Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Make or break!

Good afternoon / evening!

So, today was the day of my interview with Saga. I set 4 alarms last night all to go off at 9am which included an alarm on my pc. Speakers left on full and "Lights out" by the greatest band on the planet Breaking Benjamin ready to echo through my house. Needless to say... I woke up.

Spent the next hour and a half getting ready. Bath, shave, gel hair, iron clothes & get my phone, iTouch and wallet together. Hopped on the 11:22 train from Ramsgate to Folkestone and was well on my way.

This'll sound a little odd - There are two sides to Folkestone, the city central side and the rest of Folkestone. My assessment last week was in the city central side which for the most part was a nice area... the rest of Folkestone, isnt.

After navigating my way round I stopped off at a Tesco (superstore) ate literally as much as I could and with Saga being literally seconds away from where I was, I didn't have to worry about being late. I arrived at the reception 15 minutes early (interview was scheduled for 2:30) just to show I've got good timekeeping skills.

Carl (the interviewer) came down, greeted me and we then headed upstairs into one of the many offices in the call centre. It started out with the usual questions, "Did you get here okay" & "how are you?" and then the real questions came flooding on. I had solid answers for pretty much everything although a couple caught me off guard. Eg-  "What do you think the difference will be from serving customers over the phone rather than face to face" .... Well in all honesty not a lot other than I cant see them..

My leadership skills were questioned. What kind of leader am I? Am I competitive, ect.

I wont relay off the details but I'll leave you guys to work it out. I've played sports my entire life, American football for 4 and field hockey for 6. Along with a shedload of others throughout high school. I was asked what motivates me. To which I responded "Being told I cant do something, people thinking they're better than me and the sheer burning passion to out do and out play everyone I ever compete against."

All in all, I think the interview went really well & I should find out within the next couple of weeks whether I've got the job or not! :D

72 comments:

  1. good luck hope you get the job!

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  2. Seriously good luck, I have an interview tomorrow :)

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  3. Fingers crossed ;)
    Damn, I have an interview tommorow :c

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  4. Good luck and great answer. I'd hire you no doubt

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  5. good luck i hope you get a call back. would be a very cool job to have

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  6. Glad the interview went well, make sure you let us know what the outcome is

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  7. Dude I hope you made sure you woke up.

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  8. Ive just lost a job, so back in interview buisness soon lol :) wish u all the luck mate

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  9. good luck dude, the job is yours

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  11. Good luck man! I hope you get the job :)

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  12. lmao th firs paragraph made me lol allover my self XD

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  13. Sounds like you're set! Good luck friend!

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  14. I never have luck getting up in the morning. I try so hard.

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  15. good luck! I hope you get the job! :)

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  16. Sounds like you nailed the interview, so congratulations.

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  17. good luck! :) glad to see you set 4 alarms!! let us know how it went!

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  18. very funny... I hope you get the job.... let us know

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  19. Been trying to find a job for months... Good luck, man!

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  20. Good luck mate! I hope you make it...

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  21. nice, good luck! :) following..

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  22. please keep us posted on if you get the job, we are rootin for ya

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  23. good luck man, didnt know sega still made games lol

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  24. It's very frustrating going to an interview.

    You have to prepare yourself and commute all the way there, with no guarantee of even getting what you want.

    Good luck, I hope you get the job.

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  25. I never feel good during interviews. No matter how much I prepare. Sounds like you're in a good place though.

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  26. hope you get it man, sounded like you were a sure bet though =]

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  27. Really hope you get the job, interviews stress me out

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  28. Sounds like you have all the luck you need! But have some more, good luck!

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  29. Haha good luck, and nice post. Following!

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  30. by your account, it seems like you got this one in the bag, nice job.

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  31. Sounds good bro, hopefully you'll get it.

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  32. Good luck with the job, keep us posted.

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  33. Good luck, hope you get it, it's very hard for young people to find work today. Godspeed.

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  34. Hope you get the job, good luck (:

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  35. good job dude

    following and supporting

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  36. Good luck man hope you get the job. Very good read haha!

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  37. good luck to you ( i'm fallowing you )

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  38. thats cool man, i turned down an interview for a big company due to my laziness :(

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  39. Best of luck to you, sir. The job market seems to be stupidly competitive these days, although I already have a job I'm looking to relocate from the South of England to the midlands and although I consider myself to be pretty experienced and qualified I can't seem to get my foot in the door anywhere.

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  40. Good Luck man, hope you get that job :)

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  41. I'm an interview master man! I do interviews while I'm still employed just to keep up....

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  42. Good luck dude, I hope you got the job.

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  43. Best of luck to you, mate. I hope you got the job. I love popping into Tescos for a snack. Shame I'm not in the UK anymore.

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  44. Did you show him your iTouch? You'd be sure to get the job with that baby! Best of luck, you deserve it!

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  45. Best of luck to you! I'm sure you were plenty prepared, so no worries! Keep us updated!

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  46. Good luck man! Sounds like you could hit it big time!

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  47. Hope the job comes through for you. Keep us posted!

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  48. Hope it works out for you with the job and stuff!

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  49. Face to face interviews are so fucking phoney. They make a decision within the first 5 seconds, and the rest is just a tease

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  50. Good luck, and hope it works out.

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  51. hope it works out for you, good luck

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  52. You'll get the job for sure! Good luck man.

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  53. It's always a rush when you do an interview, it's like having an exam.

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