rose45 Posted September 4, 2011 Share Posted September 4, 2011 I don't really have anyone right now to talk to about this..everyone is busy with their own schedules etc i really want the I job interviewed for last week..i like the location, the people, the organization itself. I prepared all week and almost all night for that interview. I know its very hard to tell..i had an interview a few months ago..and i thought i did really well or atleast pretty good..didnt stumble on my words and was happy..they said they may need me to come back..never heard from them AGAIN...they didnt even let me know they filled the position. I had to test for this position last week..i did really well on one and knew not so great on the other for some reason. They asked how i think i did and i was honest and said what i think i did really well on so and so. They said its good you know your strengths and weaknesses and they said you did do really well on it. They asked if i know basically how to use the other and i said yes, i use it at work for this and this. They asked about what i do at my job..and i answered and was prepared..at the end though i wanted to do add one last thing but sort of forgot what i wanted to say so started stammering and trailing off saying "and i.." "and i" and i said all sorts of administrative tasks..so points probably taken off for that. I explained why i would want to work there and mentioned the mission of the company. They asked how i got the job i have now and i said it was through a recruiter. They also asked again how did i find out this role and i said what i said during the phone interview--how i was going through sites. During the face to face interview i said the same how i was looking through sites but added how a friend sent me this role. And mentioned the name and where they work b/c its a related type of field in some sense and to give a reason why the friend was sending it to me. I explained how my current position prepared me for this role and i am ready to take the next step where i can continue to contribute as much as i can etc. They asked to name 3 qualities i have..i said i am an dedicated, active listener, and take iniative. They asked how much notice would i need to give, what salary i am making (which they asked over the phone interview and i said negotiable then)..i felt stuck at that point b/c she wanted to know it seemed..so i said my salary but worried they wouldn't be able to pay that..i added how i said its negotiable and how its more the role and level of responsibility that is more my priority. It may have sounded weak or desperate..but truth is i probably would take a lower salary to work there..i think i would just be happier in every way. I just hope they consider me even if its not in their budget and still approach me with the role. When talking about duties they used the word "you" alot..you would be doing this and we need someone who does that..is using "you" a good sign? i know some interviews they just kept saying we need someone who can do this or that. I asked when do they think they would be making their final decision and they said they really need someone soon so probably by next week they will make a decision..they mentioned they have a few more candidates coming in. They mentioned they want me to meet the director..they called to see if they were available. So us 3 sat in a meeting room. I stood up when they came in and shook their hand. They asked why this place and i said my reasoning and stated the mission of the firm basically word for word showing i really looked on the site. Some of the talk seemed casual but maybe that was just their personality.. They asked why this type of position and i said i think its a very important role to any organization. Some of the casual talk was me mentioning how i like the area here and the neighborhood and i also said it didn't take me long to get here at all..20 minutes..sort of to imply i wouldn't have this long commute or excuses for not coming to work..the main interviewer mentioned how my other commute must have been an hour and i said it didn't take that long but its just very crowded etc..is that bad i disagreed with her? or its good i expressed my opinion? Also another thing..when introducing me to the director--they said i work at a so and so firm which wasn't really correct so i said its a (type of place) firm in a nice tone and they said oh im sorry and i said no its ok in a nice tone..i didn't want to be mean correcting but i wanted the director to have the correct info and the other person as well. They were saying how they need little things done as well and i said i think doing little things and more complex tasks are all equally important and they both matter etc. I mentioned the class i would be taking is on the weekend so it wouldn't interfere with work. When the director was talking though they were saying the word you in explaining my duties but then they stopped themselves saying well i shouldn't use the word "you" bad sign? I continued look at them smiling, nodding. Also another thing--they asked about the size of my current place and i felt like i messed up the word mid sized so i said excuse me and repeated the word and i also mentioned how there is a little turnover rate so its hard to get involved in other areas. I did not want to imply i want people to leave though or thats a bad thing. Just wanted to make it known im interested in contributing. They then said well that is a positive thing, says something about the place and i agreed and said yes, definitely..and they said they have a low turnover rate too etc. But with the duties involved..it seems i would be involved in alot of different things. I mentioned how i take pride in all the work i do even if its a small thing b/c its still important. When leaving, the main interviewer said they would give me their card when walking out. I shook the directors hand..when walking out of the office i saw them at their desk and said have a good day. The interviewer gave me their card and i said it was a pleasure meeting you (good?) while shaking their hand..they said they may need me to come back and i said that's great, i am available next week b/c it was already thursday. They said what about tomorrow and i was suprised and i said tomorrow is fine too..they said they will keep me posted. I didn't hear anything yet...and i sort of figured i wouldn't hear from them that day to come back the next..just a gut feeling since it was close to a long weekend for everyone etc. I looked up the other person's email and sent them both thank you letters. I guess i basically have to hope they don't decide to choose someone who does great on both tests, did fantastic in the interview as well etc and possibly more experience..i dont have really have experience in this role. Link to comment
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