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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by bummyla(m): 8:39am On Feb 10, 2022
I pray you get the job!

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by Nobody: 8:52am On Feb 10, 2022
I advice u, next time use ur phone instead of laptop.
All u have to do is download ZOOM, SKYP, etc. Base on the link sent to u. Put ur pone in speak out. U re good to go.
This can even make it essay for one to move around while on the interview.

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by techgen(m): 9:03am On Feb 10, 2022
My own interview experience was with a scholarship board in Australia...na so empty hen take almost cast me...them NEPA come take light...na so I move pass jet go on gen.
The Australian Lady just they smile look me...she come pity me rescheduled the appointment, on the set day again, empty hen start their now fluctuations.... Na ones I tell her say, this na one of the problem....I won solve, that's why I needed the scholarship and like this na me dey in the best condition to liberate my local fellows..na once, she say exactly.
At that moment, I know say the scholarship don set.
I later got the scholarship... But because of Coro dey block boarder....I nor fit honor the scholarship till date...but God know why.
The lesson I learn na to take advantage of every setback.
Goodluck OP.

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by Vulcanheph(m): 9:03am On Feb 10, 2022
Op... I'm sure you'll get the job.

Nigeria is indeed a frustrating place that hinders growth.

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by donmarshia(m): 9:05am On Feb 10, 2022
This is hilarious!

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by laiza(m): 9:31am On Feb 10, 2022
Supreme145:

The hiccups made the interview kinda fun shaa, I answered her questions to the best of my abilities. She kept nodding her head, don't know if it was out of sympathy or affirmation. I thought I would be nervous since it was my first interview but I wasn't.
My brother thumbs up to you and congrats ahead. You did the very best anyone would do under the circumstances. Nigeria can frustrate the living day out of you if you're not built for occasional Bleep ups like these...suffice to say it is these kind of scenarios that actually lands you your dream job because the interviewer sees ingenuity and passion in you. All the best King �

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by Veenbanks(m): 9:37am On Feb 10, 2022
You sure going to get the job. Funny guy. grin
Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by jesmond3945: 9:41am On Feb 10, 2022
Supreme145:

I get your point baba, it's not like I gave up, I sent out over 200 applications within one month when nothing was forthcoming I had to slow down and reinforce so as to come up with a better portfolio.
in your cv did you put your projects?
Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by Arkadrob(m): 9:50am On Feb 10, 2022
You have gotten the job already. Congratulations Op! Nigeria wahala won't limit your shine.

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by chycco: 9:51am On Feb 10, 2022
Funny though, and yeah I can relate.
One time I travelled to the village, there I recieved a mail for a virtual interview schedule with login details.
To avoid any hiccup I decided to go back to the city very early the next day.

Got to my place of work. Used the spare time to search for a better office setting with little or no noise.

Finally got two different office spaces.

20minutes prior to the time, got my wireless ear bud ready logged on to BlueJean app, every seem perfectly working, then i logged out.
Then the time came, I logged on again met this beautiful lady all smiles waiting for me, then I was like oh yeah today is gonna be a good day.
She did the usual introduction, then when I thought things where going on well, Boom just like a planned deal customers started trooping into the office in two's and three's, talking to each other in such a loud voice, I tried to turn my laptop so she won't see them, but the more I tried the more these people kept coming close to me asking me loads of questions, the environment become heated and uncomfortable, I gestured to a couple of them to keep their voices down, but they weren't taking it.
Then the lady noticed my frustration and offered to pause for 10-15 min so I can get a better environment. I thanked her and apologize, promising to come back online quick.
I packed my stuff, left the office space for them. Little did I know that my problem has just started. I searched the remaining offices, they were filled to the brim with customers. Damn that was an unusual thing to happen on a Wednesday afternoon.
Then the only option left to me was to use my directors office and hell yeah I have access to it.
With my laptop, charger, mobile phone and Bluetooth in my hand I made way to my directors office, only to be greeted by an external auditor, lounging in the rocking chair and making a loud phone call with the thickest Yoruba accent.
I murmured to myself "jesus, no no no not today not today".
Then I moved straight to the stored room, shut the door and turn the key.
Powered my lappy and got back online, this time the beautiful lady was gone, I don't know what happened, perhaps she had waited and lost patience.
I was greeted by a man, this guy decided to turn off his camera so I could only hear him speak. Talking to a man is the last thing I needed in this situation, I almost immediately demanded to speak to the previous lady, but I kept my cool.
So in the most professional way, he ran me through the interview process. I was sweating profusely because there was no fan or AC installed in the stored room. It was like hell. I kept wiping my face,and each wipe came with a smile, I tried to fake that everything was fine, but it wasn't. Worse case I can't see the interviewer's face so I can't figure what was going on in this head.
So in the end, he asked if I had any question to ask, I said no and apologized again.
He said okay and gave me the usual line "we'll get back to you".
Dear comrades its been over 3months, never heard from them. Have already moved on.

