As I am waiting for the recruiter to call for my 9:00 a.m. phone interview.
Yes! I got an interview! I have to thank Alison at Ask a Manager for her great advice on cover letters. It was my cover letter, which I wrote based on her sample cover letters, that got me the interview. It's not your traditional cover letter, rehashing the resume. Instead, I talked about how I was not the right person for the job they had posted but I would be great reporting to that person. I also talked about using chocolate to motivate people and I directly addressed why I want to return to work after six years of gold digging.
The first thing the guy said when he called to schedule the interview was, "I loved your cover letter! It was delightful."
So anyway. SH was setting up the downstairs house phone/land line, which is usually his business line, with the headset so I could talk and use the computer at the same time. I had to be able to see my notes from six years ago. I can hardly remember what I had for lunch yesterday, so I'm really glad I saved a lot of the documentation from my old job. I'd forgotten a lot of the cool things I did.
SH: What time is he supposed to call?
Me: Nine o'clock.
SH: It's 8:45 now. He should be calling any second. This is Wisconsin.