All entries for Saturday 12 March 2005
March 12, 2005
Follow-up to Lloyds TS'G' Assessment Centre from Big G - live live liveBtw anyone's mum/dad work for a big company and wanna give me job?
It's the end of term 2 year 3. Where has it all gone. I just feel a complete feeling of panic. I will have to sit down and think about what the hell im gonna do with myself.
Oh deary deary dear.
Lloyds TS'G' Assessment Centre
Well this was fun :-s
In case you don't already know I am currently undergoing the process of corporate whoring myself to big companies in order to get a job for next year. Most applications have been going quite badly much to my disappointment and bewilderment of the careers service when i showed them the applications (or maybe they are just being nice!) However the one application that took me through to the assessment day was Lloyds TSB, a job in operations (which means the department that sorts stuff out, and getting stuff done quicker and cheaper.) The assessment day lasted 24 hours with informal presentations, drinks and a three-course dinner taking up the first day. This was quite relaxing and much to my surprise the people were very normal, not overly public school (sorry to offend anyone but those kind of people really wind me up) and in fact I quite enjoyed sharing their experiences over free food. It did however become quite apparent that although I usually hold my work experience in high regard their were some very experienced people here and that the competition was going to be very intense.
The next day consisted of 5 exercises including group stuff, role play, interview, presentation and a numerical test. They also included another question and answer session. My presentation was awful as we only had 50 minutes to prepare a presentation lasting 15. I found the time a real constraint and run out of stuff to say after about 8 :-( not a good start at all. Never mind. The interview went really well and the group exercises good as well. My role play exercise (where i had to calm down a disgruntled customer) went quite badly, as Iíve never had to deal with such a nice upset person before. All in all i felt i gave it my best shoot and came across as me.
Unfortunately i didn't get the job. When i get my feedback Iíll tell you all why. Never mind could have doe with £30,000 a year and a nice little job in London. Oh well moving on, more applications here we come.
Goodness i havenít bloged for ages. So i bet you've all been wondering what's happened to me.
I had a bit of a crazy weekend. I was working for metropolises in the union, which actually didn't work out to be too bad a night, although it didn't seem that many people had come. Only problem was that due to illness there was only three of us taking it down so i was there until 5:30. Usually i wouldn't mind this but on this occasion i was working in the Arts Centre at 8:00.
So after not much sleep (about an hour) i was rigging another show for the Tap Society. This however was great fun and it was a pleasure to work in an environment where the people are relaxed yet highly skilled and where sufficient planning had taken place to ensure the smooth running of the event. As a result i really enjoyed the experience. Most challenging however was getting 180 dancers on and off stage over about 50 seconds worth of music. Great stuff. It was also fantastic to receive acknowledgement for our work. So thanks Tap Guys and Gals your magic! So after my crazy weekend and a 10:30pm finish, you would hope Iíd get a break unfortunately not; I had loads of work to catch up with on Monday as well as a mock interview for my assessment centre to take place on the Tuesday and Wednesday.