Note: My advice, just get yourself checked into a hotel whenever you have a virtual interview or assessment to curb all this hiccups.

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by idahme(m): 10:29am On Feb 10, 2022
My rib.....you are the official clown of the week.

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by extremophile: 10:53am On Feb 10, 2022
Please mention me when there's an update on this.
Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by ManOfCompetence(m): 11:07am On Feb 10, 2022
Supreme145:
After sending loads of applications for remote web dev positions throughout December without success I stopped applying and went into blockchain development. Last week I was replying a message on my LinkedIn account when I saw this jnr WordPress developer vacancy that popped up. I just applied since it takes less than a minute to do so on LinkedIn.

I was surprised when they sent me a mail two days later with a link to an assessment which I took and submitted. They got back to me some days later to fix an interview date, I choose Feb 9 among the listed options. The time options included 7pm, 7:15pm and 7:30pm and I chose the 1st option. The interview was supposed to last for just 15 minutes.

I left Chelsea's match that I was watching at half time to prepare for my interview. I asked one of my Nairaland friends for data and he sent me 3gb, I was all set up by 6:44 pm with a Bluetooth that I borrowed from a friend for the occasion. I didn't want any stories. If only I knew what was lying in wait for me....6:52 pm.....Boom!!! NEPA took light.

My laptop was fully charged but knowing fully well that my battery was not trustworthy, it would last 2 hours when it's in a good mood and 5 minutes on it's angry days. I grabbed my charger and extension and ran off to a nearby restaurant in my area. You think Usian Bolt can run baa? If you see my speed this evening you will like me. It was a combination of Bolt and Ben Johnson. I ran like a criminal that was escaping an angry mob about to lynch him, with the way I was grabbing my PC under my armpit I could easily be mistaken for a thief by the way.

I got there by 6:59 pm, plugged my stuffs and connected to the zoom call by 7: 02 pm, the beautiful oyinbo woman was already waiting. While she was in a well lit apartment, I was in a place with red and blue bulbs with my face barely visible even though I supported the light with my phone torch light flashing straight to my face.

She smiled immediately I came online, and murmured something, omo the Bluetooth was not connected o. Something I tested before connecting to the call, I was fumbling with my Bluetooth settings while she kept talking and gesticulating if I could hear her. The Bluetooth was connected to the system but was somehow not working, she saved me from my misery when she suggested we port to google meet for the interview.

I used the opportunity to check my Bluetooth settings well and connected to the call through a link she sent to my mail almost immediately. In the middle of the interview the restaurant gen went off throwing everywhere into darkness.... Omo!!!

I had to keep shining teeth and stretching my small eyes to its elastic limit because they were the only visible things from my end. She burst into laughter and I couldn't help but join her. It was as if she was in heaven calling someone in hell. I apologized and she told me not to worry that she understands amidst another bout of laughter that she was struggling to contain.

She shaa finished the interview with the normal I will get back to you after accessing the performance of other candidates, I still apologized for my interview settings hoping it won't affect my chances, she assured me that it won't have any bearing on her decision making as regards to selection of the successful candidate. She couldn't stop smiling throughout the interview that lasted for like 20 mins.

