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My DH has a job interview. Good luck vibes needed and some tips please!q

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PavlovtheForgetfulCat Tue 27-Oct-09 07:58:49

DH had a job interview about 2 months ago. Did not get the job, but they contacted him and asked him to apply for another one on same project as they felt he was what they were looking for, for the project.

DH worked his absolute arse off for that application, and subsequent interview but always knew it was a long shot as the job was just a little more management based than he had experience of, they clearly needed experience. He also took himself out of his comfort zone as he had to do a presentation which he never has before and he worked for that job in a way he never has before either.

Anyway, he got another email about 3 weeks ago, from the director, once again apologising for him not being successful but that the competition was extremely fierce and it was a close call, could he be persuaded to give another vacancy a go as he felt this would suit him?

DH called him for a chat/feedback from last interview, and was told he did very well, his presentation was good, but the person who got it had the edge and experience, to be expected.

Closing date for new vacancy was friday, DH got a call Monday (yesterday) morning saying he was shortlisted for interview this friday, same presentation!

Cool eh? I know I am going on, but I m very excited. They seem to really want him there, and this job is in fact probably much more suited to his current skills and experiences while giving him a chance to grow (without overstretching himself in a role he might struggle with). The hours are only part time, which is not perfect, but its better than no job, and its with an org that wants him, which means it stands a chance of developing into something more.

What tips can you give him, moving from his last interview? How should he prepare? He has all his materials from last presentation, how should he improve as he got good feedback, or should he just do same as he did last time?

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Tue 27-Oct-09 18:09:33

any tips? at all? Just boasting really. Good news is hard to come by these days in the job front...grin

Jazzicatz Tue 27-Oct-09 18:19:30

First of all good luck to your dh - I have just got a job after quite a few attempts and is is a hard old process!

It sounds as if your dh did everything right, but just didn't fit with what they were looking for. So if this is better suited, then obviously follow any points for improvements that came from the feed back and read the job description and tailor the presentation to their requirements!

It sounds like this company really want your dh, which is much of the battle. But sending good luck vibes!!!

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Tue 27-Oct-09 18:21:27

jazzicat oh congratulations to you! It is indeed tough, he has been unemployed for 10 months and his confidence has been terribly knocked by continuous rejections but these last couple of interviews have really boosted his confidence so lets hope its the right one this time!

PavlovtheWitchesCat Fri 30-Oct-09 14:56:27

He had the job interview and now we are waiting. Think I am more nervous than he is! He thinks he did well, presentation not as great as he hoped, did not feel as confident as he wanted, but he covered a lot of points, thinks he demonstrated good topic knowledge and that he had spent time on prep and research, and did well o rest of the interview questions, he thinks.

He has tried so hard, 3rd time lucky but I and he have got so used to it being 'sorry but you are not successful' that I just can't bring myself to think it will be anything different this time sad.

And then I can't help thinking, if he cannot get the perfect job for him, what chance does he stand getting a job which is any old job? How will his confidence allow him to apply for anything else as this job, this organisation, its what he is about. It is what he beleives in, and these jobs will not come up again anytime soon sad.

Sorry for being down about it all. The day is not even over yet! But I cannot say this stuff to him, as he is being so positive and casual about it (outwardly)

eyetunes Fri 30-Oct-09 14:57:25

no tips, just mahoosive vibes smile

PavlovtheWitchesCat Fri 30-Oct-09 16:13:49

sad no news, the office closes in 15 mins.

Jazzicatz Sat 31-Oct-09 09:34:38

So any news Pavlov?

PavlovtheWitchesCat Sat 31-Oct-09 16:51:41

No, nothing. He did not get it sad he was told they would let him know by end of the day. He is gutted sad

TheDailyWail Sun 01-Nov-09 22:29:18

Oh Pavlov. You needed a little bit of luck.sad

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