OMG! Now that's what you call a gruelling interview process. I was actually sitting watching it with my heart rate increasing and knots in my tummy!
Hats off to the final five candidates for enduring the interview stage, it looks like a hideous experience.
I know Richard has had a mixed review overt the last 10 weeks, but to be fair to him he has had the best track record in the process and is an excellent leader, so it was disappointing to see him come unstuck when it came to his business plan.
He's a typical jargon-waffler! Maybe he does it do impress, but in fact he really doesn't need to - he just needs to get to the point.
Gary has been a 'steady Eddie' kind of candidate, appeared a great team player and obviously very knowledgeable in the retail sector, but his business plan was a bit difficult to understand and he didn't exactly come across as Mr Party Planner did he?
Charlene has really grown on me and her ability to graft is insanely good, so it was sad to see her get fired.
I hate to say it (actually I don't, I love being right!), but I told you Vana would make the final.
She's clever, articulate and has been a solid performer all the way through. I love how she stand up for herself, so I'm buzzing to see her, alongside one of my other faves, Joseph, in the final.
The big business lessons to take from this week's interview task are:
1. Don't over-complicate the plan, keep it simple and easy to understand.
2. Waffling and clever-sounding words get you nowhere. In the case of Richard they simply bought him a long ride home in a taxi!
3. Dodgy moustaches are never a good look. High five to Joseph for finally shaving it off.
Make sure you read my column in Monday's Echo to find out who I'm backing to win and why. I can't wait for the final!
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