The interview went very well and I seem to recall that I was hand dancing a little right before we hung up from Skype. I think she was laughing so hopefully that’s a good thing… =D The interview lasted for over an hour and there were a few moments where I lost my train of thought just a bit. I really should have taken a second to write down the basic wording of the question while ‘gathering my thoughts’.
But I can do that for the NEXT INTERVIEW! Yay! =)
What I did to prep this morning for the Skype interview:
Ate a very light breakfast and had NO caffeine
Re-checked the lighting
Re-checked the sound
Double checked the settings so that the headset was selected for both the microphone and speakers
Adjusted the chair to center it
Moved webcam up higher (since I had it on top if the monitor I just put two books under the monitor itself)
Re-checked the background (Shoji screen behind me since the webcam faced out into the living room)
Did my makeup and hair and then checked it on the webcam for wash-out
Checked my teeth!
Taped a big sign over the doorbell DO NOT RING DOORBELL PLEASE!
Put the dog outside
Got two cups of water- one hot and one cold
Checked my email for any last minute changes to interview time
Turned my phone on silent but put it where I could see in case she called, instead
Went to the bathroom. Twice.
Grabbed a box of tissues, just in case
Taped a smiley face on the wall behind the computer
Read through my application, resume, educational philosophy (written previously), letter of interest, and LOR’s
Told myself, I am prepared, I am calm, I am ready.
The interviewer was fantastic! She really put me at ease and most of my nerves disappeared within the first 10 minutes.
Now, I just wait for the follow-up interview in 2-3 weeks.