02 November 2007

With lots of interviewing going on, Mother Laura invites the RevGalBlogPals to comment on "the wonderful world of interviews":

1. What was the most memorable interview you ever had?

An interview with a prestigious consulting firm. I had flown in the night before and woke up with the worst sore throat ever and had very little voice, and it hurt to talk, and did I mention that part of the interview was to do a presentation? The main thing I remember about the day was that at lunch I ordered tomato soup and felt it burn alll the way down my throat was so raw. I called the doctor that night when I got home and got on drugs. It was HORRIBLE.

2. Have you ever been the interviewer rather than the interviewee? If so, are you a tiger, a creampuff, or somewhere in between?

Yes. I'm somewhere in between. I've done enought interviewing to know that you HAVE to find out if they're qualified, but also if they'll fit. I don't think it works to anyone's advantage, on either side of the table to obscure truth or avoid issues.

3. Do phone interviews make you more or less nervous than in-person ones?

More. I rely too much on non-verbal feedback.

4. What was the best advice you ever got to prepare for an interview? How about the worst?

Be yourself.

5. Do you have any pre-interview rituals that give you confidence?

nah. Just: know the position, know yourself. (eat a mint).

3 comments:

Gannet Girl said...

And here's one for the kitties!

Dear Delenn and Padme,

1. Those are unusual names! How/where did you get them?

2. I am the only four-legged creature left in my house. Do you have others in yours?

3. I have noticed that cats don't have much interest in me. What are your feelings about dogs?

4. We had a found cat here for a few weeks last summer. He made himself at home rather quickly. Too quickly, in my estimation. Where are yuor favorite parts of the house?

5. My human noticed that your human's blog name is Greek. She is very proud of her quite limited vocabulary, but I am sick of it, because there are Greek worksheets and notes all over my bed. Would you describe yourselves as more Greek, more Egyptian, or more American types of the feline persuasion?

Looking forward to learning more about you,
Your new friend,
Tipper the Dog

Mother Laura said...

What a nightmare interview scenario. Yikes.

Kievas said...

#1...ouch!