After filling out a very in depth application, I submitted it. That was that and the rest was out of my hands, at least for the initial selection process.
On Tuesday night, I was out finishing up my deer stand for the upcoming season [way late in making that happen], and I received a phone call. My service was sketchy but I made out the voice-mail that I was one of the 25 selected for personal interviews. I quickly called them back and between bad reception in the middle of the field and a constant beep from a failing phone battery - we made an appointment for the personal interview.
|(picture from Healthy U Facebook)|
For me, being in front of people isn't anything out of the norm. It is common for a minister when he has job interviews to have formal and informal meetings and interviews with multiple people. This was three women though. It's not as easy as you'd think. It reminded me of the time that I first got my driver's license. I took my driving test with the 'driving grader/instructor' [not sure of official title] in the passenger seat and then a rookie on the job learning sitting in the back seat.
Overall, I believe the interview went well from my perspective. I do believe that I have a few things that are up against me. These are by my own thinking and were not said in the interview.
One, I'm not overly overweight. I am over weight and could lose 40-50 lbs and by all BMI and body figuring formulas, I am obese. Two, I've been successful on my own and so I can see how that may interfere with the thinking, 'he doesn't need this as much'.
This may all be in my head too.
I'm super pumped though and hope I am selected as one of the twelve!