A few weeks ago, I saw an open management position as an Administrative Assistant in the Diversity/EEO department with my current employer and I felt pulled to apply for it. I didn’t know much information about the position, so I confided in my current supervisor that I was interested in learning more about it. She is one of those supervisors that is ALL OVER helping her “good people” succeed and excel, and she sat with me for a little bit to talk to me about what the responsibilities are and what the position entailed. So, after hearing some good stuff, I decided it would be the best more for me.
I applied, and about 2 weeks later, I got a call to schedule an interview. Last week Thursday, I was scheduled for an interview at 9am. I let my boss know, and she was beyond excited for me. In fact, she coached me a little on some of the stuff that I didn’t know in regards to payroll and working our payroll system. I handle a lot of job responsibilities, but payroll is not one of them, and I have NEVER done payroll before. Like, EVER!
I got a good nights sleep, didn’t have any breakfast for fear of vomiting, got dressed pretty snazzy with my lucky bow tie (the one I wore when I interviewed to secure this position, and the very one I wore when Callie said YES!), and was off to work to wait for my interview. The hour wait was pretty nerve wracking, and I did my best to keep from sweating (so I wouldn’t look like I decided to take a dip FULLY CLOTHED on my way to work), and calm my voice (because my diaphragm was hanging out at a bouncy castle!), and review some of my possible answers to their possible questions (I’ve had a few internal interviews to move around within the company already, and the questions are usually the same with one or two position specific questions).
My answers were LEGIT people! I mean, I have honestly never had an interview where I just felt that all of my answers were on point. In fact, Callie has been the main hiring manager for over 15 years, and when I told her the questions and gave her my answers, she said, “Half way through that second answer I would have had you as my number 1 choice. Woulda been hard to beat that!” When I was done with my interview, I just new it!
Ladies and gents and everyone in between, meet the newest Administrative Assistant of Diversity and EEO (moi!), while I say hello to 6 weeks paid vacation, an increase in pay, and the sweetest deal of all time, FREE LIFETIME MEDICAL! Yup…Hello all of that goodness!