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.