We're going to extend the deadline to submitting interview stories.
By hearing each other's stories, we understand that most interviews aren't prefect, learn from each other's mistakes and maybe have a laugh.
One of my interview stories occurs after graduate school as I was interviewing for my first professional position. While getting ready for a two day interview in Iowa, I had spent hours deciding with suit to wear each day. I also had a conservative dress that I could wear on the plane so that day’s suit wouldn’t get crushed.
I made it to Des Moines for my interview, but my luggage with my suits didn’t arrive with me. Luckily, I had my resume and presentation material with me, the dress would work for the interview and I could buy toothpaste and a brush at the hotel. I got that job. I don’t know if the way I handled the difficult situation impressed them, but being in the dress instead of jeans sure helped me feel confident. The difficult thing was deciding which suit to wear for the second day.
My lesson learned was always dress professionally on the plane and carry the important material with you just in case.
What are your stories? Submit your story through the comment link below or send to email@example.com with the subject line “Blog Contest: Interview” by March 7 at midnight. The ACC staff will select one of the submitted stories and lessons and send that alumnus a prize.
Originally posted February 16, 2010
Tell Your Interview Story To Win A Prize
Share your story about a time you overcame challenges during an interview. Share your war stories about the tough question, the mean interviewer, the multiple interviews, the missing luggage on an out of town interview or the horrible Chicago/New York/California traffic. BUT, also share what lesson you learned from the experience.