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I was asked to do a presentation for an interview, so I chose to
present on the topic of Moblog. They must have liked it, because I am
through to the next stage of the recruitment process : )

I rather enjoyed talking about Moblog, but discovered it isn't all
that easy to explain (there's so much to say about it) -- I kept it
simple and documented a rather purist approach to Moblogging. I am
also rather proud of myself for working out how to wrap pictures and
text in Word. I've never produced handouts before, not ones with
pictures and an interesting layout. So my Sunday was well spent.

I realise my 'cue cards' are fully scripted -- I'm not one for
improvisation -- but I reckon, with a bit more practice, I could get
back into the swing of public speaking... if necessary.

So thank you Moblog and thank you to all those whose pictures I
borrowed... Euphro and Greenpeace received special mentions.
12th Aug 2008, 12:24  

hildegard says:

Heh, another unsuspected use for Moblog - rectruitment material. Congrats on getting through to the next bit, hope it goes equally well...

12th Aug 2008, 13:16

Helen says:

Thanks.

'Moblogging' has been on my CV for a while now, which generally means I get to spend 5 minutes of each interview I attend talking about Moblogging!

12th Aug 2008, 13:29

Jane Doe says:

Well done

12th Aug 2008, 16:54

OJ says:

But was there Powerpoint?

Have you ever been asked any funny, non-job-related questions at interview?

I was once asked "if I was a panto character, which one would I be"

I was not auditioning for a panto at the time.

13th Aug 2008, 10:15

Helen says:

No, there was no powerpoint available, which was a relief as I have no practical experience of using it. Although I think it would have really enhanced a presentation on Moblog.

I was asked yesterday "what's the risk you've taken that you've most regretted?"

All I could think of was ex-boyfriends. I told them I thought everything through, right down to which apple I'll pick out of the fruit bowl. They probably think I am a control freak now. I guess I am a bit.

I think I got off lightly though, as last year they were asking people which three celebrities they'd take into the Big Brother House with them. If they'd sprung that on me, they would only have got a look of absolute horror and then I'd probably say David Tennant, John Simm and James McAvoy.

13th Aug 2008, 14:58

seaneeboy says:

I get asked about moblog too, it's a nice topic to have :)

13th Aug 2008, 15:43

OJ says:

Oh gawd. What a question.....

I could probably answer a risk question with anything innovative I've ever done (it's always a calculated risk) but the regret bit makes it tricky. Because these questions are always about demonstrating what you've learned.

"Well there was the time I didn't bother to fill out the risk assessment and my whole team were drowned."

13th Aug 2008, 16:29

swampr0se says:

I think it's a brilliant thing you've done. I bet they've heard it all, until you come in talking about this small miracle. bet you get the job.

22nd Aug 2008, 02:05