Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Interview Techniques.

It's fess up time again. Are you ready for another of Mrs A's Bloomers? Then grab a coffee and stop a while.
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.

Digi image by Bugaboo
Spotty paper by Nancy Watt
Xcut Nestie 'Ornate Frame'
Coloured using Promarkers/Distress Markers/ Pearlescent chalks
Edging made with a snippet of paper and Tonic Punch
Sentiments generated in word.

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.


Maudieroff Roffey said...

You funny thing - I am enjoying this little trek and looking forward to the next installment!! Mxx

Shirley-anne said...

Interesting read ..
Fun image and great card design .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

aussie aNNie said...

Ha, you are a gas, laughter left my mouth, cool card and story.,.,.luv annie

Sue Zue said...

I think that employers appreciate honesty and the fact you were friendly too!

Catherine said...

This is so funny Valery Anne !
Your card is too cool too ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

May said...

Great story... Love the card that image is Fabulous... Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week... May x x x

Sandra H said...

Well done Mrs A what a shock to see Bill sitting there l wonder was it a test!! the mind boggles anyway 10yrs is a great time to be there and your card is brilliant is that you as your have a great day xx

Ali said...

I thought this was hilarious. I wonder what was going through Bill's mind as you chatted to him. Love the card.
Ali c

Merry said...

Lol that is a great way to impress the boss. I enjoyed the read.

Hettie said...

Trust YOU! Given me a giggle though!
Haa Haa! He obviously liked your calmness and tips!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

You Narna . . . but then . . . how were you to know? xxxx

Sherry said...

I guessed the ending - that story could have been on a sit com, so funny! Good old Bill eh, he knew you were a good 'un xx

Kathleen said...

Great memory Mrs A, made me smile and a fabulous card to go with it.

Kath x

Di said...

Great card Mrs A! I can just see the scenario - good on you for being so friendly, I think it won you the job :)

Hugs, Di xx

Penny said...

Really fun story! :^) Love your card! It is so cute; love the die cuts, the image, the papers & sentiment! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Jenny said...

My what a storyteller you are! Too bad we have to wait for the ending (lol!) Love your funny card! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

That is a fabulous story ;) Just love how you got the job! You have just gained another follower! I really love that card and that image.

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Roxann said...

This is adorable. Love Bugaboo images! So glad you shared it at TTCRD!

Mary said...

I was hanging on each word, and as I did so, I tried to mentally race ahead to see if I'd gotten the answer. I figured you'd gotten the job, but I was surprised to hear that Bill was your soon to be boss. Great story, very cute card. BTW, if I don't do the insides when I create the outsides...I never will. When I need a card, it's ready. Thanks for visiting my blog. I always love hearing from you.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi, Just hopping ...great story...and a fabulous card...Julieannex

Violets Corner said...

Great story Mrs A, love the one about the coffee machine too! The card is fabulous.

Warm hugs

sgc said...

Cute story--and cute card. Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's "Anything Goes" challenge.

MagsB said...

I'm so glad you got the job, obviously Bill was impressed by your kindness!

I love your card, the Bugaboo image is such fun!

love Mags B x

Sazzle said...

Great story and a great fun image on your card too :-)

Thanks for joining the Fussy and Fancy challenge - good luck!

xx Sazzle xx

Karrie said...

Fun card!! Thanks for participating in the Sister Act Card Challenge!!

Bonnie said...

Love the story! Love the card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

That just goes to show how charming you are, Mrs. A.!! And how funny. Your cards, too, are charming and funny!! I can't wait for the next "I Love Luc, er, Mrs. A." episode!!

scrappymo! said...

hahahaha this is such a cute story. I have enjoyed every one of these Mrs A's Bloomers!

Elena said...

Wonderful card! I'm visiting from MIM.

Carol L said...

That's such a cute and funny story! I love your humorous card too, so perfect for this great memory :)

Min said...

YEAH! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to visit The Bug Blog today for the “3 Strikes & You’re Out Challenge!”
Hugs & Happy Days!
Kaymin Kreations

Karen C said...

Love it!! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at One Stitch At A Time.
Karen C - busybusyhoneybee

Billie A said...

Saw Stella on MIM and had to take a closer look. She is one of my fav bugaboo images. Great card and I like how you did your card. Very nice.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fantastic, fab image and papers and I love the punched border
Lindsay xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This image so reminds me of you. Love the colours on this one :)