It was scary, I found it hard to get my words out, the nerves where out of control but I managed to do an okay job… I think.
The first 40 minutes was a formal interview and as I spoke my brain was racing faster than I can speak and I can talk pretty fast so it was like a verbal machine gun going off.
We went through my printed CV that they hadn’t seen because recruiters send over formatted CVs so lesson learned, always send over a nice designer CV as well. And then we looked at my portfolio.
The portfolio was only two projects, that I had recently completed; a dashboard redesign and a class room timer. I structured each project into:
Summary of what was done and learned
This seemed to go down well. This was then followed by a Challenge where they wanted to see my process. I sketched, made notes, tried to understand the brief and then did a couple of things I had learned in workshops and courses to try to show my final idea.
This was followed by a Q/A and I’m feeling good about how it went! Fingers crossed.
Have you had any interview experiences recently? If so share some insights and let me know how it went.