I had occasion to go for a job interview. I really wanted this job so left no stone unturned in brushing up on my Interview skills. The Doc gave me his golden book on interview tips which I read from cover to cover so on the day of the interview I was fairly calm and collected and felt I was ready for anything. I presented myself early at the Personnel office (now known as HR) and was duly signed in and asked to wait in the reception area. I declined a coffee as one of the little tips in my book said that if you were nervous not to accept any refreshments as a shaking hand would show in trying to hold a cup still. (Sound advice!)
I had been waiting for about 5mins when a Gentleman came rushing in through the front doors and gave his apologies' for being a tad late as he had trouble parking. He was shown the seat next to me and sank down into it looking decidedly flustered. I asked if he was there for an interview too and he said yes. To help put him at ease I told him the little trick of not accepting any coffee as it would show he was nervous but he just gave me a rather blank look and studied the floor instead. Each to his own I thought. Another 5 mins passed and then a lady popped her head round a door at the back of the room and said "Wer'e ready for you now Bill come through" and to me that I wouldn't be kept waiting much longer for my interview. I called out Good Luck as he went out the door. Nice touch to call us by our first names I thought. Few minutes later another lady popped her round the same door and said would I come this way and led me down a long corridor. At the end was the interview room and she stepped aside to let me enter first. Here goes I thought. In I went and as the door clunked shut behind me a voice said "Let me introduce you to your prospective boss" and there sat BILL!!
Now the burning question on everyone's lips is going to be Did I get the job?
Yes I did and I was there for 10yrs! The same job as the incident with the coffee machine!
Stay tuned for another instalment next week.
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Spotty paper by Nancy Watt
Xcut Nestie 'Ornate Frame'
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Edging made with a snippet of paper and Tonic Punch
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Entering into the following challenges:
Sister Act: Anything goes.
Fuss and Fancy: Anything goes.
Catch The Bug: Anything goes.
One Stitch at a Time: Anything goes.
Electric Ellapu: Anything goes.
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything goes.
Make it Monday: Paper crafts.
Papertake Weekly: Anything goes.
Through the Craft Room: Anything goes.
Pin and Tack: Anything goes.
Great Impressions: Celebrations.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop: Use your snippets.