It was not with Skiing Magazine.... and it didn't go as well as I had liked.
Job description was for a customer service/warranty person who would also be doing a lot of administrative stuff for a smaller but popular ski company.
Anyway, I go there and the first thing they had me do (didn't even ask me how I was doing) was try to sell a specific ski to a ski shop. A specific ski I have never skied before and knew a little bit about, but not much since the smallest version is way too big for me. Had they asked about their other skis, there is only one other ski I don't know much about. But that one still would have been easier cause it was a far more specific ski.
So I did this mock bit, and did okay, but only okay. I didn't impress myself nor did I impress them. Then they asked me if it was a 1 quiver ski.... turns out after reading the reviews, it is. But I don't think my answer hurt me too bad, I said for a park rider it would be a secondary ski, but it is definitely holds an edge even though its aimed towards powder and back country.
The interview carried on and most of the questions they asked went pretty well although they didn't ask me any typical interview questions except, what are your three biggest strengths and what is your biggest weakness. By the time this came around I was so confused as to what the job was that I couldnt think of any strengths (loyal, organized, quick learner, computer literate, adaptable, personable). I can list off so many now, yet I couldn't think of a single one in the interview. This is really odd since I can usually fire out answers.
basically it felt like they were interviewing for what they want the person to do 5 years from now and not what they want them doing next month. Someone with 5 years outside sales experience is going to be way better suited for that interview, and probably get the position.
They are doing the second round of interviews in about 3 weeks. I was their first interview.