I packed my kaya and went home. I laughed my heart out while I narrated everything to my friend who rolled on the floor with laughter. The image of my eyes and teeth in darkness was so hilarious. This was actually my first interview and it will definitely live long in my memory.

Have you experienced something similar?? Please share for the fun


Naija my country... grin grin......
A simple prayer commiting everything into God's hands would have been helpful though.....but it's not too late, that scenario could turn to your advantage just commit the job to God
Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by AliyuMahdi9: 11:31am On Feb 10, 2022
Except you need to Share your screen, you really don't need a Laptop for a Zoom meeting; Smart phone is just alright

Supreme145:
After sending loads of applications for remote web dev positions throughout December without success I stopped applying and went into blockchain development. Last week I was replying a message on my LinkedIn account when I saw this jnr WordPress developer vacancy that popped up. I just applied since it takes less than a minute to do so on LinkedIn.

I was surprised when they sent me a mail two days later with a link to an assessment which I took and submitted. They got back to me some days later to fix an interview date, I choose Feb 9 among the listed options. The time options included 7pm, 7:15pm and 7:30pm and I chose the 1st option. The interview was supposed to last for just 15 minutes.

I left Chelsea's match that I was watching at half time to prepare for my interview. I asked one of my Nairaland friends for data and he sent me 3gb, I was all set up by 6:44 pm with a Bluetooth that I borrowed from a friend for the occasion. I didn't want any stories. If only I knew what was lying in wait for me....6:52 pm.....Boom!!! NEPA took light.

My laptop was fully charged but knowing fully well that my battery was not trustworthy, it would last 2 hours when it's in a good mood and 5 minutes on it's angry days. I grabbed my charger and extension and ran off to a nearby restaurant in my area. You think Usian Bolt can run baa? If you see my speed this evening you will like me. It was a combination of Bolt and Ben Johnson. I ran like a criminal that was escaping an angry mob about to lynch him, with the way I was grabbing my PC under my armpit I could easily be mistaken for a thief by the way.

I got there by 6:59 pm, plugged my stuffs and connected to the zoom call by 7: 02 pm, the beautiful oyinbo woman was already waiting. While she was in a well lit apartment, I was in a place with red and blue bulbs with my face barely visible even though I supported the light with my phone torch light flashing straight to my face.

She smiled immediately I came online, and murmured something, omo the Bluetooth was not connected o. Something I tested before connecting to the call, I was fumbling with my Bluetooth settings while she kept talking and gesticulating if I could hear her. The Bluetooth was connected to the system but was somehow not working, she saved me from my misery when she suggested we port to google meet for the interview.

I used the opportunity to check my Bluetooth settings well and connected to the call through a link she sent to my mail almost immediately. In the middle of the interview the restaurant gen went off throwing everywhere into darkness.... Omo!!!

I had to keep shining teeth and stretching my small eyes to its elastic limit because they were the only visible things from my end. She burst into laughter and I couldn't help but join her. It was as if she was in heaven calling someone in hell. I apologized and she told me not to worry that she understands amidst another bout of laughter that she was struggling to contain.

She shaa finished the interview with the normal I will get back to you after accessing the performance of other candidates, I still apologized for my interview settings hoping it won't affect my chances, she assured me that it won't have any bearing on her decision making as regards to selection of the successful candidate. She couldn't stop smiling throughout the interview that lasted for like 20 mins.

I packed my kaya and went home. I laughed my heart out while I narrated everything to my friend who rolled on the floor with laughter. The image of my eyes and teeth in darkness was so hilarious. This was actually my first interview and it will definitely live long in my memory.

Have you experienced something similar?? Please share for the fun

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by Tochukwu30(m): 11:45am On Feb 10, 2022
Bro your story is quite funny ���. I have been laughing all through. E be like say devil just remember you that day.

I had a similar experience recently. I was suppose to have a zoom call for a Ruby on Rails position. The call was to finalise a few details about the role. The issue I had was with Internet connection. I use airtel's mifi. Just exactly the time for the call, my Internet connection went bad. OMG I was sweating profusely because the person I was suppose to have the call with keeps to time.

