Sunday, August 17, 2008

I hate interviews, interviewing, resumes and cover letters

Ahem. yep. That's it. The job search and interview process scares the crap out of me and I hate it.

I shake when writing cover letters. I've lost jobs because I got nervous during on-site interviews and babbled the first thing that sprang into my head. So much so that one recruiter even asked me flat out "What the hell happened in there?" It's worse now that I've learned how to keep calm during phone interviews, because my inability to sound intelligent during an on-site generally rings bullshit alarms even louder now.

So to all of you who will have to interview me, read my resume or cover letter, or generally deal with me on the applicant end of a hiring process: I apologize. I'm smart, I can do the job, I just evidently have some sort of emotional interview baggage I haven't fully realized yet.

Or something. Maybe airing my issues publicly is the first step to fixing them, I dunno.

1 comment:

varsha said...

A good post on "I hate interviews, interviewing, resumes and cover letters".An important point is a resume and cover letter should be the marketing tools that help candidate to land the position that is perfect for him.

Thanks,
Edwin


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