Friday, December 5, 2014

That Went Well

I had my first ever on demand digital interview this morning. It was weird, but it went surprisingly smooth.

Basically, the concept is that a prospective employer wants to get you in front of a wider variety of people for consideration. So, they send you a link to a website where you can complete the interview at your convenience (6:00 AM in my case). They supply the questions,  and you get 30 seconds per question to prepare followed by 3 minutes per question to wax eloquent to your webcam.

They give you a practice question to warm up to which I thought I sounded like a bumbling moron which is being unfair to bumbling morons. They also give you helpful suggestions like dress professionally like you would for an in person interview,  look at the camera and not the screen, avoid filler words, etc.

It felt like I spent the entire time looking at the screen saying "uh, um, you know". A recruiter called me this afternoon with a follow up question and said I did really well. Her comment was that I sounded smooth as silk. I'll take that.

Next step is a phone interview with the hiring manager next week sometime which will make three interviews on the books for next week.

Wish me luck. Prayers and good vibes appreciated.


  1. Definitely praying that God will place you where He wants you.
    That was my prayer for myself and I'll say He did better than I ever could. I hope the same for you.

    We are always our own harshest critics. I would trust the recruiter's experience, they see more people interviewing then we will ever have to be interviewed.

    Bob S.

    1. Bob, thanks. That's the same prayer we've been praying. It's really the best way to pray since He knows the best situation better than we ever could.and you're right about being our own harshest critic.

  2. Prayers, good vibes, AND crossed phalanges headed your way.


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