Quickly, I had to subscribe for 1gb data on my mtn yet it was still unstable. Thankfully, we were just able to have the call with a few network glitches here and there. In the end I had to apologise for the inconveniences experienced.

This just goes to show you what developers in Nigeria go through and it also speaks volume of our resilience and persistence to keep going irrespective of the challenges we encounter.

Having a good solar system will help with power supply challenges. With regards to Internet connection, just subscribe to different networks.

I hope you land the gig.

Supreme145:
After sending loads of applications for remote web dev positions throughout December without success I stopped applying and went into blockchain development. Last week I was replying a message on my LinkedIn account when I saw this jnr WordPress developer vacancy that popped up. I just applied since it takes less than a minute to do so on LinkedIn.

I was surprised when they sent me a mail two days later with a link to an assessment which I took and submitted. They got back to me some days later to fix an interview date, I choose Feb 9 among the listed options. The time options included 7pm, 7:15pm and 7:30pm and I chose the 1st option. The interview was supposed to last for just 15 minutes.

I left Chelsea's match that I was watching at half time to prepare for my interview. I asked one of my Nairaland friends for data and he sent me 3gb, I was all set up by 6:44 pm with a Bluetooth that I borrowed from a friend for the occasion. I didn't want any stories. If only I knew what was lying in wait for me....6:52 pm.....Boom!!! NEPA took light.

My laptop was fully charged but knowing fully well that my battery was not trustworthy, it would last 2 hours when it's in a good mood and 5 minutes on it's angry days. I grabbed my charger and extension and ran off to a nearby restaurant in my area. You think Usian Bolt can run baa? If you see my speed this evening you will like me. It was a combination of Bolt and Ben Johnson. I ran like a criminal that was escaping an angry mob about to lynch him, with the way I was grabbing my PC under my armpit I could easily be mistaken for a thief by the way.

I got there by 6:59 pm, plugged my stuffs and connected to the zoom call by 7: 02 pm, the beautiful oyinbo woman was already waiting. While she was in a well lit apartment, I was in a place with red and blue bulbs with my face barely visible even though I supported the light with my phone torch light flashing straight to my face.

She smiled immediately I came online, and murmured something, omo the Bluetooth was not connected o. Something I tested before connecting to the call, I was fumbling with my Bluetooth settings while she kept talking and gesticulating if I could hear her. The Bluetooth was connected to the system but was somehow not working, she saved me from my misery when she suggested we port to google meet for the interview.

I used the opportunity to check my Bluetooth settings well and connected to the call through a link she sent to my mail almost immediately. In the middle of the interview the restaurant gen went off throwing everywhere into darkness.... Omo!!!

I had to keep shining teeth and stretching my small eyes to its elastic limit because they were the only visible things from my end. She burst into laughter and I couldn't help but join her. It was as if she was in heaven calling someone in hell. I apologized and she told me not to worry that she understands amidst another bout of laughter that she was struggling to contain.

She shaa finished the interview with the normal I will get back to you after accessing the performance of other candidates, I still apologized for my interview settings hoping it won't affect my chances, she assured me that it won't have any bearing on her decision making as regards to selection of the successful candidate. She couldn't stop smiling throughout the interview that lasted for like 20 mins.

I packed my kaya and went home. I laughed my heart out while I narrated everything to my friend who rolled on the floor with laughter. The image of my eyes and teeth in darkness was so hilarious. This was actually my first interview and it will definitely live long in my memory.

Have you experienced something similar?? Please share for the fun

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by Idaytesj29(m): 12:05pm On Feb 10, 2022
Supreme145:
After sending loads of applications for remote web dev positions throughout December without success I stopped applying and went into blockchain development. Last week I was replying a message on my LinkedIn account when I saw this jnr WordPress developer vacancy that popped up. I just applied since it takes less than a minute to do so on LinkedIn.

I was surprised when they sent me a mail two days later with a link to an assessment which I took and submitted. They got back to me some days later to fix an interview date, I choose Feb 9 among the listed options. The time options included 7pm, 7:15pm and 7:30pm and I chose the 1st option. The interview was supposed to last for just 15 minutes.

