Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,775,720 members, 6,612,503 topics. Date: Thursday, 02 December 2021 at 02:07 AM

My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. - Jobs/Vacancies - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Jobs/Vacancies / My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. (4367 Views)

My Interview Experience / My Friend's Interview Experience With A Company In Lekki / Does anyone know a thing about CF LEAD? (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (Reply) (Go Down)

My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by charles009(m): 1:00pm On Jul 12, 2018
Last Month, my friend tipped me off that a new company is sourcing for experienced hands in Marketing and Sales. Though the conditions were stiff, I decided to keep my options open so I applied.(i don't really need the job, i love honing my skills to be able to compete, preparation!!)

Saturday was the interview day, held at a hotel in highbrow area of Victoria Island, I arrived the venue to behold thoroughly drilled men and ladies in suits, in their own rights, cleanly shaved. about 10 of us. I was my usual self, a milk coloured chinos, a white shirt and a blue suit to match my rather casual looks, and of-course I keep cleanly shaved beards.

After a few mins a mixed breed lady walked in and said we were gonna write a little assessment to gauge competence,this announcement was met with silent murmurs from us. As I flipped through the questions, I noticed they were purely credit questions. (bankers would understand) At that point I understood, the essence of all the suits and clean shave lol. immediately I gestured towards the door, the lady questioned why, i reminded her my experiences are in FMCG not Credit institution. so definitely i should be in a wrong place. She persuaded me to stay that it was the MD who personally screened the list before approving the invite. Anyways I stayed and still vehemently but politely refused to answer those questions.
After the sessions we were shortlisted for an interviews immediately, my name was the last name on the list. I was very angry and felt i needed to leave, but when i saw the sumptuous meals they were gonna treat us to, I simply decided to stay. while we discussed we collectively agreed to give them salary in the region of 400k and above( I currently earn above 400k though, read on you will see reason why i made this remark) Then there was a twist, people who came Outside lagos were given 30k while within lagos was 5k. a whole lot of us demanded for the list and suddenly everybody came outside lagos lol.

Finally it was my turn, i walked in to a panel of over 8 people, i was bold enough, though nervous initially, They all laughed, finally the man who refused to write our quiz. tell us why, i reminded them that i better not answer and look stupid before them, I do not have competence in that area i reminded them. they totally inundated me with questions, I was ripping the questions to shreds you know that kind thing. At some point, I started showing them figures. it was time for the MD to speak, gracefully he said, thank you young man, you are a very strong candidate nonetheless. you really thought us strategy. The secretary now gave me a white envelope and said its 30k for your fare back, i immediately reminded her, I came from ikeja. she smiled, you can keep the money. you will hear from us was the last word i heard from the MD

Tuesday, 8pm local time, my phone rang, and it goes my name is ****** the HR of ******. i will like to make you an offer, please revert if you accept or reject. Guys the offer made was crazy, i repeat outright crazy. still thinking about it though, cos my new place of work is just so much mad fun. will let you guys know if i accept or decline the offer.

Afterthoughts: I am still thinking why I was the preferred candidate?
would love to know your thoughts as I will also include mine in the comment section.

8 Likes

Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by 777Likes9Shares: 1:12pm On Jul 12, 2018
Oh wow OP I recall your experience about getting to the top young almost ruined your career. You seem to get invites easily... grin
Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by adewumiopeyemi(m): 2:22pm On Jul 12, 2018
Hunnnm I. Smell....... grin cheesy cheesy

7 Likes 1 Share

Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by Neroski(f): 2:22pm On Jul 12, 2018
Either way, I am happy for you and believe you will make the best decision. However, since it's a new company, surely there must be other available positions. If you accept their offer, please link me up o

1 Like

Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by jaksmillioniar: 2:25pm On Jul 12, 2018
adewumiopeyemi:
Hunnnm I. Smell....... grin cheesy cheesy
Jix JixNation see ur guy lolz
Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by adewumiopeyemi(m): 2:28pm On Jul 12, 2018
Who be my guy undecided
jaksmillioniar:
Jix JixNation see ur guy lolz
Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by Okewa(m): 3:45pm On Jul 12, 2018
Hmmmm....I jst hope u are telling the truth because pole will want to toll did ur line
Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by Mikkyjay17(m): 4:52pm On Jul 12, 2018
What scaled you through the interview process was accepting your Weakness which turns out to Strength, and the coy was pleased with your veracity.

