Friday 15 August 2008

The Interview dossier

The suit looks good, or so I have been told by good meaning friends and family. I felt a bit bizarre though, like I was in someone else's skin, especially in the heels! Although most people would not even describe my shoes as heels...but for me that is exactly what they were...Jess and Kirstin took pictures...shall I upload one...hmmmm.
I left home at 10:00 -I knew it would be a longer than usual walk in the new footwear and it was! Worst of all as I started crossing the Dundrum bridge I saw the luas lights in the distance and knew that IF I ran I would make it...in my runners! I decided to give it a go anyway and so a suit clad figure was seen running in a very funny fashion across the bridge at around 10h20 this morning...and I am proud to say I did not trip, did not twist my ankle, did not lose a shoe AND managed to get on the luas - things were certainly going my way!
The interview went well...I think. I found it difficult to answer some of the questions because I had not found myself in some of the situations they asked about but I did my best. The role play....I was given 10 minutes to study a case scenario and then i was to have a call with furious customer - so...we start and i begin by apologising and all that and then ask what the query is....I got told that he had applied for finance which was approved on the 2nd and today was the 8th and the money was still not in his account...I asked him a couple of security questions looked up his account and lookie lookie...I told him his money had been deposited and was available..it was kinda funny and luckily they had a sense of humour about it, I did offer to continue with the call and change my answer but they saw the funny side of it and my "customer" was so flabbergasted he did not know where to go from there! So...not sure if i blew it or made it but only time will tell I guess, if anything I gained a lot of interview experience, the company seems great and the guys who interviewed me were friendly and interesting so all in all it was a good day out! They were chatting to me afterwards and asked if it was all that bad...I told them the worst part of the day had been walking to the luas in a pair of heels...walking back was WORSE and my new tights got a good testing on their ladder resistance because when I was on a nice quiet road, around the corner from home I carried the shoes and happily walked the rest of the way home barefoot and pain free.

4 comments:

Lizle said...

I've been logging on intermitently looking for the post-interview news, so glad to have found it! Interview post-mortems are hard-to-tell, to say the least. I was in the running for this position as well as another one and the agency must have told them 'cos in the follow-up interview I got the "so why do you prefer us to the other company?" question ... this took be by TOTAL surprsie and as I didn't know enough about the company I couldn't say things like "you're market leaders", or "you're progressive in your field", etc, so I just said "I got a nice feeling in the first interview and I like you" - have you ever?! But it worked!

Natalie said...

LOL Flattery will get you EVERYWHERE!!!! Thanks for keeping an eye on me, good to know, I feel loved!!! Yep...there are still other interviewees next week so it is now a wait and see..hoping to get a bit of feedback from the agency today but who knows!

Melanie said...

would love to see the pics of you in your suit!! And will hold thumbs for you.

Natalie said...

Thanks Mel...unfortunately they all came out blurry so I deleted them! Of course I have since discovered that I get to wear it again, so a new photo opportunity has presented itself, we will see...