I had my first job interview for 2017 at the beginning of the month of March. It was an interview for a position at one of the digital libraries. It was a job that I applied to because I felt confident this is a position within in my skill set and am comfortable working with technology. Like with any position that I apply for, I make sure I read the job description and duties. Don’t want to be caught off guard if there something that I might not be able to do such as traveling to different locations. I don’t have a car and if a car a required I don’t apply for the position.
So I had my interview in the the afternoon. Didn’t do my usually routine of going to the gym. I wanted to be focus and be in that positive mood. I arrive at the digital library on time and waited to be call in. Like most interviews I’ve had in the past, two people were conducting the interview, the manager and a assistant manager. I introduce myself, shake hand with the manger and assistant manager and then they beginning asking their questions. Tell me a little about yourself? Question about my skills set in using pc and mac which am comfortable with. My experience using HTML and CSS. Then they ask me to question that caught me off guard because,one they weren’t mention in the job duties. One of those question was having to work at a another location for half a shift and then coming back to this site to work the other half. I don’t have car, but I could still work a whole shift at the other sites if am told ahead of time. The next question I totally didn’t know how to respond to, would I be comfortable reading to kids. I was not ready for that cause it wasn’t mention on the job description or duties. I know library have their days when someone read to kids, but I thought they usually have someone specific for that task. Not just random people. The only way I could responded to that question was am open to trying it. The more we went into the interview, I felt like these question were more for a day care/school position. The next question that came up was that everyone who work at the digital library teaches a class about something. I didn’t know what to say except that I would teach a photography class since that one of hobbies. I know it wasn’t a good answer, but again this wasn’t in the job description or duties. When I applied for the position I felt I was applying for a position where I would assist people needing help using the computers or tablets. Answering question they had, like what program to use to type a paper, downloading a digital book or browsing the web.
At the end I want to stay positive that I could still get the position, but two-day later I get an email from the manager that they decided to go with someone else. The more I go through these job interview that I thinking something is not right. Is my personality just horrible, am I giving off a negative vibe when answering some of these questions, maybe my response is not great to get their attention.