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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Please, shine some TCS TLC my way ... I have an interview this morning for a job that would quite literally changed my life (for the better, of course!). It's a provincial government posting, would almost double my current income, and has vacation pay, benefits and stability. Plus, I'm extremely well-qualified for this position. I have a speed interview this morning (more than 800 people applied for this job and there are only three positions available), and if they like me after the interview, there's an hour-long written test immediately afterwards. If they still like me after the written test, I get to have a panel interview at a later date.

I've never had a speed interview before (they've never conducted them, either), so I'm a bit nervous -- I don't feel like I interview well. I know I can do the job and I know I want the job, but still, I'm a ball of nerves.

Positive vibes would be much appreciated! I really, really, really want to ace this interview and land this job -- it's the opportunity of a lifetime!
post #2 of 11
Sending tons of good luck vibes to you! Just try to relax and you will do great!

post #3 of 11
lots of positive vibes for your interview - go sock it to 'em
post #4 of 11


I hope that everything goes well for you!
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks all, but I didn't get to advance to the next stage of interviewing.

I might be on later to rant about the BS inherent in an open job posting with an interview process that makes it impossible for people not already involved in the system to advance, but for now I just want to curl up in bed with my kitties.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Mirinae View Post
Thanks all, but I didn't get to advance to the next stage of interviewing.

I might be on later to rant about the BS inherent in an open job posting with an interview process that makes it impossible for people not already involved in the system to advance, but for now I just want to curl up in bed with my kitties.

Sorry that was a waste of time!
post #7 of 11
Oh I'm sorry
post #8 of 11
I'm sorry things didn't work out but as the saying goes things happen for a reason and in your case maybe something better will come along Keep your head up.
post #9 of 11
Take a deep breath and use this as a learning experience so you can get the next opportunity - which will be better for you anyway.

Now that you know what this part of the process is like, what can you do to make it go better for you? If it's that you were too nervous, more experience in taking the speed test might help.

I am a firm beleiver that there is a reason things happen. Even the bad times in our life have led to better things - it is just hard to believe at the time. For instance, my husband's boss sold part of the his company to a very famous person 2 1/2 years ago. We thought it would be a good opportunity for the company to improve its market share and financial position. the old boss and the new guy had a falling out that resulted in the old boss selling his shares to the new guy. The new boss swore that my husband was critical to the company and would always have a job. (Are you ahead on me here?) So six months after the takeover, my husband was laid off as the new guy brought in his own man. We had three kids in college at that point. Fortunately we hadn't started building a new house, as we decided to wait a bit with the new guy coming in. It was devastating to my husband and we absolutely hate famous guy. Three weeks late, my husband got a new job that has much better hours and is closer to the house. (There are very few openings in his field at any given time, so this was wonderful) The new job was for less money as he became an assistant <insert position name> in the company. His new boss had health issues and the owner wanted someone able to take over if he was hospitalized again. We were beginning to think the guy was never going to leave and that my husband should accept one of the offers he was continuing to receive. Then his boss sent out an inappropriate email at work and was let go. My husband is the new boss, with better money ad benefits. and sorter hours. He is very happy. But 2 years ago, it was not happy around here.

And the famous guy? His own man messed up so badly the first month at work that he is paying for it.
post #10 of 11
I'm sorry things didn't work out!
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by Mirinae View Post
Thanks all, but I didn't get to advance to the next stage of interviewing.

I might be on later to rant about the BS inherent in an open job posting with an interview process that makes it impossible for people not already involved in the system to advance, but for now I just want to curl up in bed with my kitties.
Sorry it didn't go well.

Sometimes it's impossible for people already in the government to advance too, if they want you to stay at the bottom. That's why I'm getting out despite the benefits.
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