First interview yesterday...A LITTLE strange with the questions, but everybody was really nice. It's technically a publishing office but they said they seek-out theatre people because they really mesh with them.
Some of the questions:
"How many thank you notes did you write in 2012?"
"How many minutes per week do you spend looking for something you've misplaced?"
I took the "Thank You" note question that it would make a good impression if I wrote-out a thank you note within a few hours of the interview and left it with the front desk. And if it looked weird...whatever...so was that question!
The second one, all pressure was off because my friend was present at the table and I already knew the man interviewing me. Great interview, but I had to take an HTML test and I tried to memorize codes the night before but clearly didn't do well enough in one day! The guy said to me, literally winking, that he'd let me learn it and see what he can do...sooo...sounds promising right?
I was also asked, "What's your favorite 1980's TV theme song?" at an interview yesterday. I immediately answered "Fame". Now I'm just kicking myself. I could have been so much more creative! Fame doesn't even really count because it was a movie theme song before it was a TV theme song! Why didn't I say Kate and Allie? Or start humming the theme from Highway to Heaven???
He gave me the HTML test to take home, and last night, I downloaded a manual onto my Kindle and read through it and redid the test.
I redid the test and emailed it back to him, and wrote:
That's really all I can do at this point, right?
I know that I clearly didn't have too much HTML experience, and haven't really used it since we had to make mock-websites in college, but as I said, I'm a quick learner, and I would definitely even be willing to take an online course if that would help. I downloaded a HTML for Dummies book onto my Kindle and tried to read through it, and then redid the test you had me take today. I'm sure it's not perfect, but it's definitely better than it was before...I am attaching it to this email and I'll gladly retake it again if you want me to. I'm sure it gets easier once you're used to it.
I'm so confused! This guy literally WINKED at me and told me he really liked me and if I retook the test and showed I could learn HTML, I'd have the job.
What the eff GIVES? WHAT GIVES? WHAT GIVES?