One Queen’s alumna (who shall remain nameless for obvious reasons) reveals the mistake she made during a recent virtual interview.
“I was due to sit an automated virtual job interview with a big company. I got a shower, washed my hair and wrapped a towel around my wet hair while I did my make-up. With my dressing gown on and the towel still wrapped around my head, I thought I’d jump online and complete the mock interview the company had sent me in preparation for the interview proper. My intention was to dry my hair and get dressed into my interview outfit after completing the mock.
What I didn’t realise was that the mock interview automatically sent you in to the live recording of your actual virtual interview straight afterwards.
“I had no choice but to see it through and attempt to answer the interview questions on camera wearing my dressing gown and a towel on my head!
“It was mortifying to say the least. And no, I didn’t get the job!”
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