Interviews…sigh

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?
Silence.
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?
Silence.
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…
*rolls eyes*

Tell me about a bad day at work.
Silence.
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.
Silence.
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.

One thought on “Interviews…sigh

  1. You never told me you know about endothermic chemical reactions. Wow!!! You continue to impress me my friend, but unfortunately not with your interview skills 🙂 Like you said….just not the right job.

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