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Old 02-29-2016, 10:14 AM
 
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I had an interview today for an admin assistant, it was only 15 mins long... they asked me a lot of questions and I asked them one also but it wasn't very long! I am currently on mat leave and I told them I wasn't returning to my original job as I was covering mat leave myself, - they didn't ask when I'd be available but I'm guessing its because I don't have a job that or I did terribly!


Some of the questions he said "that's a good way to put it" or "i like those answers" he asked if I had other interviews which I do, I have one for the council on Friday which I told him and he asked if it was a similar role and I said yes.


He said he had more interviews to do and will be in touch, I actually want this job which is why I am posting but I am concerned I didn't do too well because of the length :/ anyone had a short interview and got the job? he didn't mention a second interview either!
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Old 02-29-2016, 01:45 PM
 
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I had an interview today for an admin assistant, it was only 15 mins long... they asked me a lot of questions and I asked them one also but it wasn't very long! I am currently on mat leave and I told them I wasn't returning to my original job as I was covering mat leave myself, - they didn't ask when I'd be available but I'm guessing its because I don't have a job that or I did terribly!


Some of the questions he said "that's a good way to put it" or "i like those answers" he asked if I had other interviews which I do, I have one for the council on Friday which I told him and he asked if it was a similar role and I said yes.


He said he had more interviews to do and will be in touch, I actually want this job which is why I am posting but I am concerned I didn't do too well because of the length :/ anyone had a short interview and got the job? he didn't mention a second interview either!
Nothing to worry about. If they want you, they will be in touch. Don't stop applying for other jobs.
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Beavercreek, OH
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I interviewed 15 minutes for my current job and walked out without giving them my official transcripts. I felt like quite the ass when I had gotten back out to the car and had to turn around and go back in.

Youll be fine.
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:30 AM
 
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My last interview for an admin position lasted a total of 10 minutes with the Managing Director. I also thought I bombed the interview by saying the wrong thing. I must have done something right because the next day they offered me the position.


You never know what goes on in the interviewer's mind you could be just fine. Good Luck!
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:58 AM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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I had an interview today for an admin assistant, it was only 15 mins long... they asked me a lot of questions and I asked them one also but it wasn't very long! I am currently on mat leave and I told them I wasn't returning to my original job as I was covering mat leave myself, - they didn't ask when I'd be available but I'm guessing its because I don't have a job that or I did terribly!


Some of the questions he said "that's a good way to put it" or "i like those answers" he asked if I had other interviews which I do, I have one for the council on Friday which I told him and he asked if it was a similar role and I said yes.


He said he had more interviews to do and will be in touch, I actually want this job which is why I am posting but I am concerned I didn't do too well because of the length :/ anyone had a short interview and got the job? he didn't mention a second interview either!


Don't "Volunteer" information UNLESS it makes you look competent, professional or intelligent...
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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If it's an admin assistant job, they probably gauged whether they wanted you or not relatively quickly, or at least formed enough of an opinion to compare you against other candidates.
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Old 03-03-2016, 05:02 PM
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Keep applying for other jobs. Also, I.m not so sure I would accept an offer from them if they do call you. Sounds like they did a "sniff test". I have been on 2 hour interviews and not got the job... even after they say how awesome I am and ask how soon I could start. Such b.s.!
I don.t even get excited till after my first check arrives!
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Old 03-14-2016, 02:07 PM
 
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I actually got offered the job
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Old 03-14-2016, 02:08 PM
 
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I didn't take it in the end as they weren't clear on the hours when I applied and then told me I'd be working 7 on and 4 off but with a baby going into a nursery it wouldn't work as the hours were all jumbled
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Old 03-14-2016, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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I didn't take it in the end as they weren't clear on the hours when I applied and then told me I'd be working 7 on and 4 off but with a baby going into a nursery it wouldn't work as the hours were all jumbled
Ah, I understand. I hate it when companies aren't upfront in their postings; it would save the applicant's time as well as theirs.
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