Interview (2) — The Actual Interview

Anthony Cheung
3 min readFeb 26, 2022

With that concluded my first interview, I was scheduled to have an official on-site interview with my reporting manager (The guy on the phone) as well as the director. They are eager to meet me in person and have a diagnosis of what I am made of.

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As everyone recommends, you should wear as formal/business as possible for the interview. One slogan well said that “Dress to impress even if you have nothing to impress” However, I was so misled by this saying.

I was dressed super formal and put my blazer on even its 30 degrees Celcius outside for this interview.

When I first stepped into the office I immediately regret my decision. Everyone wore casual wear and everyone started staring at me along with my clunky shoes “click clock” sounds. Carrying my self-doubts to the meeting room, I met my manager and director together. We chatted about how I arrived at this interview as well as my expectations for the job.

Director Denzik is curious to see how and what person I am as to him, he would consider money is one of the things, but most importantly, inviting an inappropriate person to the company’s culture, is a matter that will affect how the business vibes and so-called “disrupting the norms” in the company (Mostly concerning in a bad way). He claims I'm more of a passive and a not-too-expressive/confident person back in the day and I could be so much more as a Diamond in the Rough. He leaves a note to me by that time as,

“Mark my word, I am sure you will be leaving here in or before hitting the 3 years mark.”

When it comes to asking what my expected salary is for this job. Honestly, I have no clue and I simply replied, “I just want the opportunity to learn and I am eager and willing to work for it”. While the director almost speaking out words, my manager rushed and said “Would HK$12,000/Month be okay for you?”. I simply nodded and shook our hands. By that time I was grateful for this offer presented and looking back right now, I was such an idiot for taking this underpaid salary offer. There is not even a single commission dollar for me until I passed the probation.

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Anthony Cheung

I write about personal experiences, rides and bumps throughout my career life. — while inspiring others of empathy and work ethics