Holy shit, ladies. Ho-ly shit.
Remember that job I applied for? Well, I didn’t get it. But about three weeks ago I got an email from someone at that university, inviting me to apply for a second position they had opened.
Of course I scrambled to get my materials together and got the application sent out before I left for Thailand. I got back last week … and found I’d missed a call from them requesting more materials (several email interview questions which I never received). I called and emailed, begged and pleaded in the best, most professional way I knew how, and got them to re-send the questions and extend the deadline for me. I stayed up most of the night completing them and submitted under the wire.
Today I got a call: they want me to come out and interview.
Did I mention, holy shit?
This job would be an AMAZING opportunity. It’s literally twice as much money as I currently make (albeit in a place with a higher cost of living), it’s work I’m good at with a mission I believe in, and it’s in a state that mandates insurance coverage for IVF.
My interview is next Wednesday, and I’ve already gone shopping for a long-sleeved blouse I can wear to cover up my tattoo. Now I need some advice: how do I handle missing work for this? Do I say I have an emergency and will need 2 days off next week, or do I just wait till the day of the interview and call in sick from Maryland? What is least likely to bite me in the ass if I don’t get the job?
Also, interview advice please! Anything and everything you have to share, I want to know it. This is an administrative job at a university; email me if you want more specifics, as I don’t want this to be Googlable.