Interview gone bad…

I was in a pretty decent mood today when I woke up since I had an interview to go to today, yeah a glimmer of hope. Well, I was wrong I prepped for the interview looked up questions on glassdoor.com, did research about the company, what I could find anyway. I was confident, calm, and relaxed and planned to wow the interviewer when I got asked a couple questions that made me want to bury my head in the sand. My first one was why I got fired from a position in which the customers decided your fate whether you did a good job or helped them in the first place. Also my interviewer then proceeded to ask why I was not pursuing enough educational positions since I had my masters. This was what I was told after I asked if she had concerns about me, and other than this interview only one employer I have interviewed has said this out of twelve or thirteen.

When will people learn that just because you have said skills to teach does not mean anyone will hire you to do so unless you have some teaching experience or a composition instructor who loves you.  Also, getting into teaching to me is like trying to get into the acting business, the competition is fierce. It is vicious cycle on top of which I am not sure what sort of career I want to pursue at this point in time.

I have been volunteering but when your interviewer tells you that you are not being “aggressive” enough pursuing your “career” goals.  I was so mad I didn’t even inquire to this person about calling back about my application status in the future, my gut feeling is that I am not hired, and if this person had these concerns I should have not been interviewed in the first place. I might apply to this same company again with the hope that I get someone well that gets me.It was like a bad date, it was so bad I cried afterward hours later and had copious amounts of ice cream of ease the pain while not emotionally healthy, didn’t hurt.  As soon as I see a nutritionist I am sure said bad ice cream behavior will have to stop so I can make my goal weight my next summer or fall.  So to all those looking for work have you ever had an interview go from good to bad over a couple questions, and how did you deal or salvage things if they were going down hill?  Also, even those who have jobs I am all for hearing your interview horror stories too.

 

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Job interviews..

Well, for the past couple months one good thing has been happening I have been getting interviewed. The weird thing is that it feels like a bad version of dating except the employer is the person you hope will date/hire you and you have to display your best behavior no matter what.  This being showed by dressing to impress, showing up on time if not early, and knowing anything and everything about the company you are applying for.  However, this could be hindered based on how awkward the interview goes.

I have had interviews where I hit off with the employer and at the very least was on the short list to be called back to be hired in the future.  In another interview I had the manager did all the talking, and I was glad to get a word in edgewise.  While, in one interview there seemed to be some implied bias because I had a graduate degree.  That is the thing with interviews you never know what you are going to get and neither does the manager. I always try to go to the interview with my best foot forward, and try my best and of the company wants to hire me awesome, if not hopefully their will be one in the future willing to give me a chance.  I have read that like in dating if you come of desperate an employer is usually less inclined to go for it so I try to be relaxed and go with the flow.

So to all you readers out there what sort of experiences have you had with past interviews while looking for work, were they good, bad, eh and could you tell from the beginning of it if you would clash or get along well with your potential future manager?