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Old 01-19-2018, 05:29 PM   #646
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I had an interview today for a 6 month secondment to the customer relations team as a complaints specialist.

Man I hate interviews. This one was at least fairly low stakes because if I don't get it, I'm still doing a job I love.

The worst thing in interviews, are the fucking 'competency based questions'. It doesn't matter how many times you've done this or that, or contributed to the other, when someone asks you to give an example they all vanish from your mind.
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:40 PM   #647
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Sounds like you know the answers, you just get freaked and lose it because of your lack of self confidence.
C'mon, you ain't no dumb cubical mushroom, you're DOCTOR Dana ferchristsakes.
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:07 PM   #648
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Only for a moment. I'm pretty good at dragging out some kind of answer.

One of the company values (a set of directives we're supposed to live and breathe) is 'be yourself, be big hearted'

In the interview I was asked: 'what does that mean to you'?

*blinks*

I think I waffled that one a bit til something popped into my head.

What I am quite good at, I think, is reframing that shit to my own purposes. Ask me about a time I 'collaborated on a project or task' and I chose to focus on something a little less nailed down, like the way we are building our new team, and helping the newbies get to grips with the job.

If I don't have something that exactly matches what they're looking for, I can usually find something that speaks to the same set of skills.
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:27 PM   #649
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Practice your, Hmm, wrinkled brow, maybe fist against the chin, deep thinker pose.
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