Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Job Interviews

While at Lyon, I conducted a few hundred interviews while working in their HR department. I haven't been interviewed myself for anything for more than a year now, and even that last one was pretty informal. My last real job interview was probably for Lyon, which was about three and a half years ago. So yesterday was an interesting experience for me.

I felt some of the nervous anticipation during the day leading up to the interview. I had planned on getting a certain amount of work done beforehand, but ended up doing very little. I guess it all had to do with the fact that I really wanted this one to work out. I don't know if there has ever been another job that I've wanted as much as this one. This position was one of the main driving forces behind me wanting to be in this program at BYU.

The questions covered everything that I had done in all of my scholastic career, and then some about my own personal life. He told me about the range of projects that they are working on, and answered my question about what makes for a successful employee. The interview went for an hour and a half.

I knew there were some other candidates, and I figured there would be at least another interview, but as we were closing he told me that he'd like to hire me. Crazy, huh? So this will be my place of employ beginning in September for the next year. The commute will be killer, but I'm really excited about this opportunity.


Shelli said...

Congratulations! That's really exciting... and doesn't seem to happen often for people. Good luck on your new job!

cropstar said...

Congrats! Well done, you!

Douglas said...

awesome silvs. I knew you would knock it outta the park. congrats from us down here.

Dave said...

Only cuz you live in Provo do you think that the commute will be a killer.

I bet you it will take you about the same amount of time it takes to get from Fashion island to Tustin at 6p.m.

Of course, I can't say too much... my commute is hard to beat.

Silvs said...

You're right. It's not that bad, but it still gets to be more than an hour at peak times, so that's not that great, right?

Kira Cook said...

Congratulations! Now let me be dumb for a second and ask you where Lyon is? Is that Utah?