Saturday, April 16, 2005

How To Wreck An Interview

or, Snatching Defeat from the jaws of Victory: A Dissertation

1. Walk in 1.5 hours early.
(How needy can you get?)

2. Carry a book. A Gerald Durrell, for heavens' sake, as though you were on your way to a picnic.
3. Send intermittent texts to the coordinating Catbert-ess, asking to meet your interviewer's boss.

4. Make your interviewer fetch you coffee before the interview begins.

5. At the end of the interview, just before stepping out, turn to interviewer and say, "Thank you for coming" so that he has to revert by saying, "No, no, thank you for coming."

Oh, well, at least it's good for a laugh (or many) over beer.


Anonymous said...

Oh, well, think of it as experience towards bigger and more important interviews at some later date....:)


progga said...

Ummm. Actually, it may have sealed the deal. So to speak. If you know what I mean. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey!"Snatching Defeat from the jaws of Victory" is my contribution to sports (journalism to be specific)... to describe India's collapse against Pak in cricket matches