Phone interviews

Let me tell you this without freaking myself out. Phone interviews are a pain in the ermm… buns? (I’ll figure out a slightly more appropriate word for it later)

I mean, how do you ace this thing? One minute you’re I don’t know, eating yogurt? And the next moment you have a phone call for oh i don’t know, A JOB INTERVIEW! Okay, okay. Stop panicking. *inhales* *exhales* *inhales* *exhales* *inhales into a bag* *exhales into the bag*

Haaaaaahhhhhh…. That’s much better. I had a phone interview today and said the weirdest thing. I can’t believe I said ‘It’s such an honor to hear from you as I browsed the company’s background and the future looks great!’

Who says that to their future employer?! Or ex-future employer.

And this is not the first time I said something ridiculous on the phone to people who could possibly save me from unemployment. I remember a couple of weeks ago someone called me and I said ‘It’s surprising that you’re still working at this hour *pity laugh*. (silence). Okay bye, thanks for calling me. I shall just go and beat myself with a pillow now.

Urgh. Seriously, I need to work this out. Okay. Let’s break it down:

Step 1: Draft a speech and learn it by heart. Read it every morning. Like a mantra.

Step 2: Never eat yogurt or anything for that matter during office hours just in case they’ll call you during that time.

Step 3: Never EVER say ‘the future looks great’. To anybody.

Step 4: Take a breather before saying anything stupid. Okay, before saying anything.

Step 5: Just be yourself and if they like you, they like you. Well, if they don’t it’s their loss and the
            future will be great! I should stop at ‘it’s their loss’, shouldn’t I?

Speaking of which, how about boom boom? To replace buns. No? Oh well, whatevs.

Nadia Ismadi

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