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11. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

Good timing for this thread, I just made it to the interview process for the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). I am starting to prepare and asking myself similar questions.

As far as talking about your weaknesses, it's good to be honest and realise that everyone does in fact have weaknesses, but you are able to over-come them.

12. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting Q-Tip

Tall eastern european blondes with long legs......oh we're talking about interview questions.....never mind.....go on go on...

13. Posted by Odysseas (Full Member 1359 posts) 10y

Quoting Clarabell

Just reading the travel lies thread, has anyone here ever told any big lies in interviews?!!!

Oh god yeah!!

In fact,I lied at every interview I had.Because I always needed the jobs,but you can't have experience before to work...
In my defence,though,it was always the same lie:

"Oh,yes,I've done that hundreds of times"

oh,and recently,half of my family is english....

14. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Thankfully they didn't ask the weakness question....Just driven all the way back from Bristol after midwifery interview. They decide 2moro so going to be a nervous wreck all week!!!! And the competition is TOUGH!!!

I think its time for some alcahol....

15. Posted by Odysseas (Full Member 1359 posts) 10y

C'mon,they can't hesitate,Did you tell them you have Clarabell as your username on TRAVELLERSPOINT?
They would never dare to refuse someone from here.

(but you should have the alcohol time anyway)

16. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Just found out today that I didn't get a place on the Midwifery Course!

I'm truly gutted but now everything comes down to the interview on 6th June for the course here in Sheffield, which I really want. The pressure is on!! I am so anxious now

The truth (not just sour grapes) is that I didn't really want to have to move to Bristol. And that accent is truly awful, it really grates....

Waiting for feedback which I hope to put to good use for the Sheffield interview, unless they tell me I don't have enough experience or that I'm useless.

Its a really competitive course though and many people apply year after year and don't get in!??? I have no plan B, nothing else I want to do. Apart from win the lottery and travel more. Maybe could do nursing but its just not the same....

What do I do if I don't get into the course at Sheffield Hallam????!??????

17. Posted by abcdf (Full Member 557 posts) 10y

Obviously they are morons to not let you get the position. But do not fret, I say if one door closes another bigger and better door opens up. You just dont realize it at the time. Anyway, it is good to have a plan B. My sister hates that I mention a plan B but it doesnt hurt to have something extra to fall back on. Who knows Plan B may be the oppurtunity to a better Job.

Good luck on your next interview.

18. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

I'm with coco-chloe. They're obviously a bunch of dim-witted perverts who probably eat crispy fried spiders on-a-stick as a snack.

Don't worry, it's their loss.

19. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Cheers everyone....

Its amazing how competitive it is to get onto a really tough degree course, for a job where you will be overworked, underpaid, and the way the NHS is as the moment, unemployed!!

But I think pregnancy and childbirth is a fascinating process, and different for every mum/dad/family involved, and to be a part of that, and make the experience as safe and as special and therefore as positive as poss for all those involved! What a job!

And to think I've already done a (irrelevant) degree, so if I get there I'll have studied as long a doctor, but be on a tiny teeny wee fraction of their silly salary. I must be crazy.


20. Posted by Odysseas (Full Member 1359 posts) 10y

you may be crazy...But if you're crazy you're in love;big salary has nothing to do with love.

I am 200 % with you,go on and do what you want.And if it doesn't work out this time,it doesn't mean it's done.You could have other opportunity,you never know.And as was told,this next opporetuity could be even better than the one you purchase...

GOOD LUCK!!!!keep trusting! ;)