As some of you may know, I have a bachelors degree in Computer Science. I have been working in retail since I lost my “big girl” job in 2014. Retail is not for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of patience and knowing how to hold your tongue. The truth is, I just can’t do it anymore. The customers are getting worse and it has nothing to do with my degree. So…I started applying for new jobs!
Oh yeah. I stepped out of my comfort zone and started applying to knew jobs. The first place I applied to was a book store…obviously that would be my dream job. Well, one of my dream jobs. I didn’t hear back from them so I guess I wasn’t what they were looking for.
A couple of days ago I applied to a call center that helps with tech stuff. You know…the stuff I learned about in college! Yesterday I got an email to follow a link and do a virtual interview.
Seriously, when did this all happen? I know it has been SEVERAL years since I have had to do an interview (I didn’t really interview for my current job, or the job before that) and I feel like I am completely out of the loop here. I get that this job has a lot to do with working with computers and being on the phone, but a virtual interview is kind of crazy.
Anyways, I did the virtual thing. It was actually really close to just doing an assessment. Which I am okay with. I am a pretty honest person and I catch on pretty quickly when they try to rephrase a question to see if I answer differently.
Spoiler alert: I always have the same answer.
Not even an hour after I did the virtual interview I got a phone call and they wanted me to start training Tuesday! I would have been all on that, but I have to at least work a 2 week notice for my other job. It’s just the right thing to do, especially when I am one of the main managers and the only assistant manager that has an open availability.
So now I have a phone interview Friday. A PHONE INTERVIEW!
I don’t know about you, but I like the idea of this whole virtual and phone interview thing. These companies talk about not discriminating when hiring, but come on, you are totally judged when you go into an interview. It’s kind of cool to not have to worry about being in pristine condition when going into an interview. And I am totally still nervous!
Hopefully with a new job I won’t be as stressed and can get back to writing and get back on my track to being a traditionally published author!
What has been the strangest interview you have done for a job?