RGM wrote:1. Being told I didn't have "previous industry experience" especially from people who had less experience than myself when they first started looking after their degree. The classic one I remember was from some idiot who said to me quite arrogantly, "well what makes you think you can do this position?"
That is so typical of the inexperienced interviewer. All the "hard ball" questions seem to come from the jerks. You need to remember that they are just as uncomfortable with the process as you are, and they ask these kinds of questions as a positioning ploy.
Just move past it. They may have a vote, but it won't be the deciding one,
“Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things; not at all like the glaring defects in other people’s characters.” - Margaret Halsey