2 Likes

Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by Bintabisiriyu(m): 5:31pm On Jul 12, 2018
People dey lie sha

6 Likes

Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by FunnyDude(m): 5:39pm On Jul 12, 2018
You framed this up in your dream I smell lies

5 Likes

Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by ednut1(m): 6:07pm On Jul 12, 2018
Bullocks mixed with lies.breed is for animals u say mixed race
Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by alex81(m): 6:07pm On Jul 12, 2018
Following
Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by NinaJoy(f): 6:40pm On Jul 12, 2018
Nice story but just in case u re not lieing and there re still recruiting pls link a girl up

1 Like

Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by AgentGoat: 7:10pm On Jul 12, 2018
Make I contact IFA whether to believe this story or not undecided
Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by Dollarship(m): 7:36pm On Jul 12, 2018
The LA (LIE AWARD) goes to charles009
Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by Yohh: 7:41pm On Jul 12, 2018
charles009:

I was very angry and felt i needed to leave, but when i saw the sumptuous meals they were gonna treat us to, I simply decided to stay. while we discussed we collectively agreed to give them salary in the region of 400k and above( I currently earn above 400k though, read on you will see reason why i made this remark)

Tuesday, 8pm local time, my phone rang, and it goes my name is ****** the HR of ******. i will like to make you an offer, please revert if you accept or reject. Guys the offer made was crazy, i repeat outright crazy. still thinking about it though, cos my new place of work is just so much mad fun. will let you guys know if i accept or decline the offer.


U said u will state why u made d remark of ur current earning of 400k plus, reason not stated
If the offer made u so so crazy, then why d prolonged consideration on whether u will still accept?
Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by fuckboys: 9:12pm On Jul 12, 2018
OP shey if I call you a FOOL now you'll say I'm wicked

1 Like

Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by semasir: 9:38pm On Jul 12, 2018
Well..... You can accept their offer and refer me to that your MAD OFFICE so I can be engaged. Thanks.

charles009:

Last Month, my friend tipped me off that a new company is sourcing for experienced hands in Marketing and Sales. Though the conditions were stiff, I decided to keep my options open so I applied.(i don't really need the job, i love honing my skills to be able to compete, preparation!!)

Saturday was the interview day, held at a hotel in highbrow area of Victoria Island, I arrived the venue to behold thoroughly drilled men and ladies in suits, in their own rights, cleanly shaved. about 10 of us. I was my usual self, a milk coloured chinos, a white shirt and a blue suit to match my rather casual looks, and of-course I keep cleanly shaved beards.

After a few mins a mixed breed lady walked in and said we were gonna write a little assessment to gauge competence,this announcement was met with silent murmurs from us. As I flipped through the questions, I noticed they were purely credit questions. (bankers would understand) At that point I understood, the essence of all the suits and clean shave lol. immediately I gestured towards the door, the lady questioned why, i reminded her my experiences are in FMCG not Credit institution. so definitely i should be in a wrong place. She persuaded me to stay that it was the MD who personally screened the list before approving the invite. Anyways I stayed and still vehemently but politely refused to answer those questions.
After the sessions we were shortlisted for an interviews immediately, my name was the last name on the list. I was very angry and felt i needed to leave, but when i saw the sumptuous meals they were gonna treat us to, I simply decided to stay. while we discussed we collectively agreed to give them salary in the region of 400k and above( I currently earn above 400k though, read on you will see reason why i made this remark) Then there was a twist, people who came Outside lagos were given 30k while within lagos was 5k. a whole lot of us demanded for the list and suddenly everybody came outside lagos lol.

