New member--hiring journal Hey guys, I am new here, joined because 1. this site was helpful to me when passing my certification exams and 2. I am about to LOSE IT over the job hunt. I had a committee interview on Wednesday for an inclusion position at a middle school. I felt it went well, I really liked the vibe of the people present, and the principal. At first, I was anxious, because I was not expecting a panel interview. One or two of my answers were less than eloquent, but I think I pulled it off by kind of laughing at myself. I hit my stride a few minutes in, made sure to make eye contact with everyone, remembered to breathe, and (I think) gave some great answers. By the end of the interview, all the interviewers seemed genuinely happy I was there. The canned questions were over, but we sat and discussed my answers, and I asked them some about their school, and I just generally felt really comfortable there, as if we were all out for coffee and a chat. They really wanted to know about my personal characteristics, and I told them, among other things, that I was driven and had very high expectations of the people around me (which is true). The principal walked me back to the front doors, and told me that if I was invited back for a second interview with her, I would hear tonight (Monday night). She then shook my hand and told me, "I also am driven, and I also have very high expectations; and it is very important to me to find someone who really fits in here." I can't think of a scenario where she would say something like that if she wasn't pleased with my performance. But that doesn't change the fact that it's late July, and I am about to lose my mind. I want this job. It would be perfect for me. I know they had more interviews this afternoon, and I should hear by phone call this evening, IF they want me back. I am going to be sitting by my phone anxiously wondering when "afternoon" ends and "evening" begins! :unsure: My family is sick of hearing about it, though they are supportive, so I thought I would unload my story and my worries on internet strangers. Hooray! :woot: :| I will be sure to update this if I hear anything. And I hope everyone else's job searches are going better than mine.