A few days ago I suddenly found myself with an interview to a really good training development job.

The short story is that the interview went really well and I start on Monday! (The long story I will tell in a few more days after I have a better understanding on what it is I actually do.)

Whatever the details of the job, it’s going to involve a lot of flash development and I was asked to take a small test to prove my skills… a test I did not pass.

They understood that I’ve been doing all my work in After Effects and it’s difficult to switch between the two without a little practice.

Still, it bothered me that I was so rusty so I spent the last few days studding Flash Essentials on Lynda.com to get my basic skills up to snuff.

Once I scrapped the rust off, I recreated the test in a few ways to make sure I was ready.

I would explain further but if they don’t already make since to you I doubt laying out the parameters of the test would really help.

It seems like a little bit of overkill to do the test four times, but I dislike being unprepared when doing a paying gig. I needed to prove to myself that I was ready, so why not show everyone else too?