I left Chelsea's match that I was watching at half time to prepare for my interview. I asked one of my Nairaland friends for data and he sent me 3gb, I was all set up by 6:44 pm with a Bluetooth that I borrowed from a friend for the occasion. I didn't want any stories. If only I knew what was lying in wait for me....6:52 pm.....Boom!!! NEPA took light.

My laptop was fully charged but knowing fully well that my battery was not trustworthy, it would last 2 hours when it's in a good mood and 5 minutes on it's angry days. I grabbed my charger and extension and ran off to a nearby restaurant in my area. You think Usian Bolt can run baa? If you see my speed this evening you will like me. It was a combination of Bolt and Ben Johnson. I ran like a criminal that was escaping an angry mob about to lynch him, with the way I was grabbing my PC under my armpit I could easily be mistaken for a thief by the way.

I got there by 6:59 pm, plugged my stuffs and connected to the zoom call by 7: 02 pm, the beautiful oyinbo woman was already waiting. While she was in a well lit apartment, I was in a place with red and blue bulbs with my face barely visible even though I supported the light with my phone torch light flashing straight to my face.

She smiled immediately I came online, and murmured something, omo the Bluetooth was not connected o. Something I tested before connecting to the call, I was fumbling with my Bluetooth settings while she kept talking and gesticulating if I could hear her. The Bluetooth was connected to the system but was somehow not working, she saved me from my misery when she suggested we port to google meet for the interview.

I used the opportunity to check my Bluetooth settings well and connected to the call through a link she sent to my mail almost immediately. In the middle of the interview the restaurant gen went off throwing everywhere into darkness.... Omo!!!

I had to keep shining teeth and stretching my small eyes to its elastic limit because they were the only visible things from my end. She burst into laughter and I couldn't help but join her. It was as if she was in heaven calling someone in hell. I apologized and she told me not to worry that she understands amidst another bout of laughter that she was struggling to contain.

She shaa finished the interview with the normal I will get back to you after accessing the performance of other candidates, I still apologized for my interview settings hoping it won't affect my chances, she assured me that it won't have any bearing on her decision making as regards to selection of the successful candidate. She couldn't stop smiling throughout the interview that lasted for like 20 mins.

I packed my kaya and went home. I laughed my heart out while I narrated everything to my friend who rolled on the floor with laughter. The image of my eyes and teeth in darkness was so hilarious. This was actually my first interview and it will definitely live long in my memory.

Have you experienced something similar?? Please share for the fun

I have been rolling on the floor reading your experience. I like the white lady, she shows a lot of understanding. But don't bank on it, some of them can DL be deceptive. Their okay may not be okay

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by ProfAmaben(m): 12:33pm On Feb 10, 2022
tensazangetsu20:
You applied for a few jobs and stopped. You never ready. You should be applying to jobs everyday like a job now and never take interviews to heart. The frustrations you got is just the beginning. You havent lost a job cause the company cant figure out how to pay you or shit internet or electricity. Theres no programmer working remotely who doesnt hate Nigeria with all the passion inside them.

grin I can relate, had my Sprint planning with my Polish team lead, Romanian PM and another Polish developer, when it was the turn of this intelligent Nigerian algomachine, Nepa took the light, I had to disable my video out of shame grin

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by ProfAmaben(m): 12:35pm On Feb 10, 2022
dreofGod:
Bro, I have a feeling that you've got the job and it might just be you deciding to take the job or not at the end. Also, the light issue will make it easier for the woman to remember you, she might have stored your name in her brain with 'power outage'.

Doesn't work that way o, other candidates may have stable power and equally perform better or are even better. Predicaments aren't signs or whatever.

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by lordally(m): 12:39pm On Feb 10, 2022
otemeh01:

Honestly things like this are bond to happen when u find urself in this country. That's why you need to think ahead and subscribe to more than one network provider so that u can just switch.
There was this online test I took recently, I subbed MTN and Glo. On the D-Day, Glo had issues so, I switched to MTN. The network con dey fumble. And webcam dey monitor me. I nor fit standup go check wetin dey do my network. Besides, they talk say they no want noise o. Person from nowhere just go back of window begin play music. I just dey smile dey look screen but I just dey wish say I fit go shout for that person. Before I submit that test eh, na war.

