Monday, November 10, 2008

Interview with Company from Hell....

Monday, November 10, 2008.....

I had a great weekend, but before the weekend, I interviewed with a company that I wasn't really excited about and I'll refer to the company as the "Company from Hell".

Company from Hell is HUGE, but not for me. I am not swayed by interviews where the person brags that he gets responses to his 2:30 a.m. emails from colleagues in the US his friend convinced him to check off 100% travel and how it would never happen, but now is commuting to another state on a weekly basis for his job.

After 40 minutes of listening to how wonderful the Company from Hell was, I got to answer his 4 questions and, if time permitting, I got to ask a few questions. However,there was an absolute stop at the top of the hour. I answered his questions, but when I asked about particulars about the job (that would require a 80 mile commute) he didn't have any. frustrating.

The best part is that the Company from Hell was a prior client of mine and I knew all about them. I'm also at a point in my career where I know to research the employer before the call - Hello? 101 Basic Interviewing Practices. It was a shame he never heard of the concept because he didn't even take 5 minutes to look at my resume prior to the call and it was obvious.

According to him, I spent a lot of time in sales (which I haven't) and he glossed over that my experience actually pertained to the position I was interviewing for.

Friday, I sent a thank you note and received a prompt notice from the HR person that, although I was great, blah, blah, blah.

Oddly enough, totally relieved. I have tremendous Catholic guilt and if offered the job, I would have taken it and been miserable.

I guess I do have a guardian angel. I have an interview for another company this week and am excited about doing my due diligence on the company and brushing up on an industry I left many moons ago.



LiLu said...

Ugh- I hope you wouldn't really have taken it! That sounds miserable. The job market's not THAT bad... is it?

Little Ms Blogger said...

Actually, it was really bad the past few months and the market. Jobs I applied for in June I was finally getting calls in September to interview.

It's picking up a bit and I hope it gets better.

Muffy Willowbrook said...

I think you missed a mind field on that one...