OK. I have a rhetorical question. Why is it that I have been asked the same questions in every interview I’ve ever had and I always trip over the same questions??????????? Heck. I used to interview people and ask these questions!
What are your career goals?
Well, I like totally want world peace. And I want all of the little kids in Asia and Africa to have food in their stomachs. And I want the new Coach handbag. Isn’t it toooo cute?
Tell me about a bad customer interaction. How did you resolve the issue?
Ummmm. Well…like, when I was totally working in Boston at an Asian language publisher, like we totally changed editions ’cause, like, we had to and like, uhhh…
Tell me about a bad day at work.
Ummmm…well…my boss once told me I’m disappointing because I forget to add a comma.
What?!?!?!??!?! Who says that?!?!?!??!!?!? That would be me.
Tell me about one of your best days at work.
Ummmm….welll….yeah, so we ummm…
Put me in front of an official from a township, and I can talk politics, geothermal heathing in schools, how to build a church, how to eradicate hunger in Africa, endothermic chemical reactions. Put me in an interview, and I can barely remember my name.
Oh well…such is life.
Or perhaps it is because this is not the job that I am supposed to have. Yeah…how about, future seminarian, you add God to the equation. Duhhhhh.
I hope you weren’t looking for deep thoughts here.