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    Good afternoon everyone ...

    not sure which forum to put this in, so hope I've chosen well!

    Anyway ... following on from my CV admissions last week, I now have a telephone interview with a Christchurch firm this evening.

    Having never had a telephone interview am a little apprehensive, and not very optimistic about my chances. Any hints and tips would be gratefully welcomed.

    Has been a busy week, first this, and now we're getting our house valued next week ready to sell it!

    Lou
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    Lou

    You'll be fine. Just act yourself and it should go swimmingly. If your interviewer is a true kiwi, he/she should be quite laid back and relaxed so that should put you at your ease. You might just end up talking about NZ and other personal stuff so it could be quite enjoyable. As long as you know your stuff, and I'm sure you do, there shouldn't be any problems.

    I, for one, will be sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting to hear how you got on. Could be another Christchurchian coming up.

    Lots of fingers crossed for you.
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    Default Good Luck, Lou

    I too have everything crossed for you

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    Thinking good thoughts, sending good vibes, wishing good Karma ...
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    I have everything crossed, even things I did not know I could cross!! Seems to be taking an age to get to 9pm when they will phone.
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    Good luck Lou, can't wait to hear how it goes - Christchurch would be a good place for you to settle, make sure you buy a HUGE house so we can come and stay on our big holiday over there in the next few years. We didn't get down to the South Island, so that's definitely on the agenda...be warned!!

    Got our fingers crossed for you,

    Maggie and them!! xx

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    Good luck ,
    the only telephone interview i can comment on is the one i had with NZIS which was realy laid back and friendly.
    just keep in mind that they need your skills, and dont sell yourself short .thats the advice i have been given(easy said when you realy want to be there)
    All the best
    johnty

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    Oooo I've just realised it's about 9pm there right now!

    Good luck, hope all goes well

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    Well, I survived!

    Not really sure how it went .... was on the phone for just over an hour. Had a chat about their company and the project. Then just discussed my CV, and loads of questions "asking for examples when ..." .

    I just answered it all as honestly as I could. No technical questions really, which surprised me.

    So, now I have to wait about a week, to ten days to hear whether I get to play with the web cam.

    am just starting to get used to waiting ...
    EOI Submitted 8th July 2007, 140 points no job offer.
    EOI Selected 18th July 2007
    ITA pack received 12th Oct 2007
    Completed ITA posted to NZIS 26th November 2007
    Case Officer assigned approx 22nd Feb 2008
    Immigration interview 7th May 2008
    PR AIP 10th May 2008
    Arrived in NZ, August 13th

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    That's a long time to wait, Lou. Don't they know what they're missing? Thought they'd have snapped you up there and then, but I guess, being kiwis, they'll take their own sweet time as they're so laid back.

    We'll just have to hold our breath a bit longer now.
    Mother Bear

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