Dear Dr. Babooner,
Last night I went to a job interview and boy, was I surprised. There were about sixteen other people there – and all of them were candidates for the very same job I wanted!
I’ve never done well in mass interviews under hot lights. I’m much more comfortable when all the attention is on me, and last night was no exception.
There were “gotcha” questions galore and the job seekers were spreading the nonsense pretty thick, using non-sequiturs to give non-detailed non-answers.
I, of course, told the complete and totally true truth every time a question came my way. But overall I was kind of embarrassed to be there. And I think some of the others were feeling embarrassed too. At least I saw embarrassment in their eyes whenever they looked in my direction.
And all of this was for a position that they’re not going to fill until more than a year from now. Like I can wait that long to have paying work! Even though I’m incredibly, unbelievably rich, I’ve got a whole lot invested in the idea that I work really hard and anyone with half a brain would hire me in an instant.
But will anyone hire me 13 1/2 months from now? Hard to know.
Still, I really, really, really want this job.
Dr. Babooner, should I keep trying to win over the hiring committee, or cut and run?
On the border fence about it,
I told DT he (she?) should stop worrying his pretty little head over what might happen and keep chasing the job. Speak out loudly and often, I say. Don’t hold anything back – tell us every thought you have, every time you have one, as soon as it occurs to you. Really, why would you live any other way?
But that’s just ONE opinion. What do YOU think, Dr. Babooner?