Thursday, September 11, 2008

Interview Update

Just to let everyone know: I feel like the interview went well. But I was very candid with them so I didn't walk away feeling like "Yeah I nailed that" and to be honest, that's not the feeling I wanted anyway. I want to feel like, if this door opens, it's what God wants and there is no doubt that it is His will for me. At the end of the interview, because they had used a script, they asked me some more personal questions. They asked "Why should we choose you over other applicants we have?" I said, after a long pause, "You know, I was thinking about how to answer that question and the 'where do you want to be in 5 years?' question on my way over here and I have to be honest, I'm in a very different position then most of your other applicants. Most people will come in here and they need this job and fortunately, for me, I'm just not in that position. I want to go back to work again and I want to be in a place that is the right fit for me, but more than anything, I just want to like what I do. We've all had those jobs where we wake up in the morning and think 'man what excuse can i use to call in today?' and I just never want to be in that position again. I want to want to come to work. And I want to make a difference in the people lives around me. I feel like you can do that by working your hardest and giving your all and your very best whether you are a doctor saving lives, or a customer service rep making people happy. So why should you choose me? I guess because you're not going to find another person with more customer service experience than me. It's what I do. It's what I've always done and it's what I'm passionate about. And also, because you are not going to find anyone that works harder than me. I believe the quality of a persons character can be measured by the quality of their work so I do my best, no matter what I'm doing."

They seemed receptive. They laughed when I joked and they nodded when they agreed. So we'll see where it goes. I liked the supervisor a lot. He seemed really cool. They said they would call everyone by Friday. So I guess I'll let all 6 (my dad started reading now too) of you know by tomorrow.

1 comment:

stella g. said...

can't wait to hear if you got it!