How does a Skype interview go for a job in Thailand?
Well it starts off with the obvious stuff, exchanging skype details, organising a suitable time for you both and preparation. Simple.
As you might have read our preparation meant skipping half of Cambodia and getting to some decent wifi in the capital city. After all that I was ready to go, sitting in a coffee shop with decent wifi waiting for the skype call to come through.
Poi even left me alone after threatening to keep pulling funny faces from across the other side of the table, I was all set.
So what happened?
Interview Time – “We’d had this planned for a few days and she even chose the time so surely she would ring on time, plus I’ve been sitting in this shop for an hour already and only bought one drink the staff are already starting to look at me funny”
15 Minutes Pass – “it’s okay if she’s a little late I’m sure she’ll have an excuse”
Half an hour goes by… – “Did I give her the right account? I am signed in? – Yup all good my end. Maybe just a quick email to jog her memory…”
An Hour – “the staff have really had enough, time to call it quits, they’ve probably already filled the position, Time to head back to the hostel and forget all about this”
And that’s what I did, headed back to the room, a little dejected, thinking that was the end of it.
Our hostel had wifi in the lobby, and lucky (or unlucky) for us we were staying right next to it, the one benefit being we could pick up the wifi signal in the room. After settling down and wondering what to do with the rest of our now half wasted day we heard an incoming skype call.
Needless to say she had finally remembered to call, to my surprise there was no excuse or even mention of being late. Of course I did not want to bring it up and ruin any potential chance of a job so I smiled and went along with it.
Turned out the important interview I had been waiting around for was just more of a verbal job description and I would have to wait until we got to Bangkok for question time. She seemed pleased that I was coming to Bangkok in two days time, and arranged the interview for the morning after I flew in.
So my first ever teaching job interview and skype interview turned out to be neither of those, lets see how it goes in Bangkok?