I went in on Friday for my rescheduled interview with the Executive VP. I had anticipated more of a meet and greet because after interviewing with HR and the IT team, what more could they need to know? Well the interview was intense! He sat at a table across from me and was rapid fire with his questions. And some of them were tough - why did you get into web design, have you applied to other companies, what do you know about Ash, why work for Ash, etc. He set me up a bit too - asking what i thought of the current website. I talked about the things I liked. Without asking what I didn't like, he said "I hate it. That's why we want to hire a web designer and not just someone to update it." Great. He asked me to write up a proposal of sorts - outlining what I would do to the website.
I was supposed to get a login for the website on Friday (you can only see a few pages without it), but I didn't get the login until this morning. So i put together a 3 page proposal in a few hours and sent it off. A little afterwards, I got a call from my Kelly IT services rep that the VP thought I wasn't committed enough to the company and what they do. Don't know why he got that idea. I'm not particularly interested in insurance - but who is? It's not like i'm selling insurance - i'm a web designer!
My rep asked me to write a letter to the VP expressing my interest in the company and the position. I had already sent him a quick thank you with the proposal I wrote, but this was more thorough. I sent it to Kelly IT to read and they liked it - told me to send it at 2:30. Around 1:00, I was told to fill out an application on Ash's website to give them all my info. I did that and told Kelly IT that I would send the letter shortly.
Then I got a call from Kelly IT that sending it was not necessary...they were ready to make an offer! Finally!!
That was at 2:30 and I haven't heard from the HR rep from Ash yet, so it's not 100% official. Thus the sort of comment at the top. For all intents and purposes, I'm employed - I just haven't been given the offer from HR. So woo! But more waiting until tomorrow i suppose. However - I start Monday!