to be really cheeky and ask this Manager for a job(12 Posts)
So last week I went for the interview of my life and I absolutely excelled. I answered all questions with ease and presented confidently and showed a real enthusiasm for the job. There were 6 questions. All marked out of 6. I got 32 out of 36 so a very high score.
But after 7 failed interviews where I came a close second, I just know another candidate will have come in and done even better. There's 4 positions going and 10 people interviewed.
So it was very clear from the interviewers body language that they really liked me. All huge smiles and learning in/making strong eye contact. They spent a lot of time selling me on the company and talking hypothetically as if I was in the job 'you will be able to do xxxx training and we're going to be moving to xxx building and I know you know your way around there very well as you worked there previously'. Finally she kept reiterating how several candidates 'dropped out' of the hiring process. I think she wanted to give me hope I would be selected as I know this isn't really true. There were 600 applications for 4 positions and 10 people were shortlisted. They have a reserve list of candidates they interview if anyone drops out and I know two friends who also interviewed.
I know I did well. Therefore when the inevitable rejection call comes 'you did a very good interview but the competition was particularly high' I'm wondering if it would be unreasonable for me to express how interested I am in working for the company in the future and if there are any fixed term or agency positions to keep me in min for them? I feel really cheeky doing that but feel it's my only way now of getting my foot in the door.
Also, is there anything I can do after receiving the rejection to reiterate how interested I am in the job and company (it's my dream job) without sounding batshit?
They are making the decision on Wednesday after they have interviewed the final two candidates.
Don't be so sure you'll be rejected! But I don't think a 'thanks for the opportunity to interview with you' email would be inappropriate, you never know if they did offer to someone else they may drop out anyway so best to be remembered for being gracious! Good luck for Wednesday
Why are you so convinced you've failed? It doesn't matter now how many applied, you got to the final 10 so you already did well and now the other 9 are your only competition for 4 jobs. Good odds anyway and you think it went well so...
Honestly, the only thing that I would find off putting as a manager is your conviction that you've failed.
If you weren't successful, then yes, you coupd state your continued interest but you're not there yet.
I have twice said "please can I have a job with you" both times the answer was yes.
I'm always rejected but I did a very very good interview and they were very impressed. So I can be proud and I can also be confident they do consider me good enough to be hired, it would only be that another candidate was even stronger.
I could tell from their body language that they were impressed and I am a very harsh critic who always thinks I've failed in interviews.
They always ring to reject in this company so I wouldn't have their email address.
I'm wondering if it would be unreasonable for me to express how interested I am in working for the company in the future and if there are any fixed term or agency positions to keep me in min for them? I feel really cheeky doing that but feel it's my only way now of getting my foot in the door.
YANBU, this is in fact exactly what you should do if you aren't offered the role. Motivated staff don't grow on trees and you will be remembered for this positively.
Maria did you literally ask like that?
I think I'm going to have to be cheeky here.
If they reject you then yes chance your arm. But wait and see, you'll look batshit if you do it any sooner or interrupt them trying to offer you a job!
I think I need to be more positive.
My friend works at the company and is a trusted employee and has given a personal recommendation to the Manager about me and saying I'm wonderful so I'm hoping that makes some difference. No way of knowing though.
I have got at least two jobs in the past by emailing them and saying thanks for the interview and it confirmed to me that I would love the role and that I believe my skills and experience would be beneficial.
If you don't get it what have you got to lose?
Fingers crossed you get it though
I could tell from their body language that they were impressed and I am a very harsh critic who always thinks I've failed in interviews
You are sat here telling us now that it went amazingly, you think they were impressed but you are sure you failed. You have no idea if you got the job but 4 jobs and 10 people there is a good chance you did.
Stop stressing about your "inevitable rejection" if you take that negativity into interviews you won't get anywhere.
Wait and see what they say. IF they say no there's no harm in saying thanks for the opportunity, please keep me in mind for future positions.
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