Wellington and interviews
In Wellington today for a job interview, will be in the capital for a couple of days. I would rather not say at this stage exactly what the job is, just in case I don't get it :)
As part of the interview process I had to do a 10 minute presentation. I found myself quite stressed out about the presentation late late last night as I did not feel the ideas were jelling together at all well.
Well I surprised myself today. I felt the presentation and the interview went very well. I honestly don't know if I will get the job or not, as I expect I am up against some good people, but it served as a good personal lesson not to let my perfectionism gene run rampant in the early hours of the morning. Feeling a lot happier about things now, but in need of sleep!
It was obvious a great deal of thought had gone into designing the interview process and I thought the quality of questions was very high. I was surprised as part of the interview to be asked for my reaction to a series of pictures. For example one picture was a painting of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. As an interview technique I thought this worked far better than I would have expected, but perhaps my tendency to think outside the square did help somewhat :)