Cat & Mouse?
Here's the thing. I'm looking for a job. I have a job, but it is not even paying all the bills. It did once, but time moves on and neither this job nor I have been moving anywhere. I lived in denial about the situation for a good while, but I can no longer ignore the facts.
I've had two interviews this week and another one is scheduled for monday morning. I blew an interview I had a few months ago, so I've been honing my answers to some likely interview questions, which I came across on Monster.Com. Sound contrived and really insincere? Of course it is. But then if you haven't been in a job interview lately, some of those questions they come up with are neither real nor sincere:
Q: Why is there fuzz on a tennis ball?
A: You have got to be kidding.
Q: There's no right or wrong answer, but..?
A: Regardless of the question, this is the biggest lie they could tell. Of course there is a right answer or they would not have asked it.
Q: How would you feel working for someone who knows less than you?
A: Do not comment on the fact that all your bosses have been idiots.
Q: If you were an animal which one would you want to be?
A: You have to decide based on the industry you're entering as to what they are looking for: a piranha or a guppy.
Q: How do you think I rate as an interviewer?
A: (Keep thinking: I will not laugh; I will not giggle. I will not laugh...)
Q: What's your ideal company?
A: Even if it really is the company which pays the most for the least, come up with something else.
Q: What are you most proud of?
A: Forget the sexual exploits for now. It must be something ethical and if at all possible altruistic!
Q: What do you like to do?
A: See above.
Q: What are your lifelong dreams?
A: See above!
Q: Do you have plans to have children in the near future?
A: I didn't plan on the kids from the distant past.
The questions can go on and on, ad nauseam. It can be a bit like a cat and mouse game. I suppose it is the hurdle we have to go over to get to the job we're looking for. It's what has taken up a lot of my blogging time this last week. It's been an intense week, but the weeks are getting better. My destiny awaits.