I’ve just this second (well 10 mins ago) finished yet another Skype interview for the Cultural Representative Programme, notably the Historical Research Centre with a Yummy Jobs representative.
I was a bit more organised this time so I’d like to take this fresh mind set and give you a full play by play of what I was asked!
I’d already recently gone through this experience, having a Skype interview with Yummy Jobs for the exact same position back in January and discussed the aftermath of the interview with a fellow applicant on Facebook Messenger. Luckily for me, I still had a record of this conversation in the depths of my Facebook Messages feed.
So I set about making cue cards for each of the questions I know were asked earlier this year. The unlucky 13 were:
1) Why did you apply for Historical Research Centre Cultural Research Programme?
2) Should you be successful: What do you want to get out of the programme?
3) Are you working? What do you currently do?
4) What do you do in your Spare time?
5) Tell us about your Sales experience?
6) Can you give us an example of exceptional guest service?
7) When have you dealt with a difficult customer? What did you do?
8) How have you given someone a great day whilst working in customer service?
9) Should you be successful: What would you find the hardest part of the programme?
10) Would you mind living with other people? What part of this would you find difficult?
11) What would you do if you had an untidy housemate?
12) Why should we hire you over the other applicants?
13) Any questions for me?
Having aptly prepped reasonable answers (and questions!) for each of the above, my Skype interview began perfectly on time at 16:01 19/09/2016. Despite the poor internet connection, I was able to make out and answered the following questions:
1) Why did you apply for the Cultural Research Programme?
2) What would you like to get out of this programme – Professionally / Personally?
3) Do you have experience working to target sales / up-selling items?
4) Would you mind living with people from different cultures / countries?
5) What you find difficult about living with people from different cultures / countries?
6) What is your availability?
7) Why should we hire you over the other applicants?
8) Any questions for me?
There was one or two additional questions but I’m sorry, I cannot for the life of me remember what they were!
Sorry that this is a little rushed / messy! I’ll post a full recap of the process at a later date,
Hope this post helps any potential future Historical Research Centre Applicants!