What Happened During The Interview?
I had an interview for a supervisory position in human services. I was so happy and arrived to my interview; I was kept waiting for half an hour. Finally, the director called me into her office and there was a supervisor there. The director said the chosen candidate would work closely with her.
I was asked to tell them about myself. I spoke positively. They both responded negatively. The supervisor degraded my resume saying that two pages is too long and that necessary information is missing. The director said it was not important if I spoke Spanish, whereas the ad on the website said Spanish is a plus.
How Did the Interview Turn Out?
The interview turned out a complete nightmare. And I am someone that does not have nightmares, but on this day I did. I got bashed with negative comments by both a director and a supervisor. An interview is for both parties to ask questions professionally to see how well you are qualified and how well you will fit in the company. However, they were more interested in bashing me with negative comments, then finding out what I can offer the organization. Well, I did not get the job and was not notified either by email or telephone by the director. Imagine what I would have to deal with on a daily basis if I worked with people like this. I am glad I did not get THIS job.
- It's bad enough that many of us are seeking employment and this alone is a challenge. Do not let anyone, whether it's an authority figure or employee, make you feel less of a professional. Know that you got an interview because they saw something on that resume that they liked. Otherwise, they would not have called you in for an interview. Do not allow others to take away your positive outlook!
- Remember, it is that positive outlook/attitude that will get you the job. Therefore, that position was not meant for me because I enjoy having a positive attitude and being around positive people.