Over the past few years, I’ve done so many interviews I even lost count. May it be with company from Singapore, Indonesia or any other countries. If it’s from overseas, usually they did it over the phone interview.
Yesterday, I had a phone interview with a design office in KL. A friend, currently working at the company buzz me on my Y!M just now asking how it was going.
doo (11/27/2008 1:19:57 PM): any update?
me (11/27/2008 2:43:39 PM): dude
doo (11/27/2008 2:43:50 PM): salaam
me (11/27/2008 2:43:57 PM): waalaikum salam
me (11/27/2008 2:43:58 PM):🙂
doo (11/27/2008 2:44:37 PM): So did you do the interview?
me (11/27/2008 2:45:01 PM): yesterday
me (11/27/2008 2:45:13 PM): now, I am pessimistic
me (11/27/2008 2:45:20 PM): it was to short
me (11/27/2008 2:45:27 PM): less than 30 minutes
me (11/27/2008 2:45:30 PM): not a good sign
doo (11/27/2008 2:45:30 PM): really?
me (11/27/2008 2:45:32 PM): yes
doo (11/27/2008 2:45:40 PM): did it go well?
me (11/27/2008 2:45:50 PM): not sure
me (11/27/2008 2:45:52 PM): i hope
doo (11/27/2008 2:46:21 PM): who interviewed?
me (11/27/2008 2:46:56 PM): the process manager
doo (11/27/2008 2:47:10 PM): Indian?
me (11/27/2008 2:47:17 PM): i guess
doo (11/27/2008 2:49:00 PM): well when will u know?
me (11/27/2008 2:49:36 PM): in two weeks time they said
doo (11/27/2008 2:50:09 PM): wow .. that’s long
me (11/27/2008 2:50:17 PM): yeah
me (11/27/2008 2:50:25 PM): like I said
me (11/27/2008 2:50:33 PM): I am not really feeling optimistic
doo (11/27/2008 2:50:45 PM): the way they were telling me sounded like they were needing people ysterday
me (11/27/2008 2:51:06 PM): hmm
doo (11/27/2008 2:52:02 PM): well anyways.. the world is your oyster..
me (11/27/2008 2:52:28 PM): ahaha
me (11/27/2008 2:52:29 PM): yes
doo (11/27/2008 2:52:49 PM): take care and do keep me updated bro!
me (11/27/2008 2:52:56 PM): will do
Having done so many job interviews, I get the feeling that yesterday’s was not a good one. Not really optimistic in a way. It was just too short, 20 minutes interview. From experience, a good job interview usually at least take your time for 30 minutes to 1 hour at max. Less than that, probably the interviewer lost his interest in you. More than 1 hour also not good, too many things for the interviewer to dig, and often, more talk, more mistakes. More mistakes means you are either incompetence or you were just babbling about what you’ve just said.