So, I didn’t get that job.
What’s particularly annoying about this knockback, though, is the feedback.
To sum up: I had relevant sales experience, but I had to be prompted a lot and the interviewer felt I was “unable to give examples of how [you] would maximise sales and excite customers”.
And this is annoying, because that’s a question she skipped over.
You see, I got there early, and was out in 15 minutes. We skipped through the questions at a merry pace, not much pause, and with nary a prompt but plenty of “well I can see how you’d answer that, so we’ll just skip over it”. Heck, there was supposed to be some time spent on the shop floor talking to staff and customers to gauge precisely those metrics I apparently failed to deliver to, and we skipped it because she said she didn’t see the need to put me through that as “it’s just a test to see if you can smile, and I’m sure you can”.
In fact, the sour note of the interview was when she pressed for me to want to work more hours than the part-time contract offered, and when I explained about having kids and stuff she looked disappointed but explained that allowances would be made and such.
It’s frustrating, as the feedback just doesn’t match up to the experience at all. It’s like getting somebody else’s results on a test.
Ah well. Back to the hunt I guess.