I had the appointment at the agency today. (my putting it like almost makes me sound like a spy doesn't it?) I had a bit of a struggle trying to fill in what kind of work I wanted whether temporary/full time or full time or part time. I have a whole different mind set than I did a year ago. Then I wanted a full-time permanent job and was hoping the one I had would lead to it. Well - now I'm not so sure what I want. The ideal job now I think would be a medium to long-time, part time position. And it doesn't matter as much if I get full-time. A year ago money was pretty important (and I was making good money!) Now - it's not so important. I mean - I'm human - it still is but what is more important is knowing I'm making a contribution. That and talking to people on a regular basis.
After I called this morning and they asked if I could come in for an interview this afternoon, I made some phone calls to see if it was alright with the people I had in mind for references were amiable to giving them. One of the people I called was my former supervisor. It was a good call. She said she had been wanting to talk to me to see how I was doing but was almost afraid I didn't want to hear from any of them given the way things fell out. I assured her it wasn't the case at all. I've been very pragmatic about the whole thing and knew all along that if it was up to her they would have kept me on. Goodness knows I'm chock full of insecurities about so many things, but if I'm doing a good job, knowing that I am isn't one of them. She asked if I would want to go out with her and a couple of other people for lunch some time and I told her I would love to.
So - with references and resume in tow, I went for the interview. It turns out the councilor I was talking to already had a job in mind. And guess what? It's in the non-profit segment. I think that would be right up my alley! She will be submitting my resume and hopefully I'll here either tomorrow or the beginning of next week!
So - I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well and they decide that I'm the person for the job!