Guy laugh Dom keeh me for here!!! Hahahahaha Omo no be small thing!!! How far u later get the job?
Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by Nobody: 12:44pm On Feb 10, 2022
grin
Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by Blissbath(f): 1:02pm On Feb 10, 2022
Supreme145:

Sure baba I will
very funny
Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by MyPoint: 2:59pm On Feb 10, 2022
Avast:


Those people praying above that you will get the job are hypocrites......If they are the owner of the company or the interviewer can they give you the job.
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Boss please don't relent as tensazangetsu20 has said. I pray that you get a job that will favour you. Amen

And you still prayed at the end of it allgrin grin grin. But I know you are not a hypocrite cheesy cheesy cheesy

When we pray in this kind of situation it signifies you are wishing the person well. WIth God everything is possible you know.

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by Jackipapa: 4:29pm On Feb 10, 2022
9ger 4 life, 9ger no dey disappoint!
Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by otemeh01(m): 4:30pm On Feb 10, 2022
lordally:


Guy laugh Dom keeh me for here!!! Hahahahaha Omo no be small thing!!! How far u later get the job?
Still haven't heard from them. Tho, they haven't given any feedback to those who took the test.
Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by causewahala: 4:31pm On Feb 10, 2022
Funny enough, it's people like op that get selected for positions even after the drama. Funny occurrence. All the best bro.
Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by lookingfly: 4:32pm On Feb 10, 2022
Supreme145:
After sending loads of applications for remote web dev positions throughout December without success I stopped applying and went into blockchain development. Last week I was replying a message on my LinkedIn account when I saw this jnr WordPress developer vacancy that popped up. I just applied since it takes less than a minute to do so on LinkedIn.
You're not serious, you just blew an opportunity to land yourself a job. You had the whole day to prepare but you were forming u serious and i still have money left to spend abi....just pray you get this job.
I was surprised when they sent me a mail two days later with a link to an assessment which I took and submitted. They got back to me some days later to fix an interview date, I choose Feb 9 among the listed options. The time options included 7pm, 7:15pm and 7:30pm and I chose the 1st option. The interview was supposed to last for just 15 minutes.

I left Chelsea's match that I was watching at half time to prepare for my interview. I asked one of my Nairaland friends for data and he sent me 3gb, I was all set up by 6:44 pm with a Bluetooth that I borrowed from a friend for the occasion. I didn't want any stories. If only I knew what was lying in wait for me....6:52 pm.....Boom!!! NEPA took light.

My laptop was fully charged but knowing fully well that my battery was not trustworthy, it would last 2 hours when it's in a good mood and 5 minutes on it's angry days. I grabbed my charger and extension and ran off to a nearby restaurant in my area. You think Usian Bolt can run baa? If you see my speed this evening you will like me. It was a combination of Bolt and Ben Johnson. I ran like a criminal that was escaping an angry mob about to lynch him, with the way I was grabbing my PC under my armpit I could easily be mistaken for a thief by the way.

I got there by 6:59 pm, plugged my stuffs and connected to the zoom call by 7: 02 pm, the beautiful oyinbo woman was already waiting. While she was in a well lit apartment, I was in a place with red and blue bulbs with my face barely visible even though I supported the light with my phone torch light flashing straight to my face.

She smiled immediately I came online, and murmured something, omo the Bluetooth was not connected o. Something I tested before connecting to the call, I was fumbling with my Bluetooth settings while she kept talking and gesticulating if I could hear her. The Bluetooth was connected to the system but was somehow not working, she saved me from my misery when she suggested we port to google meet for the interview.

I used the opportunity to check my Bluetooth settings well and connected to the call through a link she sent to my mail almost immediately. In the middle of the interview the restaurant gen went off throwing everywhere into darkness.... Omo!!!

