First Interview Post Pregnancy 

I’ve been working with some of my best recruiters to help find a job for when William is a few months old. While I’d originally been told that one particular job would be doing an initial phone screen or screen via WebEx, I received a call on Monday that they wanted to see me for a first round interview on Tuesday. So, for the first time in many months, I was scheduled to wear interview clothes. This was also the first time in months that I’d be wearing a non teething necklace as William tends to pull necklaces especially when I’m nursing him.

The interview clothes were brand new. The night before I tried on a few potential outfits, but with the exception of blazers that were now tight due to my expanded chest and a dress which fit well but seemed perhaps a bit too casual to interview in, nothing fit quite like it hand on me prior to my pregnancy. Matt and I had hit half a dozen stores in the mall, before finally finding a great dress and blazer, at different stores. It was funny to see that ruching, a popular crumpled style I was used to on my maternity top sides, was now in style and on several blazers. Though I almost bought a blazer with rushing, I chose one with a more traditional sleeve.

Candy had travelled down from Pleasanton to watch William while I interviewed as the interview was during hours Matt was working. I put several bottles in the fridge for her to give to William, the first all breastmilk, the second half breastmilk and half formula and the last two all formula.

William was so happy to see his Nonnie. He enjoyed one on one time. Candy talked to him and took many photos of him while I was away.

I had left several outfit choices for him in case he required a change. As he did, she selected one – the Welcome to the World going home outfit she had bought for him. The sheets she put up were to help cushion his head from the top of the bassinette.

A short while after I got home from my interview, he was ready for a nap. He enjoyed about two hours of sleep.

This was the very first time I was away from William for several hours after returning home with him from the hospital. The interview went over by twenty minutes and seemed to go well, now I wait to see if I will be selected to participate in the second round to occur possibly as soon as next week.

~ Danielle


45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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