So I had an interview this week for a position that I want a tremendous amount. It is, right now, the perfect job for me. I would be playing to my strengths and interests while actually contributing in a meaningful way to the organization. And I would be getting paid.
So I had my interview, which I felt prepared for, and everything started out fine until I realized that he was not following the company issued 1-2-3 interview script. I actually didn’t realize that we had started until we were 5 minutes in. Now the hiring manager is a sharp guy, and he hit all the relevant points. My confusion comes from the fact that there are around 3-5 other candidates, and he wasn’t taking notes.
If the interview was a date, I would say that it went really well. We built some rapport, there was some professional chemistry. He shares a bit of my organizational interest. It was about 60-40 as far as who spoke more, but it was a nice give and take. I am perfect for this spot, and am not sure how much that utter perfection came across.
So if it was a date, I would say that it went well. Then I remember how I am no good at dating, and the panic that I may be stuck in my current position any longer makes me ill.