I had to keep shining teeth and stretching my small eyes to its elastic limit because they were the only visible things from my end. She burst into laughter and I couldn't help but join her. It was as if she was in heaven calling someone in hell. I apologized and she told me not to worry that she understands amidst another bout of laughter that she was struggling to contain.

She shaa finished the interview with the normal I will get back to you after accessing the performance of other candidates, I still apologized for my interview settings hoping it won't affect my chances, she assured me that it won't have any bearing on her decision making as regards to selection of the successful candidate. She couldn't stop smiling throughout the interview that lasted for like 20 mins.

I packed my kaya and went home. I laughed my heart out while I narrated everything to my friend who rolled on the floor with laughter. The image of my eyes and teeth in darkness was so hilarious. This was actually my first interview and it will definitely live long in my memory.

Have you experienced something similar?? Please share for the fun
Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by donifez(m): 4:33pm On Feb 10, 2022
Maj196:
As a dev in Nigeria just look for an onsite job at least you are safe. Or else everything go frustrate you. Nepa, laptop, Network, Neighbor, Family sad

Omoh remote dey sweet, especially when you are in Lagos with its wahala

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by donifez(m): 4:34pm On Feb 10, 2022
HeroHero:
I advice u, next time use ur phone instead of laptop.
All u have to do is download ZOOM, SKYP, etc. Base on the link sent to u. Put ur pone in speak out. U re good to go.
This can even make it essay for one to move around while on the interview.

Most times they want a technical interview and you need your editor for that or some works you have done, which you have to share your screen for.

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by idsamoo(m): 4:35pm On Feb 10, 2022
Supreme145:
After sending loads of applications for remote web dev positions throughout December without success I stopped applying and went into blockchain development. Last week I was replying a message on my LinkedIn account when I saw this jnr WordPress developer vacancy that popped up. I just applied since it takes less than a minute to do so on LinkedIn.

I was surprised when they sent me a mail two days later with a link to an assessment which I took and submitted. They got back to me some days later to fix an interview date, I choose Feb 9 among the listed options. The time options included 7pm, 7:15pm and 7:30pm and I chose the 1st option. The interview was supposed to last for just 15 minutes.

I left Chelsea's match that I was watching at half time to prepare for my interview. I asked one of my Nairaland friends for data and he sent me 3gb, I was all set up by 6:44 pm with a Bluetooth that I borrowed from a friend for the occasion. I didn't want any stories. If only I knew what was lying in wait for me....6:52 pm.....Boom!!! NEPA took light.

My laptop was fully charged but knowing fully well that my battery was not trustworthy, it would last 2 hours when it's in a good mood and 5 minutes on it's angry days. I grabbed my charger and extension and ran off to a nearby restaurant in my area. You think Usian Bolt can run baa? If you see my speed this evening you will like me. It was a combination of Bolt and Ben Johnson. I ran like a criminal that was escaping an angry mob about to lynch him, with the way I was grabbing my PC under my armpit I could easily be mistaken for a thief by the way.

I got there by 6:59 pm, plugged my stuffs and connected to the zoom call by 7: 02 pm, the beautiful oyinbo woman was already waiting. While she was in a well lit apartment, I was in a place with red and blue bulbs with my face barely visible even though I supported the light with my phone torch light flashing straight to my face.

She smiled immediately I came online, and murmured something, omo the Bluetooth was not connected o. Something I tested before connecting to the call, I was fumbling with my Bluetooth settings while she kept talking and gesticulating if I could hear her. The Bluetooth was connected to the system but was somehow not working, she saved me from my misery when she suggested we port to google meet for the interview.

I used the opportunity to check my Bluetooth settings well and connected to the call through a link she sent to my mail almost immediately. In the middle of the interview the restaurant gen went off throwing everywhere into darkness.... Omo!!!

I had to keep shining teeth and stretching my small eyes to its elastic limit because they were the only visible things from my end. She burst into laughter and I couldn't help but join her. It was as if she was in heaven calling someone in hell. I apologized and she told me not to worry that she understands amidst another bout of laughter that she was struggling to contain.

