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Thursday, April 05, 2012

You know you're pretty much fucked when you finally get in to the interview (they were running an hour and a half behind) and the first thing the interviewer says to you after you sit down is "You're kinda high on the food chain for this job, aren't you?"

It went south from there. The whole thing lasted 10 minutes (there were folks lower on the food chain stacking up waiting to be interviewed). A beautiful waste of a half day.

update: no kidding, I just got an email from a woman from this same recruiter's office wanting to interview me for the very same job.



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Anonymous attack on Iran said...

What a classic bloody waste of time. Lesson learned I suppose.

Thursday, April 05, 2012 8:26:00 pm  
Anonymous Tim said...

Sorry to read about that brother...I hope it gets better for you.

Thursday, April 05, 2012 8:36:00 pm  
Blogger Christine said...

You know I can relate MR.

Why in the hell did they waste your time?

The world sucks big time right now.

Thursday, April 05, 2012 10:31:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...


The only appropriate comment to describe the FUBAR fiasco.

Friday, April 06, 2012 12:03:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exactly was that job if you don't mind my asking? You don't have to say of course but I was just wondering what type of work it is that you are qualified to do, or that you wish to do but can't quite break into with the bad economy and all.

It's a sad fact of life that humans can often sense desperation and are typically repelled by it.

Gladly I'm not single now but for a few years after my divorce I thought I'd never get a second date with anyone ever again. The more I failed to set the hook, the harder I determined to try the next time until I eventually realized I was beginning to act a lot like Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day. Remember that manic snowball fight scene with the neighborhood kids? Yeah, that was a lot like I was being.

But how do you appear not desperate when you really and truly are? That's very hard indeed.

I think if I were you I might print this comment out and hand it to your physician. Explain that you would like him to prescribe something for you that takes the edge off just a little bit when you go in for an interview. Something that doesn't make you bubble high or noticeably intoxicated, but just relaxed and casual enough to actually not care so much which might help to get you over this enormous hurdle.

Couldn't hurt. Especially if you set your sights on not getting hooked on something from the very beginning and only used it as you might comb your hair and brush your teeth before an interview.

Good luck.

Saturday, April 07, 2012 2:57:00 am  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

Sad to say... but DUMB DOWN the resume.

It's worth an experiment for a few interviews.

No one accomplished is getting hired when they can hire a newbie and not worry that if things improve you are going where you belong. The only answer to that conundrum is to tell the interviewer you are committed to the idea that things are NEVER going to get better in your working lifetime, and who will hire THAT guy?

Saturday, April 07, 2012 2:07:00 pm  

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