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#1 anbessa21

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

To start it off, I had an a colder panel who seemed disinterested in my own endeavours/achievements; however, it was rather refreshing to be pushed and challenged as opposed to simply spewing my take on various ABS items. By the end it was very conversational and I felt as though the interviewers had some degree of interest in me. Fingers crossed!!


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#2 RicardoKaká

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:32 PM

Find it so strange how spread out these interviews are, mine isnt until the end of the month


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#3 HappyAndHopeful

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:35 PM

I'm glad to hear yours went well! My panel was pretty friendly. I was able to relax, be confident, and be myself, and felt really good walking out. Of course, I'm now over-analyzing some of my answers, and wondering how I came across to the interviewers. It will definitely be a long wait!
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#4 anbessa21

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:42 PM

Find it so strange how spread out these interviews are, mine isnt until the end of the month

It is strange... mine was held during the winter reading break in February; however, I know plenty of people who have their's early-mid March, and a few who have their's right before April! I don't think it means a thing tbh.


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#5 RicardoKaká

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:44 PM

It is strange... mine was held during the winter reading break in February; however, I know plenty of people who have their's early-mid March, and a few who have their's right before April! I don't think it means a thing tbh.

 

Yea exactly. As glad as I am because that means less waiting time, I also at the same time just want to get this over with :P. Glad yours went well and that you kept composure even though they were cold! 


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#6 anbessa21

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:49 PM

Yea exactly. As glad as I am because that means less waiting time, I also at the same time just want to get this over with :P. Glad yours went well and that you kept composure even though they were cold! 

Ha, I can imagine! Thank you; hopefully your's goes nicely as well!!  :)

 

EDIT: HappyAndHopeful, glad to hear your's was a good experience!


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#7 S. pneumoniae

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:35 PM

I know of people who felt gutted after the interview, and talking to them afterwards they swore in frustration about how harsh their panel was and about how poorly they thought they did -- and they were accepted, first round. Remember, an interviewer can smile and nod the whole time and rank you poorly, whilst another interviewer can be stone-faced and/or challenge you, and give you top marks. Did your best, leave it at that :) I am sure you did excellent anbessa, as with the rest of you! Wish the rest of us luck who are interviewing tm and in the weeks to come!


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:06 AM

I know of people who felt gutted after the interview, and talking to them afterwards they swore in frustration about how harsh their panel was and about how poorly they thought they did -- and they were accepted, first round. Remember, an interviewer can smile and nod the whole time and rank you poorly, whilst another interviewer can be stone-faced and/or challenge you, and give you top marks. Did your best, leave it at that :) I am sure you did excellent anbessa, as with the rest of you! Wish the rest of us luck who are interviewing tm and in the weeks to come!

Much appreciated! I wish you the best of luck in your upcoming interview(s); with this level of insight, I'm confident you'll do wonderfully!!


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#9 HappyAndHopeful

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 06:17 AM

I know of people who felt gutted after the interview, and talking to them afterwards they swore in frustration about how harsh their panel was and about how poorly they thought they did -- and they were accepted, first round. Remember, an interviewer can smile and nod the whole time and rank you poorly, whilst another interviewer can be stone-faced and/or challenge you, and give you top marks. Did your best, leave it at that :) I am sure you did excellent anbessa, as with the rest of you! Wish the rest of us luck who are interviewing tm and in the weeks to come!

Yes, you never really know. I've heard of people having all types of experiences and getting in.

Good luck!! MDHopefulyMe, good luck to you too! Im sure you will both do great. :)
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:00 AM

I got so thrown off by how cold and unresponsive the panel was. It was just awful, it stressed me out so much that I gave answers much more poorly than in most other interviews across my life. I know the fact that they were stone-faced doesn't mean anything for my marking, but I realized in the interview how much I rely on the give-and-take of regular conversational interview and just feeling 0 response from them was something I couldn't handle in that moment. Honestly feeling so frustrated with myself right now.



#11 HappyAndHopeful

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 03:22 AM

I'm sorry you're feeling frustrated, hopefulApplicant. Try not to be too hard on yourself, though. Like S. pneumoniae said, people have been accepted after what they thought were "terrible" interviews. Keep your head up!

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:44 PM

Interestingly enough, when I interviewed last year, I thought I did extremely well and the panel was very friendly but got bad waitlisted. This can really go either way. 



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:57 PM

Met some really nice applicants today - I've got my fingers crossed for you all :)

 

And the panel was also quite friendly for me. But I always dislike discussing ethical scenarios because that's such a boring part of the interview haha. Anyway, wishing you all the best of luck!


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:29 PM

(I will add my usual good luck to all here! I am sure I will see some of you as you pass through the interviewing!)


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#15 RicardoKaká

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:26 PM

Damn that interview went a lot smoother than I anticipated, I thought panel was going to be rather daunting and I was anticipating a really cold panel, but overall they were super friendly and receptive. I really liked all of my interviewers, if only the interview was longer.... I felt like we could have kept going the conversation was so friendly.

 

 

I really enjoyed this experience, damn my perspective about Ottawa really changed now


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#16 Switch

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:21 PM

Are interviews all done now?



#17 gunneriloveottawa

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 03:55 PM

are ottawa interviews done today?



#18 m_jacob_45

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 10:27 PM

Yup they are done. 



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 04:43 AM

how many questions were u guys asked? i feel like i was asked a lot (including follow-up) not sure if this is a good/bad sign.. 



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 01:04 PM

how many questions were u guys asked? i feel like i was asked a lot (including follow-up) not sure if this is a good/bad sign.. 

14. (thank you hippocampus) You? I'd say most of my answers were pretty concise, always w/ a little context but also right to the point without too much blabla. 






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