While studying to become part of the creative industry employers can potentially hire my growing skills and employ me in a professional position. Which then can assist me in not only growing my portfolio and work experience but integrate me into a network of creative professionals leading me to other jobs and projects. Yet before beginning that I will have to learn how to perform during an Interview and how to distinguish myself as a different and more qualified candidate for my desired position.
To first learn I must evaluate my recent interview experiences and see what I can improve on to further succeed in making myself stand out from the crowd.
My most recent interview was that of a call centre dealing with inbound and outbound calls about international phone services.
Upon arriving I was seated in an office left to my thoughts as I waited for the interviewer. Once she had arrived we casually yet professionally introduced ourselves. She then asked me what I knew of the company before doing a rundown of the company and how it was founded to how it works. From there we discussed my abilities and what skills I have which would assist me if I were to work in this position. Ending the questions, I then proceeded to view and observe an employee at work. Unfortunately, I could only listen and not participate in asking questions and seeking more information, causing my motivation to slip noticeably. I soon had a chance to ask questions yet with myself not having much to ask as the questions had already passed my mind I didn’t ask much. I then said my goodbyes and thank you’s and left, later receiving a phone call that I had not been successful.
Seeing how the interview went with the outcome I have learnt that I must first do further research in the company before entering an interview. This would show the employer that I was keen to enter the company and that I am already showing that I am part of the company. The next thing I should work on is keeping motivation and showing that I will be comfortable in working in this environment and can continue to work in it with a smile on my face. In addition, I should work on holding many questions to asking them as soon as I can which will show the employer that I am keen to know more and see more of what the company is and that I am ready to be a part of the company and take on a roll as it was my own to learn in.
Although I haven’t had many interviews, by breaking down my mistakes I can learn and progress in future interviews and demonstrate myself as a progressive candidate which will be the perfect person for the desired roll which could potentially take on higher ones in the future.