Saturday, April 02, 2011
I had my big interview on Thursday. It ended up being actually 2 interviews for the price of 1. I had a technical interview first, followed by a regular one.
The technical interview consisted of me sitting in front of a Windows 7 computer, and my interview/interrogator had a monitor showing him what I was doing. I had to answer questions, showing him on the computer, things about Microsoft Windows 7. These things included how to tell how much RAM the computer has, how to ping and what ping is for, how to use databases (which I know nothing about and he was forgiving of), etc. It came down to me being good at about 70-80% of it. I didn't know some of it because I had forgotten, and some because it was an unfamiliar operating system. I have XP on this computer at home. I have never used Windows 7.
We got through that. Then I met with the HR rep who gave me my regular interview.
She asked about various training things, like the training cycle and my job background. I didn't expect what she was asking for a first interview, however I was okay with what she asked. I could think of examples easily and fluently, which is what I think they're after when interviewing for a trainer.
Well, I looked great thanks to the new suit and Spanx! Spanx really smooths it out. I wore my 12s with confidence, looking good in my size 12 despite feeling terrible that I've gone from a 2 to a 12 in about 3 years. It has been past time to correct that. I see my weight going up and up! SP is helping with that trend. I can make it go down now.
I have a good feeling that I'll get a second interview. My husband does too. I even had a dream that they didn't give a second interview and just hired me! I hope that happens! I'd be thrilled!!!
I think they'll bring me in again though. I have no idea what they'd ask. I'd be unprepared. I think though that as long as I have a careful and good grasp of their company and my work history/accomplishments that I can always answer interview questions. Don't interviews always come down to those things?
I've heard of companies asking "why are manhole covers round?" and other asinine questions, just to see the applicant's reactions and thought process. I don't expect that from them. Manhole covers, btw, are round so they don't fall into the manhole! LOL! It makes sense, but I never considered it until I looked up the answer.
I'm going to do some Internet research to see if I can find out what their second interviews entail.