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