Wednesday, 28 April 2010

An Interview At Last!

I finally got an interview yesterday, yay me! Took about 18 months mind you, I have had other interviews of course but they were all with agencies and that doesn't really count in the same way I don't think.

I have to say I had checked out the company beforehand and didn't really seem to keen on them based on their website (very industrial etc) but after not working for 18 months I can't be picky so I popped my CV in the post anyway and heard back fairly quickly.

The interview was surprisingly ok, normally I get terrified about these things. I'm pretty sure the reason for this is that I wasn't that keen on the company so wasn't too worried about the outcome. So there's a tip everyone, if you don't want to get nervous about an interview then apply to places you are not keen on!

The interview itself was quite a long, hammering one, lots of 'give me an example of when' questions and few role play scenarios (in a non rude way of course). And actually I came out of the place feeling a little bit more warm and fuzzy about it, which is a good thing in case I do get the job.

Overall and excellent introduction back into the world of interviewing. Let's see where it leads!

34 comments:

  1. Well done! Interviews can be daunting. Good luck!

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  2. I'm in the same position as you! Been on the hunt for 9 months now. I had post-grad job hunting! Check out my blog at

    www.riot-of-the-mind.blogspot.com

    Thanks! Ps. Following you :P

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  11. So what happened finally with that interview ? you didn't told us outcome , all the best though :)

    Javin
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