Three Job Interviews in the One Day! Augh!

@megs85 (3145)
Australia
January 30, 2007 6:39pm CST
Have you ever had a similar experience? Ive been up since 5am preparing, and its only lunchtime now and I am exhausted LOL This mornings interview is for a job I desperately want- trainee manager at a huge retail outlet here in Australia. It seemed to go well, the manager basically said if I didnt get the position at that store, he would be calling me for the same position at one of their many other stores. Next up is a full time position at a supermarket owned by the same chain as teh retail store above. Now, its a group interview, then a single interview and goes for 1 1/2-2 hours. Yawn! Any tips for group interviews? Ive never had one before... Then, another group interview with a competitor supermarket, for a casual position. The recruitment person for this company is so rude and obnoxious Im not even sure I want to work there at all...
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@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I would hate having a group interview :Z I don't know that just seems like something that should be a one on one. Here's wishing you luck I hope you land the position you want most ;) +'s 4 U :)
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
2 Feb 07
Thanks for the luck I am gonna need all the good wishes I can get. I find out on Monday/Tuesday if I was successful. I have everything crossed including my toes... I'll keep everyone thats interested posted on whether I was successful or not...
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
group interviews can get the work done quickly and prevent waste of time I think it is great.
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@zonaib (259)
31 Jan 07
just 3 i hade done 6 but didnt find a better job.
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
So you were offered all 6 jobs, but turned them down? Wow, SIX, how did you cope with that? How long did each one go for? Any advice you can share?
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• India
31 Jan 07
Wow! I have not done that number in a day! The last interview I attended was for tech support group. The interview lasted 10hrs!!!Not kidding! I had to undergo 9 rounds of interview with 5mins break each round, and to the relief I got selected.
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
10 HOURS?!? Wow, thats gotta be a record, for longest interview ever. My four interviews didnt even add up to that much- all up they were under 6 hours. I wonder if anyone else has had such a lengthy interview such as yourself. Im glad you got the job after all that!
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@sabrinam (1204)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Wow, good luck on that group interview, I have only ever been to one, and it was very strange. I had worked for this organization before they did this group thing, anyways, sounds like you have all your ducks lined up. Good Luck!
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
Thanks, it went really really well. The manager, and hirer, for trainee manager position are calling me tomorrow morning to let me know, but they said it was 95% definite. I like those odds lol
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• Philippines
31 Jan 07
I had 2 Job interviews last Thursday. Well, it went Fine. These were call centers. I was applying for Customer Service Representative Position.
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
Were they spread out over the period of the whole day? Or clustered? Were the two positions for competitors in the telemarketing/call centre fields? Have you heard any more abou the application preocess since you had the interviews? Best of luck to you from me! Any tips you can share in case this ever happens to me again? I would say GET A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP...
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@ondo1015 (1885)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
Just have a good luck. That's all I can give, I am not lucky in job seeking, Iwas very shy person.
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
Thanks for the luck, I just got a phone call and I have another interview at a different store for the first (trainee manager) position, you muct have brought me luck already :D I am so excited. So whats that? Four interviews in one day! It has to be close to some sort of record, right?
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
It is stressful but you can pull it off. I would have loved this when I was job searching.
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@Bizziebod (3526)
21 Feb 07
Hi, I've just noticed that this was posted 4 weeks ago - have you had any success with your marathon interview day at all?
@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
22 Feb 07
LOL, I did actually. I got a 20 hour (casual) position at a supermarket around the corner, and I have another interview today (this afternoon) for a full time trainee manager position at a chain department store over here (a different one) This is like my 8 or 9th interview in the last four weeks. One I just missed out on because they had a company member tranfer/relocate down from interstate, so they were obliged to offer them the position. Two I rejected, because I couldnt stand the recruitment officer, and thought it wasnt a good indication... And yeah, I got this one...
@Bizziebod (3526)
22 Feb 07
Oh well done for getting the one job, and good luck for this afternoon for your interview! Hope all goes well! No matter how many interviews you do, no two are ever the same! :-)
@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
22 Feb 07
Thamks, Im pretty excited. Its only 20 hours a week, but its better than nothing :)
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
21 Feb 07
Well, that sounds like it was one exhausting day for you. I hope all went well and you got the job that you wanted.