I reallllly have to do something about this ‘overly-confident’ trait that I possess.
Yesterday’s interview went…I dare not say disaster, but it surely didn’t turned out THAT well.
I’ve underestimated their capability and did nothing (read : nothing!) as preparation for the interview. And God knows how tough the questions that being asked. Plus, there was an essay I have to do in 20 mins’ time and there was no heads-up about it by the HR person who called me. (Discuss the Government’s effort in addressing the current economic crisis and what do you suggest the key factors (external and internal) required in order to smoothen the process). They gave me four pages of A4 papers to fill in. Demmit.
I WISH I READ PAPERS MORE THESE PAST FEW WEEKS.
Of course, being me, I would never left the papers blank. Goreng tetap goreng. But both the Head and SVP weren’t stupid. They didn’t bought my goreng that easily. They were good! They grilled me well-done till two hours gone by and I didn’t even realize it! From ‘how well-verse are you with the SC and Bursa Guidelines?’ to ‘you know that you’re expected to stay as late as 1am in the morning right?’ to ‘what are the three weaknesses that you possessed?’ to ‘why do you want to leave your current employer?’ to ‘why should we hire you?‘ 1-million-dollar kinda questions.
Definitely toughest interview I’ve sat in my 27 years of life.
We shook hands before leaving and they promised me this “We’ll contact you by the end of the week as we have a few other candidates coming in for interview within this week”
Sigh. I hate that sentence.
It means I’m not good enough for them to say yes pronto. I didn’t close the deal pronto. I didn’t catch their breath away (both of them are guys btw)
I just have to finger cross that all other candidates suck big time. They will be my out-of-jail card.
I hate this feeling. This feeling of relying on other people’s faulty so I could shine. I usually shine on my own. Demmit. So not me.
Ps: Their pay is good. I think that what pisses me the most. For the umphteenth time – Demmit!