Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Are multiple interviews normal?

Last week I received a phone call from yet another placement agency. Now I only say that because I have talked to probably five in the last 4 months. I would just love to get somewhere with my search already.

At first I turned down the position that was offered, temp to perm means no health insurance for me while I'm on a temp basis and I really wanted a direct placement. Ten minutes later I called the recruiter back to get more details. Closer to home than my current company, complete plus - savings on gas, shorter commute, all major pluses.

The clincher was the salary, even as a temp I would be making more than what I currently make as a full time, permanent employee at the company I work for now. I gave in and set up the interview, while trying to make sure I was home before my daughter need to leave for soccer practice.

Yesterday afternoon I met three people, HR, Director of Sales and Senior VP of Sales. Wow! That's a lot of people to interview with. Turns out I'd be supporting two of them, so it makes sense that I met them all.

It went great, at least I felt it went well. First thing this morning (9:15am) I got a phone call from the recruiter. It gave her enough time to come in, call the HR Manager and then call me.

Talk about fast.

I had to wait it out until about 11:00 am because I was in a meeting. When I was able to finally call back, it was all good news. They were all impressed with me now I have to survive a second interview.

This is a first for me, I've never had more than one interview. Is this a normal occurrence for most companies? For a temp to perm position?

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