Today marks week I don’t know what of unemployment, and it’s starting to take its toll on me emotionally, physically, mentally. I am shattered (and not because I am working all the hours sent, but because I am not doing anything that I consider productive.
Today I went to yet another agency registration interview. With every single one I have this hope that I am going to be found a job – or at least be that one step closer to finding the job that I am meant to have. Right now I am wondering if that is ever going to happen.
Wednesday I went to a strange interview. It wasn’t strange in the sense that they asked me anything unusual, or it was conducted in a strange way, but I did feel as though I simply wasn’t meant to be there. They started off the interview 10-minutes late (and as I got there 20-minutes early this was quite irritating), and then proceeded to tell me that they were more interested in new graduates. This much was fine, but they asked me to go to the interview, I had been doubtful about even putting my name forward, but an agency (again with the agencies) had persuaded me and the company had asked me to go along. I am doubtful that I will hear anything more from them, in fact, the agency hasn’t contacted me at all since the interview took place.
I am, unfortunately, still waiting to hear something in a positive light from the game company. I had an update email, but they are still interviewing and making decisions, so I just have to continue to keep my fingers crossed, and hope that they did see something in me (the interview – again, here I think – went well).
I did get a most unusual request today – and I get the feeling that there is an ulterior motive to it on the company’s behalf. I applied for a job with a digital education agency and it seems that they liked my CV enough to want to find out more. This morning, just as I was on my way out, I got an email asking me to send them a 90-second video of me telling them why I was perfect for the job. I don’t even take pictures of myself, I managed to avoid being in photos at my own sister’s wedding and they are asking me to send them a frigging video. If it weren’t for the fact that now I have applied I have to do everything I can to get the job, I would tell them where to stick their ‘video’ interview. The cynic in me believes that they are using the video as a way to eliminate fatties, uglies and oldies from their application process without actually being too blatant about it.
What do you guys think about the whole video process? Has anyone else in the UK been asked to do something like this, and if so, how did you find it?