Sunday, May 24, 2009
One tough killer interview
"Why [company name] should hire me?"
The interview. Honestly it was the hardest one, for me.
It was supposed to be a presentation followed by Q&A, but I was ordered to just talk without looking at slides. So there I was, standing in front of 4 managers, trying so hard to make an awesome introduction, but miserably failed because I was pushing myself so hard I got so nervous and blur I didn't understand what I was saying and one panel directed me to go out and cool down.
Hahaha. Yeap. That's the truth. No exaggeration.
The worst start of "selling myself" I've ever done in my life! And I was so ashamed of myself, of my worst beginning. *thinking*. At first, rasa malu nak mengaku malu, just shared the feeling with one friend only, but now I think, "Hey I learned something. Why not share it with readers? So together we can learn something from my awful experience."
Ok. After the bad start, I talked talked talked with 150% confidence, grammar hilang entah kemana tetiba, sebut strengths pun pelat sampai dibetulkan managers and not to mention the overused "I believe" phrase. =D
One panel said he's bored listening to me yet he's wide awake, smiled and laughed every time I said something.
Second panel said I was masuk bakul angkat sendiri and we laughed, I brushed it off.
Another panel pretended like he's sleeping and not listening yet he heard me when I mentioned his name.
At a certain point of the interview, he even called me "Haprak" and I replied with a smile and thank you.
All the panels laughed at me, I'm not sure whether it's a good kind of laugh or a bad one, but I laughed together with them.
One tough killer interview, indeed.
In conclusion, it was one hell of an experience. One experience to remember. One experience that motivates me to perform better and much calmer next time. =D
So, what do u think?
What's your interview experience?