This post is not about crafting, so don't feel obligated to read if you don't want to. I wanted to give a small update on how the weekend went and what the next steps are.
The job search conference is over. It was a very long weekend and I met a lot of great people. I had back-to-back interviews both Friday and Saturday so it was a lot of talking about myself. Sometimes I'm not so good at that when I listen to others all day in my job. :) I had some great interviews, and some not-so-great interviews. However, that is the purpose of this type of job search weekend. You are going to find that you connect with some schools and not with others.
I had a couple 2nd round interviews at the conference which is great. It could be that they really liked me or they wanted to get a little bit more from me because they didn't see/hear enough in the 1st interview. Either way - it's another opportunity to let my personality shine. In most interviews I was able to let my personality show and I think that helped.
Now, from here we wait. Most schools are on the timeline of not contacting candidates until late-March or early-April. This is ok. I'm going to enjoy the downtime and get my nerves back so that if I'm offered an on-campus interview, I'll be prepared. I know a friend asked me this before so I'll explain it a little better. An on-campus interview is where they send me to their school and I interview with a lot of people at that school. They usually invite 4-8 people for 1-3 positions. The candidates are not all there at the same time - they usually spread it out over a week or two.
So, keep your fingers crossed and hope that someone will invite me for an on-campus. If not, it's back to my parents basement. I like to live above ground. ;)