My name's Nick and I am new here. I have been reading anon. through your posts for a while though, and really love the site
However, my day has not been so great, and it is regarding my Celta interview. Here is what happened:
I turned up to work at 8 this morning feeling great, as I knew I would be leaving at 11am to travel to my Celta interview. I was a little nervous, excited etc, but very anxious to meet the staff. My interview was at 12:30 and the centre was only 45 mins away (usually), but that was o.k as I had left 1.5 hours to get there. I drove the majority of the journey with little delay and was looking to make good time, at least enough to grab a coffee, review my pre-Celta interview task anyway. This is when it all went wrong, I got stuck behind one of those police escort mobile caravan deliveries 2 miles away from the centre. I ended up being 20 mins late for the interview and not creating a very good impression at all
However, the 3 person interview/roleplay thingy went very well, but the scrutinising, "how's your grammar?", "where's the pro-noun, conjunction, ad-verb?" bit didn't. I felt pig-sick that I continually failed to answer the grammatical questions, and really hope that I get a second chance to prove my worth. The interviewer gave me some v.good references for grammar books that I immediately ordered when I got home. However, to be quite honest, I think I have missed a good chance.
What do you guys reckon? Anyone else experienced anything similar?
Thanks for your time.
P.S the interviewer was extremely friendly and helpful, even with me testing her patience. Also, the two other Celta candidates were great to speak too, and I wish them good luck if they read these forums.