odd jobs #2

10
Oct
2007

Interview Stand-In

Let’s face it, you all hate to interview. You sweat bullets worrying about how to make your great experience come alive in front of some evil executive or recruiter. You can’t stand having to perform this way. If only someone could take this test for you. If only someone could interview for you.

Someone can: me.

This is another case of an odd job that I would be perfect for. I interview quite well. I really enjoy it in fact. How great is it to be invited to have coffee and talk about your accomplishments with an eye towards getting paid for it? How fun is it to relive your successes and failures in front of a captive audience? I enjoy it immensely, even if you don’t. This job would combine my love of the interview performance art with a keen interest in my clients’ work history and personal habits.

The one flaw in this otherwise brilliant plan is that, for some unfortunate reason, employers tend to want to meet first hand their prospective hires.

Still, perhaps I can make this one a go. After sharing this idea with a friend of mine earlier, he thought it a great idea and has hired me to stand in for him in a job phone screen next week! He is fortunately not all that concerned with the outcome since he already has a position he quite likes. Will I fall flat and ruin his chances at ever being hired by this company? Or will they double their efforts to woo him after my telephone conversation acrobatics? Stay tuned…