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The Long Wait Before the Interview

Verna Austria 14.11.2012

How long should you wait if the interview schedule did not start on time -- five, 10, 15 minutes to one hour? Perhaps it depends on the reason, the urgency, or the manner you were asked to wait; and probably we will never know the real score why the meeting with the head hunters, or executives was delayed (while taking note of the notorious “Philippine’ time” still glued to some).


So try not to feel so bad about the waiting.  It is understandable that the unanticipated waiting would diminish one’s excitement and enthusiasm for something you so anxiously looked forward to.  How then does one keep one’s spirit high?  Well, here’s how:


·         Read something. Bring a book or magazine or download an e-book.

·         If you don’t like reading, play games with your smart phone. You will not then be all consumed by the clock ticking while you try to feed Omnom in Cut the Rope.

·         Pen and paper never fails. Scribble. Write. Sketch.  Or create a poem or short story you would otherwise not do given another environment.

·         Clear your SMS inbox. This is the time to delete overdue messages in your phone. Hey, it is already September but you still have in your sent folder, the Father’s day greeting for your Dad!

·         If you can catch a free wi-fi in the area, browse the net and go to the company’s website. Learn more about their clients, their organization, and their value statement. This information might be a handy tool later on; who knows?


Of course, the waiting time should have a reasonable limit as you couldn’t or shouldn’t wait there forever.  But while in that situation at the office lobby of your possible future employer, why not enjoy the wait.  This test of your patience could well pave the way for your next career milestone.


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