June 1st 2016
Today I had an interview for a job that yesterday I knew nothing about. If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll’ve seen that I got a phone call asking me to come in for an interview. The problem was that she forgot to tell me who the job was for or where the interview was. The problem was that I was supposed to receive an email with all the details but for whatever reason it didn’t come through.
I got a phone call at 9am saying that the email must not have sent and was I still okay to come in for 10am? The company were an hour’s drive away. I made it in time, but I was literally the must under-prepared anyone has ever been for an interview. You know how when they ask “So what do you know about our company?” you’re supposed to recite word for word the company’s wikipedia page you’ve spent the week memorising? My answer was “I know the name of the company and the postcode of the building in which we are currently sitting.”
Not really, but you catch my drift. (whatever the hell that idiom means)
So yeah, I blagged it. I am a reasonably proficient bullshitter and I was able to manipulate the conversation enough to paint me in a favourable light, and make it more about me than about them. Because I don’t need to read the wiki on myself (not that there is one – but one day, maybe) , I know myself pretty well. Hopefully I said enough of the right things, and related everything I said to the role. I kinda know what I’m doing in interviews but not really. Like I said, I’m a reasonable bullshitter.
Considering I had a grand total of one waking hour to prepare for the interview, I think it went okay. There’s another stage of interviews after this one is completed, so I’d hope to hear back next week. Other than that, I’ve had promising emails from an agent that is working tirelessly on my behalf looking for jobs that are a bit closer to home. She seems to be making lots of progress so things are hopefully looking up on the job front. (looking up on the ______ front – another one of those idioms that don’t make sense unless you’re a native english speaker)
I dunno. I just want things to get sorted.
Until tomorrow, I’m on my way.