4 Minutes…


FOUR MINUTES… that’s how long my 30 minute placement interview took this morning. Regardless, it actually went really well!

She explained that the call was to review portions of my application that she had questions about and that she really only had one for me. [yes!]  It was all because my dad wanted me to put my preferences for Africa/French in my application, since that’s where I wanted to go, but I didn’t want to hurt my chances of getting placed, so I didn’t put any preference.  I mentioned this to my recruiter thinking it would show my dedication.  Fast forward a year – my PO now wanted to know how my family felt about me leaving and my nomination.  I explained the conversation my dad and I had and she kinda laughed and was like “and then you got nominated for it!” [my sentiments exactly]   Then she went on and explained that they have ‘halted’ sending out any new invites because they still needed to place everyone from C/SA region that was recently closed.  She anticipated that she’d be able to send my invite in a month and that I was on the top of the list for a June invite! Score!

And so now we wait. Again.  🙂


9 responses »

  1. That was today?? I have been waiting to hear back for a month now. I had my finally interview a little over a month ago and I was told I’d be finding out this week. I was nominated for C/SA. Ahhh reading this is making me feel I didn’t get in if it’s already closed and I haven’t heard back =(

    • No, that was yesterday. Have you contacted your PO? Mine said she anticipated it being a month before they’d start to issue new invites. They “closed” C/SA as in pulled people out (and I assume reassigned them) and reassigned C/SA invitees, who hadn’t left yet, to other places (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/22/world/americas/peace-corps-cuts-back-in-honduras-guatemala-and-el-salvador.html). I’m sure you’re in the pile like I am and they just need to place those people first. Let me know if you hear anything!

      • I just got the call from my PO. I GOT IN!!! He explained to me what the issue was so it made much more sense. Thanks for replying!! Good luck to you in your adventures. Keep me posted about your next steps! I am so excited!!!

      • WOOHOO!! Congratulations!! Is your invite in the mail?? What region are you going to?? What did he say??

      • Well I was initially nominated for C/SA. Was supposed to be leaving between April and June. But since all these assignments have to be reassigned Im not sure where my assignment is now. I will be finding out in about a month exactly when and where I am going! How about you???

      • Oh got it! So you didn’t get an official invite yet? I pretty much heard the same thing, about a month and then I’ll hear. I am nominated for SSA Business Advising with strong french skills preferred. Let me know if you hear anything else!!

  2. Congrats! I’ve been reading. I can’t wait to get to that point in the application process. I’m officially at the restless applicant syndrome state… Tell me there’s a light at the end of this tunnel 🙂

      • I’m still waiting for medical clearance. I was really careful about putting all my paper work together but apparently, it wasn’t flawless. So, they needed more information which is drawing the process out. I know it’ll all be worth it, but sometimes you just need to hear it from someone else, right? ha. Thanks! And please post when you know where you’ll be shipping off to (I’m sure you will)! Congratulations agains.

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