who is out sick, for a time-sensitive program, thus the urgency in getting me in ASAP. As far as I know, the person is planning to return, however, another of my new colleagues is looking suspiciously pregnant, so perhaps there is hope for work after December!
I’ll try to blog more about the details, but one of the lessons learned is that it pays to be persistent and follow organizations you are interested in. I had originally applied for a position here in January, but was not selected for an interview. I managed to network my way to one of my colleagues via LinkedIn. I did not know her, but she graciously agreed to meet me for coffee to tell me about her job.
Then, when another position opened up in June I applied and was interviewed, and was apparently their second choice. I thought then that was it, but then they called me with the offer for the replacement position.
More details to come!