(Original post by ghanglish)
1) Send CV in for a marketing/management type job with no experience required. They promise you the world.
2) Get a phone call the very same day/next day from the secretary. They are very keen to get you in for interview quite soonish
3) You get excited and start preparing. The website is minimal at best. Alarm bells start to ring a little but hey it's a trainee management job!!!
4) Go to interview all suited and booted. See secretary. He/she gives you a clipboard and form to fill in. Information that is clearly on your CV!!
5) One of the 'managers' calls you into interview. I've heard stories of two or three people being interviewed at a time.
6) Tells you how amazing the company is and how you'll be making big bucks within a couple of years or less.
7) Tells you how there's been a lot of interest in the role and how competition is rife. They have 40 CVs and will only choose, say, 8 for 2nd day of interviews. They'll call you that night.
8) They call you. You've got through! You feel awesome. Tomorrow you will go and observe one of the members of staff and they'll feed back to the manager at the end of the day to confirm whether it's yes or no.
9) The next day, you go into the office and notice most of the people who were in the waiting room yesterday anyway. You get assigned a member of staff (can't remember the term they used).
10 You head for the car park (if you're lucky - sometimes you'll find yourself buying your own train or bus ticket). Are you going to some fancy boardroom meeting like on the Apprentice? Nope, you head to some council estate to do door to door sales lol - e.g. getting people to switch to TalkTalk.
11) If you take the job, there are no fixed earnings. It's based on how many sales you make. Long hours, most likely make a loss. I could go on to talk about the weird meetings they have in the mornings but it's late and there are plenty of stories online.
LOL I was so naive when I first graduated. I'm ashamed to say I was there for two days. I should have got out of there before I even went to the interview. Just for fun though, go to the interview as see if you get a similar experience.