First, I had to attend an informal interview in regards to my results from my assessment with the Cardiff council employment agency last week. I wore a white shirt, sleeves rolled and no tie, trousers and shoes despite the heat, and the lady said that she liked how I was dressed. She said my assessment was excellent
- I had 33/35 in the Word part -the two points I dropped “didn’t even warrant going over”
- 27/34 in the finance test - I made one common error, and with another part, I got the initial part wrong with followed on to making the other parts wrong, so in essence I only made one mistake, but lost 6 points; I needed to show the weekly rate of an amount given as a monthly figure. I divided by 4, but the correct way would be to multiply by 12, then divide by 52.
- 4/5 in the taking a call and leaving a message - apparently I didn’t replay the message back to her, even though I did, but I was told not to worry.
I was told that basically I done very well and essentially, when something comes up and I’ve been put forward to an interview, they’d be in touch, and it could be “this week, next week or maybe the week after” - essentially what I took from it is sooner than later. It’s temp work, but it’s a foot in the door with the council, because a lot of permanent jobs can only be applied for if you are already working for the council.
Then I went to McDonalds, then Primark and bought new pants - with patterns on them! Then I came home and relaxed out the back, this evening went to Tesco with my parents (I drove) to return mum’s broken Hudl, and just spent an hour out the back chatting to my mum in the nice cool air.
Only bad thing was having to attend the job centre after the interview - I was sat waiting in the job centre longer than I was in my interview - but hey, whatever.