Category Archives: interviews

In which I hold it together …

Once again I managed to survive an interview process. I’ll hear next week. So it’s a waiting game now. Time to ponder. It was an assessment process that will be familiar to lots of us in the public sector. A … Continue reading

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In which there are five weeks left to go …

Another Monday morning comes round and finds me on one of my compulsory leave days contemplating the week ahead. Of course the great excitement is The Interview and I will be getting ready for that. I’m promised a case study … Continue reading

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In which the wheels of the bus go round and round …

The wheels of the bus go round and round. Round and round. Round and round. The wheels on the bus go round and round. All day long … I heard the singing before I saw the singer. It was a … Continue reading

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In which the times get testing …

There comes a moment in many recruitment processes when you are asked to expose your inner self through personality or similar testing. Now I’m not a psychologist, although I once shared student digs with a houseful of psychologists, so I can … Continue reading

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In which I take comfort in small things …

Well I wasn’t sick. Nor did I pour my confidently requested hot drink into my or anyone else’s lap. I didn’t giggle in an uncontrolled manner or hide behind the houseplant in reception. Nor was it necessary to drag me … Continue reading

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In which I take a call or two or three …

While getting my head together for my first interview outing I took a call from the local Business Link. It took me a confused moment or two to remember that I had requested a call back from them as part … Continue reading

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In which there are seven weeks to go …

Seven is a number imbued with special significance. The Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, the Seven Sisters are just a few of my favourite sevens. Oh … there’s rugby sevens too. But the seven I’ve … Continue reading

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