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    So today I went for a group interview at Center Parcs for waitressing, overall the interview was around 3 and a half hours long with around 25 of us - I was the first one to turn up so I thought I had made a good impression, and I was very confident in the teamwork activities, however when it got to the 1:1 interview they barely asked me anything! They asked about my availability and what I plan on doing as a career and then said that's all we really need to know. My concern is I was the very last person to be interviews and people prior to me said they asked the usual "if you're under pressure what would you do, what are your strengths" etc. I got none of that! Is this a bad thing? Does it sound like they already made their minds up? Or could it be that they liked me in the group?
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    (Original post by Emmanaomii)
    So today I went for a group interview at Center Parcs for waitressing, overall the interview was around 3 and a half hours long with around 25 of us - I was the first one to turn up so I thought I had made a good impression, and I was very confident in the teamwork activities, however when it got to the 1:1 interview they barely asked me anything! They asked about my availability and what I plan on doing as a career and then said that's all we really need to know. My concern is I was the very last person to be interviews and people prior to me said they asked the usual "if you're under pressure what would you do, what are your strengths" etc. I got none of that! Is this a bad thing? Does it sound like they already made their minds up? Or could it be that they liked me in the group?
    Interviewers are human too and repetitiveness gets boring really fast I think you'll be fine it's just that your interview ended earlier. I wouldn't sweat it you definitely got brownie points for turning up early. They're far more interested in how you performed in the group activities.
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    It doesn't necessarily mean that they didn't like you. It could be because they were running out of time, interested in your background or had seen enough from your group work!
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    (Original post by cheesecakelove)
    It doesn't necessarily mean that they didn't like you. It could be because they were running out of time, interested in your background or had seen enough from your group work!
    Yeah I think he was sort of rushing because it was going on nearly 4 hours since the interview started! But he said I should know by the weekend so we'll see, just know I'm up against some really nice people
 
 
 
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