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My second job interview

“It was great to meet you in person! We would like to get you in for a second interview.

The interview will involve a written test which should take about 45 minutes. After this we will review and discuss your answers, then you will meet the rest of the team. We’re hoping this will be the final round of interviews before we make a decision.”

Yes, I am through to the next round! *Singing and dancing around the room*.

As it was a school holiday, I brought the children to my friends house. Poor them, they had to go to the movies. What a punishment.  Then I drove to the office again, a half hour drive from our house and already a familiar route.

The written part was an exercise out of the daily life. It did not go bad, but I was not really convinced that it went all that well.

After the written part the two owners of the company came to sit down with us to get to know me. It quickly turned into a nice conversation again. Ryan introduced them by their first names and their position in the company, as he was trying to keep it professional. But when I talked about the logistics involved when having children, it quickly became clear that they were his parents. As his mother could only confirm this and started telling about the sports that her sons had to be brought to. Ryan quickly tried to chance the subject with a  “Do you have any other questions?”. It was funny, I could feel the pride of the parents, but also the embarrassment of the son. And I can relate to both those feelings.

All in all, I did not have the good feeling I had after the first interview and they still had another person in the afternoon. It is down to two people now, so theoretically my chances are still 50%. Hopefully I will know more by tomorrow. And I will either have a job or go back to the search for a part time position.


Mother, wife, explorer and loving the outdoors. We recently moved to Australia, so lots to explore here. We are keeping a blog about our experiences of moving and living on a different continent as a family.

3 thoughts on “My second job interview

  1. Goed bezig Willemijn! Hopelijk krijg je goed nieuws en zo niet dan heb je iig ervaring met de Aussie interviews. Fingers crossed dat je volgende blog “My first day at work down under” wordt!


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