I had 3/4 of a great interview, but I'm really kicking myself about the last part

Had an interview today. It followed a phone interview last week. I met my potential bosses (my direct-report and her boss) and had a great conversation with them. One of them had to take a call, and I continued speaking with the boss, which also went really well. I was calm, well-spoken, and genuinely interested in learning about them and the job. I asked great questions, too.

Then I had to take 2 tests. One a proofing test, and one a graphic test. I think I aced the proofing test- I’m usually pretty good at those. For some reason, I thought that I had more time on the graphic test- I don’t know what I was thinking. I knew I had finished the other early and got started on the next one, thinking I would be able to use that extra time, while still thinking I had longer than I thought. AND I was working on somebody’s laptop, which is not my most comfortable work station, so it slowed me down.

So there I was, halfway through, and the lady says time’s up. UGH. NOT my best moment. I didn’t complain or anything, just commented that I thought I had longer. I asked a few more questions (the boss was out of the room at this point) and shook her hand and thanked her and left.

UGH. I feel so dejected. I really want this job, but I’m not sure they want somebody who got halfway done on the main test. :(:(:(:frowning:

I guess I’ll send them a thank you card and hope for the best…

Moving thread from IMHO to MPSIMS.

Man, you can’t even get the forum right today…tsk.

Man, that stinks. But give yourself credit for the great interview. Many people have a difficult time with thing like that. Kudos for keeping your composure!

Keep positive thoughts… and good luck!

I once came back to re-take a typing test for a job interview where I otherwise blew them away. I didn’t do any better on the typing test the second time, but I got the job anyway.

You might consider letting them know you were not at your best for that test and would like a chance to re-take it if possible. If they liked you during the face-to-face, they might not want to disqualify you.