As I mentioned on Monday, I felt that the interview that morning went well. One of the people there is someone I knew from a prior job, but he'd never been in a position to interview me, so I was interested in his feedback, as well as hearing what the others guys there said when they discussed me after I left.
The short version is, they all agreed that I was "very impressive." Well, that helped my ego! :) I also heard from a mutual friend today that he had heard from the aforementioned interviewer/colleague who said his colleagues thought I was very relaxed and obviously professional during the interview.
Aside from helping my swelled head not fit through the door anymore, this feedback makes me more comfortable. If they liked me, others will.
Speaking of others liking me, the job I really want--for which I will be going into "round four" next week--has an added wrinkle. The big boss at corporate HR wants to talk to me tomorrow by phone, before I go meet the executive management of the hospital (meetings that will take place in two parts, on Monday and Tuesday). I'm still trying not to get my hopes too high, but it sounds like a good sign. Perhaps he will tell me that he's sending a few different candidates in next week to see who is liked the most, but I think it's also possible that I'm his guy and he wants to prep me for the meetings.
I know, I know. I'm really getting ahead of myself, but it's hard to avoid. I really hope I'm in the lead. That would be wonderful. Now, I just hope next week's people like me, too! In the meantime... Note to self: Relax, Jess. There may be several finalists, and you may not get the job.