The word interview is defined as a meeting of people face to face.
What is interviewing today? There are different types of interviews that can be conducted. Also, interview questions can be all over the place. I always though you apply somewhere, they call you to set up a time for you to come in, the interview happens, & then they called you later on to let you know if you got the job or not.
I learned in school how a general interview should go. They ask the basic questions like, “Why did you apply for this position?” “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” “What skills do you have that will help you excel in this field?” In my now experience, I have found out that those aren’t always asked anymore. You can prep yourself for the interview only so much. There is no telling what is going to be talked about. For instance, today I was asked “what kind of vibe are you getting here with us?” Seriously, what kind of question is that. At first I wasn’t sure if they were legit asking me that, but don’t worry they really were. I hear my best friend’s experiences too as we go through this process together. Today at her interview they were talking about video games. Hmm. It is interesting & yes they have that in common, but still. Is it talked about to make it all more personal? I guess I always imagined an interview is a serious thing.
This past week, I have been emailing with a company that I applied for. We have gone back & forth about the company & applications I would have to be familiar with. After a few emails, he sent me 10 questions for me to answer. They were about how I feel about their mission statement, values, & how I could relate to them. I think they were good interview questions. Over an email, though? I just have never heard of an email interview. Apparently, it is a real thing. Sure, I can answer questions & put them in pretty sentences. How can you get to know someone by an email or phone call. Of course, I emailed back my answers. He was pleased with them & asked to set up a video interview. Now this is better than just over the phone. At least it’s kind of like a face to face. They can see me & I can see them. It’s more personable than a phone call. It was a little nerve racking at first, but all in all I think it went good. I was asked to take time to actually come to the office to a face to face interview. That I have scheduled for tomorrow. How many interviews is necessary? I’m not sure how many more questions could be asked of me. I asked all my questions for them today. Ha, I guess I’m getting every kind of interview with this one.
Cheers to the questions!