I accidentally applied to work on John McCain’s presidential primary campaign. The job posting did not disclose which campaign the position was with, and I only found out when the campaign called me to schedule an interview. Awkward!! The interview went very well…until the last question. Interviewer: “Would you vote for the Senator?” Me: “Well, I’m not a registered Republican, but he wouldn’t be my first choice.”
I did not get the job.
I had an interview for a summer position at a large, Philadelphia law firm. I was having a really nice conversation with the interviewer, and I thought things were going great. Until…she suggested I pursue a career as a news anchor. Flattering? Yes. Encouraging for my job prospect as an attorney? No.
One of my earliest interviews was with the Library of Congress to plan a cross-country celebration of Abraham Lincoln (totally absurd). The interviewer casually mentioned that his nephew was also interested in the job.
I was not hired (thank heavens).
I got an interview to work in the Postal Service’s legal department. I asked the interviewer what specific duties the job would entail. Her answer: “I’m not sure. It depends what division you’d be in, and we don’t have any open positions right now.”
Please tell me that I’m not the only person with a surprising number of these stories. What amusing experiences have you had?