This weekend, while we made our city rankings, I was looking at all of their library websites looking for job openings. Absolutely nothing, but that doesn't get me down. When you're looking for such a specific job in a limited field, it would be too good to always find something. I've saved a few month's salary, so I'm not too worried (naive much?) but today I looked at one of the libraries and a very good position is open! Not so good that I'm not qualified for it (who's a librarian? Not this guy) but good in that it sounds like awesome fun/hard work and pays well.
Too bad I have never even been to that state. The application/cover letter is due at the end of March, so what is the hurt in going ahead and having that ready? I would, of course, discuss this with my colleague, but if he doesn't get a job there, I will not be far enough along in the process to burn a bridge. So a gal from Arkansas had to pull her application? No one will even blink. Do I want this job? I'll have to do a little more research on their library and the goals of the job, but I think so. I would very much like to get back into the public library setting, and I think after my current job, I'm bringing some more mature assets*.
This is a situation where I must be careful to give J the attention and support he needs while going through this insanely nerve-wracking interview process, but also remember to keep myself in the picture. There's such a small chance of this hair-brained scheme working out, but when an opportunity like this jumps up, how can you not try? If he got an awesome job he liked, and I got an awesome job I'd be good at, then I guess "Confessions of a Trailing Spouse" could retire itself. I think I would rename it "Jumbo Jibbles World of Proposterous Proportions". Or something.
So, he is currently scheduling a small phone interview with Google, which could lead to a more intensive phone interview with a test of his computery skills. I haven't seen him since he got the email, but I imagine he's more nervous than I've ever seen him**.
So, thanks to Ask a Manager (I've been a reader for five years now..) and a good friend who got herself a good job, I will start writing a cover letter and reading the library's website in and out. I may have a snowball's chance of getting this, but I'm gonna go at it like it's a sure thing.
*That's making me giggle.
**I'm pretty sure on our wedding day he was mainly hungry.