What was your best experience in a job interview as a candidate?

Updated on : January 17, 2022 by Rory Andrews



What was your best experience in a job interview as a candidate?

I woke up abruptly at 10 a.m. on a Thursday when my phone rang. Sleeping in had become an everyday occurrence after I had been laid off from work two months earlier.

He had submitted numerous requests for all kinds of jobs, but still hadn't given. The job market had seriously collapsed. Most of the companies responded to my email requests, mostly with rejections. Some did not respond at all. Some took me to interviews, but nothing materialized. I started to get depressed about all that. I always had the ringing of my phone on, just in case.

I picked up the phone and was surprised to hear the voice of

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I woke up abruptly at 10 a.m. on a Thursday when my phone rang. Sleeping in had become an everyday occurrence after I had been laid off from work two months earlier.

He had submitted numerous requests for all kinds of jobs, but still hadn't given. The job market had seriously collapsed. Most of the companies responded to my email requests, mostly with rejections. Some did not respond at all. Some took me to interviews, but nothing materialized. I started to get depressed about all that. I always had the ringing of my phone on, just in case.

I picked up the phone and was surprised to hear the voice of one of my former colleagues, who had been fired at the same time as me. One of his LinkedIn connections had asked him if anyone knew a Python programmer. I knew I was dabbling in Python in my spare time and had told him about his connection about me. Now the company wanted to talk to me.

His connection called me a few minutes later. I jumped into the living room to try to get rid of the hoarse voice from the morning. He told me about the project and asked if he could go to an interview the next day. Needless to say, I pleased him.

The next day, a Friday, I showed up at his office at 9 in the morning. The interview was somewhat surreal. The first thing he asked me was "can you start next week?" I said "yes", but inside I was screaming "HELL YES!". After months of writing applications and going through mentally draining recruiting processes, I was suddenly offered something that was more interesting than most of the jobs I had applied for.

I received the contract on Monday, signed it, and reported to work on Tuesday. The work turned out great. Since then, I have never had a problem finding a job and have been able to take my career in exactly the direction I wanted.

All it took was a small act of kindness from a former colleague, and my life changed for the better.

This happened in the eighth semester of BE.

It was my second PI. There were 2 on that panel, 1 low with glasses and the other neatly arranged high. The candidates who were previously interviewed said they were tough and ruthless.

They greeted me as usual with a smile. They told me to sit down, I sat down with a smile and a thank you.

I was a bit nervous. However, as the interview unfolded, I regained my confidence. It was both human resources and technical. I answered almost every question they asked me. They praised my responses constantly. That made my day.

After all the questions and answers, they said 'you can go, what

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This happened in the eighth semester of BE.

It was my second PI. There were 2 on that panel, 1 low with glasses and the other neatly arranged high. The candidates who were previously interviewed said they were tough and ruthless.

They greeted me as usual with a smile. They told me to sit down, I sat down with a smile and a thank you.

I was a bit nervous. However, as the interview unfolded, I regained my confidence. It was both human resources and technical. I answered almost every question they asked me. They praised my responses constantly. That made my day.

After all the questions and answers, they said 'you can go, thank you'. I was about to leave and suddenly they asked me to sit down. I sat down. They asked me if I had any questions for them. I said yes and asked a question that I prepared earlier. They were very happy to hear my question (I don't know why). They said to answer the question I asked. I took a wild guess.

They seemed very happy to hear my answer. We argued about that question for a while. And in the end, they both stood up and shook my hand while patting my shoulder and saying 'You did well, well done'. I in my mind 'what the hell is going on? Am i daydreaming? '. I shook hands with a confused smile and left.

When I left the panel I pinched myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. I was on the moon at the time. This was the coolest moment of my life.

The results have not yet come out. But one thing is for sure, whether I have been selected or not. I will always remember this moment as my best interview experience.

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