Thanks for all your support ladies. I really appreciate it. There aren’t so many people I can talk to so frankly IRL about this, except for Darling Husband, and then I just feel like I’m letting him down, and he’s judging me for getting so nervous etc etc.
I’m just home from the interview, and it didn’t go great. They asked me some tricky technical questions (about insurance company regulation and reserving, technical pricing, and setting risk control frameworks for credit investments), which really threw me, and made me super nervous. Also, which is highly embarressing, I started to get emotional, and my voice broke. That’s never happened before – don’t know whether it’s because I’m in a bad place having just been made redundant, or because I have PMS, or because I’m still trying to get pregnant but can’t even do that either, or combination of everything.
I’d be highly surprised if I get asked back for a second interview. I’d be embarresed to even see the two people I interviewed with again… <sigh>
Got another interview for a different company on Friday, so going to try and chill out this eve, and then focus on that from tomorrow. My brain is pretty much mush, as it was when they started firing technical questions at me, and I started saying some really too generic, and some stupid things.
@canthugallcats: Thanks for the idea about the thank you card. However, I work in an incredibly conservative industry, and all recruitment info goes through the agent, so I don’t think I’ll do this. I appreciate it probably would work really really well in a small company, or a more modern industry.
@material_girlxx: I usually use this technique of asking lots of questions. Unfortunately, this time, they were running to their pretty tight schedule of questions to ask, and both of them were writing down every single thing I said, and then some, which was really off-putting 🙁
@FrenchNewlyWed: How did your interview go? And when do you find out? FX it’s good news 🙂