i had an initial phone interview with the recruitment agency and then a phone interview with the person hiring before a final face to face interview with her and her line manager. I enjoyed all three interviews, which isn't something you can easily say about a job interview! At all times I felt at ease and gained a lot more insight into the role and the company itself.
After my phone interviews I actually wanted the role more than before the phone call! She sold it very well to me.
I didn't get the job because I was a lot more nervous during my face to face and while I did do research I didn't feel relaxed enough to answer their questions as well as I could have.
Most difficult question
I was asked about something that frustrates me and I tend to lack patience a lot and so I didn't quite know how to say it without sounding rude or making a big thing out of it. I eventually said that I tend to get frustrated by when things aren't moving quickly but that I have gotten better over the years, which is true.
The people I met were very nice and helpful. I was nervous, but this was down to me and the interviewers were very friendly throughout all interviews.
I would suggest that candidates do as much research as possible but not let an interview worry you too much. If you don't get the job fair enough, just try harder next time. Going to an interview really helps you understand more about what kind of person an industry or sector is looking for and so you can tailor your future CV, answers, jokes etc towards that!
And that's all the cliche advice I have... But cliche or not it is definitely true!
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