Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Yesterday, I sent an email to my recruiter, James, to let him know that I had heard about my medical and legal clearances.  This was his response:
Wow!  You are very, very close to finding out, then!  Keep me posted!  I’m probably as excited to find out as you are!

Very, very close... A little cryptic perhaps? I didn't get a letter in the mail yesterday about my medical clearance, despite stalking the mail carrier.  I'm hoping it will come today. 

I checked my application status this morning and the legal holds have been removed, which is awesome! I also received an email from Jill in the Placement Office:


I hope this email finds you well.  I'm writing to you from the Peace Corps Placement Office in Washington, DC.  We are busy reviewing and evaluating your Peace Corps application to be sure that everything looks good for you to be considered for service.  I have reviewed your file and identified an item that needs follow-up before I can pass your application along to your Placement and Assessment Specialist for further review.

Please send me an updated resume that includes the details of all volunteer or professional experiences you have gained since you first applied for Peace Corps.  If you do not have any new experience to report, please let me know in a response to this email.  For all work and volunteer experiences included on your resume, please state:

  • The name of the organization you worked with
  • Your activities/duties
  • Which months you worked there
  • Number of hours per week

Thank you, and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.



I emailed her my updated resume with my volunteer experience at AIDS Care and the trainings offered by the NYSDOH AIDS Institute at the Center for Health and Behavioral Training in Rochester, REACH-CNY in Syracuse, and the Buffalo American Red Cross.  

This was the response I received:

Thank you for sending in your updated resume. I will add it to your file and pass your file along to your Placement Specialist to complete the final suitability review and assessment of your application materials.  I work in the Placement Office, but I anticipate you will hear from your Placement Specialist sometime in the next month or so.  Once this final review has been completed, you may be contacted by your Placement Specialist with some follow up questions.  If your Placement Specialist then qualifies your for service, you will potentially be issued an invitation.
There is nothing else we need from you at this time. We appreciate your patience during this process.

Another month (or so) of waiting? I don't know if I can handle it!

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