Job Interviews

I’ve been to a few job interviews over my years. My first was at K-Mart. It was a big group interview thing, they call your name, head to the next available spot and have your interview there. I started as a Christmas Casual, then continued and worked there for three years.

When I started at university, I had a job interview at a Music school attached to a music shop. I must have impressed as they offered me the job and said they’d call me when they organised some students. They never called me back. I wouldn’t be so annoyed had I not gone out and registered a business, bought supplies and music books to teach from.

Apart from that one, there’s only been one other job that I’ve gotten to interview and not gotten the job. It was really a job I wasn’t qualified to do, but after a few months of job searching and not getting even a glimmer, I had put far too much hope on it, and when I didn’t get the job I came down hard.

The biggest piece of advice I can give to anyone going for a job is to be yourself, and don’t put too much pressure on yourself.

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Author: Ben Clapton

I'm an Officer in The Salvation Army, currently appointed with my wife as Corps Officers at the Rochester Corps in country Victoria (20 minutes out of Echuca). I play violin and guitar, amongst many others, and love golf and running.

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