I say all this because today I got to experience the interview process from the other side of the table. We interviewed two candidates for positions with our team. It was quite the experience to be the interviewer rather than the interviewee (is that even a word?). I felt kinda like an impostor. Who am I to determine if this person is a good fit when I haven't even received my first paycheck yet?
Despite my insecurity about my lack of experience and decision-making powers, I enjoyed being a part of the interviews. My interviews were recent enough that it still feels like yesterday when I was the one sweating it out and giggling nervously. I felt some sympathy for the candidates, but at the same time, I think I may have been a little harder on them than others.
Today was just another reminder of my change of roles. I'm no longer a student or a job seeker. I'm a professional...ha! Okay, that might be a stretch. But I am employed, have a PA-C after my name, and as of Monday have a full license to practice in the state. Still getting used to this growing up thing. I think getting my first paycheck tomorrow will make the transition that much better :o)