So ive tried to explain the application process so far. Because i know that when i was applying, i was constantly searching the net for blogs, and forums that explained the assessment day and what was expected of you. I luckily had guidance from friends who had done this previously- so it wasnt too bad of an experience.
When i arrived at the Assessment day, at the same hotel in Leeds, i was so nervous (i’d hardly slept as well either, never one to miss the party…!) so my eyes were not quite as ‘sparkly’ as the day before, but i didnt care how tired i was- i was making an impression and getting through this stage! My friend had advised me that when you do the group exercises, remember to listen and not talk over anyone. I really took that on board. My friend Sam didn’t come as she wasnt applying this time round, so this time i was allowed to unleash the inner geek in me. Unashamedly ;)
We had to group together and do some team building exercises- you can see the Recruitment Co-Ordinator watching you the entire time, so my advice is as above- make sure you are not talking over anyone and obviously STILL SMILING!
After the team building exercises, the Co-Ordinator tells you to go and wait outside until she calls you back in. This part is really funny, it really reminds me of X factor- the boot camp stages. All these girls primped, preened and polished- anxiously awaiting their fate. Nail biting must have been invented for times like these.
We are called back in to the conference room. She tells our group that we have been successful and have all got through to the FINAL INTERVIEW STAGE! Yes! Did it (insert imaginary air punch right here) Jackpot. We are given forms to fill out, and told our dates for the interview- only x days away.
Suddenly everything is happening so fast, blink and your gonna miss it.