She shaa finished the interview with the normal I will get back to you after accessing the performance of other candidates, I still apologized for my interview settings hoping it won't affect my chances, she assured me that it won't have any bearing on her decision making as regards to selection of the successful candidate. She couldn't stop smiling throughout the interview that lasted for like 20 mins.

I packed my kaya and went home. I laughed my heart out while I narrated everything to my friend who rolled on the floor with laughter. The image of my eyes and teeth in darkness was so hilarious. This was actually my first interview and it will definitely live long in my memory.

Have you experienced something similar?? Please share for the fun
� lmao..you are real clown!

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by King44(m): 4:35pm On Feb 10, 2022
Supreme145:
After sending loads of applications for remote web dev positions throughout December without success I stopped applying and went into blockchain development. Last week I was replying a message on my LinkedIn account when I saw this jnr WordPress developer vacancy that popped up. I just applied since it takes less than a minute to do so on LinkedIn.

I was surprised when they sent me a mail two days later with a link to an assessment which I took and submitted. They got back to me some days later to fix an interview date, I choose Feb 9 among the listed options. The time options included 7pm, 7:15pm and 7:30pm and I chose the 1st option. The interview was supposed to last for just 15 minutes.

I left Chelsea's match that I was watching at half time to prepare for my interview. I asked one of my Nairaland friends for data and he sent me 3gb, I was all set up by 6:44 pm with a Bluetooth that I borrowed from a friend for the occasion. I didn't want any stories. If only I knew what was lying in wait for me....6:52 pm.....Boom!!! NEPA took light.

My laptop was fully charged but knowing fully well that my battery was not trustworthy, it would last 2 hours when it's in a good mood and 5 minutes on it's angry days. I grabbed my charger and extension and ran off to a nearby restaurant in my area. You think Usian Bolt can run baa? If you see my speed this evening you will like me. It was a combination of Bolt and Ben Johnson. I ran like a criminal that was escaping an angry mob about to lynch him, with the way I was grabbing my PC under my armpit I could easily be mistaken for a thief by the way.

I got there by 6:59 pm, plugged my stuffs and connected to the zoom call by 7: 02 pm, the beautiful oyinbo woman was already waiting. While she was in a well lit apartment, I was in a place with red and blue bulbs with my face barely visible even though I supported the light with my phone torch light flashing straight to my face.

She smiled immediately I came online, and murmured something, omo the Bluetooth was not connected o. Something I tested before connecting to the call, I was fumbling with my Bluetooth settings while she kept talking and gesticulating if I could hear her. The Bluetooth was connected to the system but was somehow not working, she saved me from my misery when she suggested we port to google meet for the interview.

I used the opportunity to check my Bluetooth settings well and connected to the call through a link she sent to my mail almost immediately. In the middle of the interview the restaurant gen went off throwing everywhere into darkness.... Omo!!!

I had to keep shining teeth and stretching my small eyes to its elastic limit because they were the only visible things from my end. She burst into laughter and I couldn't help but join her. It was as if she was in heaven calling someone in hell. I apologized and she told me not to worry that she understands amidst another bout of laughter that she was struggling to contain.

She shaa finished the interview with the normal I will get back to you after accessing the performance of other candidates, I still apologized for my interview settings hoping it won't affect my chances, she assured me that it won't have any bearing on her decision making as regards to selection of the successful candidate. She couldn't stop smiling throughout the interview that lasted for like 20 mins.

I packed my kaya and went home. I laughed my heart out while I narrated everything to my friend who rolled on the floor with laughter. The image of my eyes and teeth in darkness was so hilarious. This was actually my first interview and it will definitely live long in my memory.

Have you experienced something similar?? Please share for the fun
I laughed my heart out. I pray that God will send us a heaven saint that would fix our electricity issue.

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by fineboynl(m): 4:36pm On Feb 10, 2022
grin while you were running along with the laptop Sars would have bundled you. We know the corntree we are

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Re: My Funny Interview Experience With A Foreign Firm by ImoleNaija: 4:36pm On Feb 10, 2022
Very funny

May all be well with Naija.

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