Today was, in my mind, the first real Peace Corps step. Rather than some electronic form and application that I had to fill out, today’s step was much more physical and concrete. Today was the day of my Peace Corps interview.
The interview is well known and is expected to be both lengthy and involved since it is this process that the recruiter and the organization learns about you both mentally and personally. Anyone can look good on an application, but it is harder (but not impossible) to fake an interview.
It is also at this point when you get an opportunity to ask questions and hear advice from a former volunteer (i.e. the interviewer). While I didn’t have too many questions considering my rather extensive background reading, it was still helpful. Ultimately my interview went well; and after an hour and a half, I walked out feeling confident with moving forward.