Ok - So I will try to sum this up the best that I can so it is not a huge thread - LOL! I graduated from college with an AA in June 07 as a Non-Traditional Student (means I was NOT right out of HS going to college). I was immediately hired on as an Admin Asst at a different 2 year college in Advising Services. I am continuing on with my BSW (Bachelors in Social Work) while working full time and working the ranch. Back in early May, 2 postions came open in Financial Aid. One was a tech (making 2-3 dollars more an hour) and the other was an Advisor (making DOUBLE what I currently make - and an office! I know Corney - but everyone wants their own office with a window). I only put in for the Advisor position as I met the qualifications and I didn't like the director over there at the time - so it really had to be worth me leaving me "comfy" job to move there. Although I LOVE my job that I have now (everyone is super awesome and I can take classes during work and surf the internet - obviously because I am always posting during the day - :type: ) But I worked Financial Aid for 2 years prior to graduation and I feel bored here and that I went to school for nothing. So I told my boss that I had an interview. He said that they would be stupid not to hire me over there and would back my decision if I did decide to leave for the new position. Then he called me into his office and asked me why I was looking at the other position and I told him the truth. He let me know that if I don't leave, I will be receiving a promotion and a raise. It would not be as much as the job in Financial Aid, but that it would be worth some. So I was excited and I would be receiving more "constructive" projects to include working on the department budget and what not. So either way - I am getting a new title and a pay raise - but I really would like the new position - but shhhhh! LOL! Anyway - I had all but given up on this position as there were over 30 applicants by the priority application due date, and then they left it on the board for another 30 days as they fired the director :leap: and were trying to get things cleaned up. I volunteered to help them 2 weeks ago and they were amazed about what I knew and how fast I caught on to what they showed me. I ended up doing 500 files with only 2 mistakes on thier labels (which I proudly caught myself!). Well Friday I got a call that I made it to the first round of interviews. I have an initial interview on Wednesday at noon. When the new director called me, he said that he was doing the interviews from 12-4 and that they were 20 minute appointments. So with that said - they can only be interviewing 12 for the first round max. However a "little birdie" told me that there were only 7. From there they will select people for final interview and then hire. So I told my co-workers that I was pursuing the position and I was called for an interview. They all freaked out that there is a possibility of me leaving. I told them not to count on it, yet! LOL! So, my current director came back from vacation today and I told him that I had the interview and he said that they would be silly if they didn't snatch me up! What a confidence booster!!!! Then about 2 hours later he called me into his office. I was so scared - he never does!