First Interview of the year

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So, today was my first job interview this year. The only interviews I’ve had have been at Jagex and one other company. So given that I’d only experienced two kinds of interview, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I certainly wasn’t expecting to have an interview in a cafe. The SessionCam office apparently only had one meeting room, so they were finding it easier just to chat in the cafe. It was more informal and relaxing that way. Despite that, someone needed to tell all my muscles that they could relax: I was so very nervous.

Anyway, we had a chat and Steve explained more about SessionCam (and ServiceTick which is another part of the company but working on a different product), how they’re expanding and what they were looking for in regards to the role. It wasn’t something I’d done before, but I felt I had the skills to be able to do it. Unfortunately Steve needed someone with more experience so the interview ended with a rejection. Still, the day was worth it even if the only thing I got out of it was dressing up all nice and learning about a new technology.

Speaking of which, it really is so very cool – I recommend you check it out if you’re interested in improving website usability. They basically have some code that you add to your own website. This then records every movement of your mouse and then plays it back over the website itself, so it looks like a video recording. Pretty neat, huh? It can help with all sorts of things in regard to usability, especially because it can show you where customers are getting stuck, or where they are clicking.