However, nothing about my application and interview process with Headphone Zone was just “normal”. Early Wednesday morning, I came across the job posting for Headphone Zone on an Instagram ad. I spent the next hour or so looking through the website and reading everything about the team and the work they did. Needless to say, I was in awe. It was my ideal workspace. Now I know it’s true and not just falsely advertised. The Headphone Zone team is a bunch of young go-getters who love good music, food and the jobs that they do!
I spent some time filling up the application form on the page. I really wanted to grab their attention. I wasn’t just going to pass up on an opportunity to be able to work with this team. I finally submitted the application around 11:30 am. Usually, I would have to wait a couple of days before I would hear back from recruiters so I was genuinely very surprised when I got a call from the HR just a couple of hours later.
Around 3pm that day, I got a call from the HR. After a brief conversation, she told me that my application was shortlisted and that she would like to schedule an interview at my earliest convenience. When I told her I would be available anytime that week, she asked me if I could come down to the office that very same day.
My interview was scheduled at 5:30 pm. I was nervous. It’s mentioned on the website how their interview process is unique and sometimes it can just take hours. I was mentally preparing myself all the way to the office. When I think about it now, I don’t know what I was so nervous about because the entire thing felt like one long informal conversation. I mean it when I say long, because my interview lasted almost 2 hours!
By 7:30pm that day, I had a new job. I was now a Visual Designer at Headphone Zone.
The interview might have been the longest one I’ve sat through so far but I know for sure, it will be the shortest recruitment process ever!