Finally it was my turn, i walked in to a panel of over 8 people, i was bold enough, though nervous initially, They all laughed, finally the man who refused to write our quiz. tell us why, i reminded them that i better not answer and look stupid before them, I do not have competence in that area i reminded them. they totally inundated me with questions, I was ripping the questions to shreds you know that kind thing. At some point, I started showing them figures. it was time for the MD to speak, gracefully he said, thank you young man, you are a very strong candidate nonetheless. you really thought us strategy. The secretary now gave me a white envelope and said its 30k for your fare back, i immediately reminded her, I came from ikeja. she smiled, you can keep the money. you will hear from us was the last word i heard from the MD

Tuesday, 8pm local time, my phone rang, and it goes my name is ****** the HR of ******. i will like to make you an offer, please revert if you accept or reject. Guys the offer made was crazy, i repeat outright crazy. still thinking about it though, cos my new place of work is just so much mad fun. will let you guys know if i accept or decline the offer.

Afterthoughts: I am still thinking why I was the preferred candidate?
would love to know your thoughts as I will also include mine in the comment section.


1 Like

Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by Badb0y4lyf(m): 5:57am On Jul 13, 2018
I guess I have to dust my CV again currently doing my Msc I like your courage but what gave you the boldness to walk out was because you had a job already at hand and this was more like a freestyle to you .no job seeking jobless person would walk out on that questions congratulations.

5 Likes

Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by Nobody: 6:28am On Jul 13, 2018
Folks saying this is lie don't know the beauty of having experience in the FMCG

1 Like

Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by damtan(m): 10:48am On Jul 13, 2018
you were audacious
Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by FunnyDude(m): 12:15pm On Jul 13, 2018
Nigerians are gullible. Which interview in this Lagos that will give you 30k for transportation alone.. Haba
Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by merit455(m): 12:26pm On Jul 13, 2018
Lies........,story for the gods
Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by charles009(m): 12:36pm On Jul 13, 2018
777Likes9Shares:
Oh wow OP I recall your experience about getting to the top young almost ruined your career. You seem to get invites easily... grin

Preparation brother, I've been getting ready since 2008. Two MSC over 7 certifications, numerous trainings, privileged to have worked in elite multinationals

2 Likes

Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by charles009(m): 12:37pm On Jul 13, 2018
FunnyDude:
You framed this up in your dream I smell lies

What's my motive?
Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by Nobody: 12:45pm On Jul 13, 2018
charles009:


Preparation brother, I've been getting ready since 2008. Two MSC over 7 certifications, numerous trainings, privileged to have worked in elite multinationals

Wow!
Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by charles009(m): 12:45pm On Jul 13, 2018
FunnyDude:
Nigerians are gullible. Which interview in this Lagos that will give you 30k for transportation alone.. Haba

Bros you be baby, my current job, I was flown into PH for the role, two nights accommodation. Over 12 years in elite multinationals and still barely 34years. Now I am bragging

2 Likes

Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by charles009(m): 12:48pm On Jul 13, 2018
TrumpedL:
Folks saying this is lie don't know the beauty of having experience in the FMCG

They don't know, FMCG requires constant quick thinking. It gives you an edge.

1 Like

Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by Nobody: 1:10pm On Jul 13, 2018
charles009:


They don't know, FMCG requires constant quick thinking. It gives you an edge.
True that!

You must be a veteran in that sector
Re: My Interview Experience-you Might Learn A Thing Or Two. by FunnyDude(m): 7:56pm On Jul 13, 2018
charles009:


Bros you be baby, my current job, I was flown into PH for the role, two nights accommodation. Over 12 years in elite multinationals and still barely 34years. Now I am bragging


I've been topnotch companies interview too. I repeat nobody will give you thirty K as a job applicant.
Yours is a full staff thing, so it's reasonable but op is framing.

(1) (2) (Reply)

Zidisha Loans / Unity Bank Salary / THE NNPC/DPR and THE NIGERIAN YOUTH

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 112
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.