Tuesday, April 01, 2008
No, this isn't going to be a post featuring a Beach Boys video or ruminations about certain discreet appliances. The fact is, I drew a complete blank about what to post today. I suppose I could write some obscene poetry, or put up a few risque pictures and open an inappropriate discourse, but ... nah. That would be très faible classe, even on April Fool's Day. It's not Meme Day or Poetry Day or Interrogation Day yet, so that's out. Nyet. While whining may be in vogue, it's not my style. Except -- there is this one little thing that I could be persuaded to whine gently about.
I made my first round on the interview circuit yesterday, and I hated it. I've been in my current job for seven years, but I didn't have to interview for it. Therefore, I now realize that it's been ten years since I've interviewed for a job. I had all kinds of disjointed thoughts running through my head as I prepared for it; e.g., I'm not the same person I was ten years ago -- does that mean my interviewing skills have improved or gone to seed? Is it better to just let my hair down and be myself, or should I paint myself in the light of a consummate professional? You know, fake it? Will I have to answer that stupid question, "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and, if I do, how should I answer? Will I giggle inappropriately, or freeze up at the most inopportune time? I'm just not getting good vibes about the whole ordeal.
That last interview ten years ago was very casual and informal. I'd like to land another job like that, albeit preferably without the suicidal boss. I hope I get some laid-back, fun interviews like that this time around. I think they give both parties a much better feel for who the other person is. All in all, I hate the whole interviewing process, but I have to do it. I have one month in which to master the technique and move on. I need to get my butt in gear. A month is nothing. No wonder I've had a headache for four days.
Just in case I do have to answer that asinine question mentioned above, I'd love it if you all would provide me with a list of some witty, intelligent answers.
I guess we might as well play with some Words Gone Wild now, don't you think?
afriad - A terrifying Afro.
broke my heard - Deaf.
berautiful - Antithesis of pretty.
babrercue - Hideous nightmare in which Lambchop and Brer Rabbit are grilled.
beieve - The state of being gullible.
abmismal - An abnormal miasma.
Can you guys come up with anything on these?