The Art (Or Not) of Interviewing

I had a phone interview the other day for a permanent position within the department I’m currently working in as a contractor. While I wasn’t actually dreading the interview, I had this fear that I was going to somehow accidentally sabotage myself.

And I sort of did.

I won’t go into the specifics of the position and the company here so I’ll be as vague as possible…

The interview was going pretty smoothly until I was asked a question that I have never been asked and have never thought I would be asked. I sputtered a bit and tried to think of something half way intelligent to say and finally did say something. Unfortunately, this spun off into something I didn’t foresee but should have. Long story short, the HR person sort of made it sound like I would eventually leave this job for the same reasons I quit my last job.

*facepalm*

I somehow explained my way out of the hole that I dug for myself and we we continued from there, talking about other aspects of the job, benefits, and all that good stuff.

I talked about the interview with a coworker and explained the above to her. She said it was a positive sign that we talked for a while (a 1/2 hour) but I just shrugged my shoulders.

I’ll find out by the end of this week if I have an interview with the hiring manager.

If not, no worries. It’s all good.

(Of course, maybe I shouldn’t be telling so many people about something that is so uncertain.)

2 thoughts

  1. Alas, I can’t take credit for that. It’s something I’ve seen on the interweb. I love it’s descriptive nature :)

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