I had my interview today with our recruiter. I was slightly disappointed to do it over the phone, because I had heard about so many people who just meet their recruiter for coffee and talk. I would have liked this to go a little bit more like a normal conversation, because I was very nervous. I really wanted this, and I find it so much easier to relax and be myself when there’s not so much pressure. He asked me a lot of questions about dealing with stress and difficult situations, my language skills, different things like that. He asked me about a leadership role I was in. I was very nervous, so I didn’t feel that it went very well. He said that he will send our information off once Tim finishes his interview tomorrow, but we should expect it to take a few months to get back to us. Apparently they place couples in a pool once a month for nominations.
A nomination is the offer of what you’ll be doing and in what geographic region. He did tell me that we definitely won’t be leaving until after November of 2009. We have to be married a year before we start our service. I expected this and I don’t think we’ll leave until late winter or early spring of 2010. You never know though. So apparently I didn’t do too horribly, if he’s talking about nominations still.
Tim has his interview tomorrow at noon. Then our packets are off to Washington, they come up with some options, our recruiter calls us, and we’ll have a better idea of when we’re leaving/where we’re going. I think that will definitely help with planning out the next year or so. I’m starting my job with the magazine in May, but it’s only through August. Our lease is up in August, and we don’t really want to get into another year long commitment. So, between August and when we leave…who knows?