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?
5. Do you have any pre-interview rituals that give you confidence?
nah. Just: know the position, know yourself. (eat a mint).