Thursday, 3 March 2011

Time to step it up.

Good morning / afternoon / evening, depending on when you read this.

Today, I have my interview - well actually its in just over 2 hours. Im feeling pretty good about it, a lot better than I did when facing Saga due to the fact this is something I have experience in (to a certain extent).

I've used MS office for years now, and upgraded as the new versions have been released, I'm a bit of a grammar Nazi when it comes to reading my own writing and spelling/punctuation in this job is CRITICAL because its all to do with updating peoples information, company information etc. I'm qualified as far as GCSE's go with this job (sports A-Levels aren't quite necessary).

But, away from the technical side of things. A little more confidence arose after I realized something. I fit everything required by this job: Computer literate, work to deadlines, able to work on own initiative, good numeracy & literacy skills (I've got GCSE grade C's for both as well as key skills in both subjects; also equivalent to C's). A good eye for detail, good typing skills & speed as well as experience in the customer service sector if need be. 

When I was contacted and asked if I was available for interview, they immediately gave me control of the time and date of the interview. How many of you have or know someone thats been given that kind of freedom? I've had a fair few interviews and every single one has been "this is your time slot unless you can make it". 

On top of all that right after they called me for the interview and confirmed it, the job advert was removed from website. Now, I'm not sure if its just me getting pumped up and my confidence levels going through the roof or if this is one of those "you're hired, we just want to know a little more about you" situations but those events are pretty encouraging.

I'll check in again later with how I felt it went and if any progress has been made.

22 comments:

  1. You gotta feel good about how it's looking. But now all the pressure seems to be on not blowing it. Not to jinx or anything.

    ReplyDelete
  2. great post, thanks for sharing and good luck.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hope you do well in your interview.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Good luck. Sounds like you're well qualified.

    ReplyDelete
  5. If you don't get hired, remind me to shake my head disapprovingly at God for his horrible sense of humor.

    ReplyDelete
  6. good luck man. sounds like you are gonna get it

    ReplyDelete
  7. give it your all and show them how awesome you are and you will get it.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Most times I've been given interviews they let you pick the time. But if they're interviewing a lot of people, they usually won't do it. It looks like you don't have a lot of competition.

    ReplyDelete
  9. That's cool; I hope it really works out well!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sounds a bit weird, they have not met you yet ? You could be lucky.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sound very promising! Good luck, and let us know how it goes!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Best of luck, mate. Hope you get the job.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Good luck bro! Positive thinking all the wya

    ReplyDelete