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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Job Interview Tomorrow

I graduated from college in December with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. I was a non traditional student, as I graduated when I was 35. I'm still 35 but not for long, lol.

I have an interview with a Family Preservation agency tomorrow. I'm unsure of the position I will be interviewing for because when they called last week I was so excited to finally be getting an interview that I forgot to ask!! I had sent them my resume a few months ago and just now heard from them.

I'm asking for prayers (if you pray) and positive thoughts. My interview is at 10 tomorrow morning. I really hope I get this job because I really need a job in my field. I've been in insurance for 14 years and I just don't want to do this anymore. I want to make a difference in people's lives and i simply can't do that where I work now.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 10:53 AM
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Good luck! And kudos for graduating as an adult, I know how frustrating university can be if you're older. (I graduated from a BA in linguistics this year - at 27, but chose to go for a Masters).

Good luck! You deserve it!
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Jacq! I had planned on going back for my Masters in Social Work but the amount of student loan debt I have is staggering. I can't imagine adding more debt to the exorbitant amount I already owe. Not to mention, at my age, by the time I go back, if I do, I would graduate till I was like mid forties, lol.

Good for you for going on to get your masters!
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Thank you! Depending on your program and how willing you are to move around, you may not have to take on more debt. Some schools will fund Masters students. I'm not really sure how it works in the U.S., but here, student loans don't accrue interest or become payable while you're enrolled in classes.

The MA offer I received included a $10k/semester salary for the two years with some Teaching/Research Assistantships, plus the opportunity for paid summer employment. I received another offer (for an MSc) that was $6k/semester that didn't have any teaching or tutoring requirements, but I turned it down because Edmonton is yucky. I'll be able to pay down a portion of my loans while I attend school, so I'll have a lower monthly payment later. Win-win!

I'm really excited for your job offer, and a lot of times practical experience is worth more than education. Just don't completely discount an MA because of costs, since there's sometimes ways around those

I hear you about the time, thing, though. It's rough being an old person in academia. But I realized I didn't want to be anywhere else for the moment so I'm just rolling with it.
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Here's a good "weakness" answer for when they ask you those pesky "name three strengths and three weaknesses" questions:

"I have a hard time saying 'no.' I want to be able to help everyone, and sometimes I get a little overwhelmed. But I'm working on it."

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Good luck to you on the interview! I hope that it goes well.


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Sending positive thoughts, and prayers that everything goes well!!!! Good luck!!
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