Just a quick post to let you know how it went! Basically, I think I got the job. I say I think, because the professor told me to go home and think about it and then email him if I was still interested. So there was no: You got the job affirmation... but well, yeah, I'm interested, so I guess that means I got it... right?
*EDIT: Not sure if my explanation was clear, but just to precise... from the way the professor talked and how I understood it is the job is mine if I want it... and I do :) I just need to confirm with him... I think :P
This morning, I woke up and we had thunderstorms and it was really bad. I've driven in the rain, but I don't think ever when it thundered. Anyway, I could see the sky changing color from gray to pink-purplish when there was thunder. I was quite nervous this morning... I didn't know what to expect and after talking with my friend, I gave up on reading articles to prepare myself.
I got to the interview early, so my friend gave me a tour and quick explanation. Then it was time to meet the professor. Basically, here are the following questions he asked: where are you working presently and what are you doing? why are you leaving? what do you like of your present work? what was your master project? when could I start? Then, he went on explaining what were the projects in his lab and what he was looking for.
I think this job is really good and fits the criteria I had. Yes, my salary will decrease and significantly. However, the working place will be closer, the job more stable and interesting.
So now, I have to send him an email telling I'm interested (either Monday or Tuesday), ask my references to write an email recommending me (although being referred by my friend seems to be enough :P), give my two weeks notice. I'll be starting mid-August... so if everything goes well, I should have 2 weeks vacation. Yay me :)
That's it, you guys know everything about the interview :) I'd like to thank everyone for their support. It was great and truly appreciated!!!