This is my last semester at the iSchool. I am working 30 hours a week for my GAship, student teaching 120 hours, full course load, updating my portfolio, meeting certification requirements and job hunting/interviewing. Who would have ever thought one semester could be so busy?
Earlier this week, I went on a job interview for K-5 library position. Though I am not fully certified, I have been on three rounds of interviews in the past three days. I’m still not sure if I have the job, but am confident I have made it through three rounds and part of a smaller pool of contenders.
Interviewing is a challenging process, especially for a library media specialist position. I had to provide paperwork and letters about my certification situation, change my schedule around for my GA job and classwork. It’s crazy how much has happened this week, and I honestly could not have done it without help from people at the iSchool.
Even if I do not get this job, I finally have my certification stuff in process. Now, it’s just a waiting game for paperwork at the State Ed Department. My resume and cover letter are in tip-top shape. I have great references, and am finishing my portfolio. I gained great interviewing experience, and have an idea of what questions may be asked in future interviews.
Usually, library media specialist positions do not pop up this time of year. I was not expecting to start my job hunt until the spring. When this chance came my, I jumped on it. Though this week was rough, I survived. A couple of days of pressure and stress will now make the next few months easier until I find my job.