What is the age limit on these things? The last time I had a group interview was when I was a baby. Okay it was in high school, but for the company Hollister, and if you shop there you’re basically a baby. Nobody cared who said or did what because they only cared about how they looked. Who gets to be the “model” and who gets to be in the back room. Who gets to care! Either way I hated standing in a room for 4 hours watching customers steal all the clothes.
Is it wise to put all my competition with me in the same room? The last time I was placed in a room with all my competition was when I tried out for America’s Next Top Model. It was for the petite cycle of course, since I am not as tall as a pole. It turns out the girl who got picked instead of me was wearing the exact same shirt. What if they thought it was me and made some mistake. They got the wrong girl! That really hurts your self-esteem. Also, I hate you Tyra.
Have we even figured out how to act at group interviews yet? I’m everyone’s friend but I secretly hope that the best one falls hard on their face. Or I’m that person who doesn’t talk to no one because this isn’t an interview for friendship. I just needed more friends and thought this would be fun to do. No, I’m not going to say anything to anyone because people always steal my cleaver ideas and my good jokes! After I mumble my jokes out loud I realize that I’m not as funny as someone else who hears them and says them immediately after me. One-on-one I tell myself that I am funny, but put me in the same room with other people, I stink very badly. Everyone else is better at delivering my jokes. Plus, I’m awkward, at least that’s what my boyfriend says.
So this time the group interview is for a marketing coordinator position at a housing company. This was supposed to be my big break. When I got to the group interview this is how it went down, these girls were so nice! I forgot about the stress and was having fun. At the end of the interview I hoped that one of them got picked. I was humbled to see that even though these girls had management experience, that my hat was still thrown in the ring for the same exact position. Also, I really enjoyed hearing their stories.
One of them just got a puppy and a fiancé, lucky girl. Another one was a manager for many years in the same housing industry, who also just happens to be an awesome fitness runner. Hey manager, do you hand over the position to her now or are you supposed to wait till after we leave? And there was me, trying to desperately tie in my compassion for the homeless, and why working in the housing industry would be a good fit for me and my dreams.
Hearing about the job description, along with the tasks, made it actually seem like being responsible would be fun. For the first time I was thankful to just being able to have this opportunity, to be there at the interview, sitting next to everyone else who had experience that trampled my resume. For some strange reason, that was enough for me. At that moment I was filled with hope for a better future. Maybe group interviews aren’t so bad after all. Just kidding they suck.