I wrote this article as I tried to recover from the terrible interview that I have had early last week.
As I drove 50 minutes to my fourth ever interview, I felt quite relaxed. I’m quite a nervous person but this was not a job that I needed, so I thought to myself ‘whatever happens, happens’.
I rock up to the interview 35 minutes early as I agreed to have a tour beforehand. The tour went great! I asked lots of questions, looked interested and just bonded nicely with the interviewer. Then the horror began. I waited outside the interview room, watching as three old ladies walked into the room, all holding notepads and a cups of tea. My heart sank as I realised that I was going to be interviewed by three old, fiery Welsh ladies. I walked into the room and the nerves started to kick in. I sat down and I was offered water, I said no, but she gave it to me anyway. Then the questions started. I was asked eight very specific questions, all very similar but yet all needed me to answer very differently. As I struggled to answer most of the questions, I was just praying to the heavens that the floor would open up and swallow me whole as the 20 minutes I was in there felt like 20 hours.
It has to be the worst interview I have ever had. I was physically and mentally unable to answer all questions and when I did, it was all bobba coming out of my mouth. I’m just lucky that the job I was interviewed for is not one that I really want; both the pay and the hours aren’t the best and it’s 45 minutes away from my house!
I really recommend not doing what I did and actually be prepared for all interviews, even if you think you will be able to blag your way through it. The embarrassment is real and lasts for a few days after. Overall, it was an experience I’ll sadly never forget and it really has taught me a lesson.
Have you had any terrible interviews that you will never forget? Or have you had some amazing interviews that went so much better than you expected? Comment below!