Another Job Interview where I’m the first one at the gate…
I had a job interview this afternoon in Winchester, VA, which sounds like a long way from where I live, but it is only a pleasant 45 minute ride. The job looked good (full time) and the people were nice.
I drew my regular blank on remembering names of things (like the Mozilla Firefox browser I’m using right now to write this…who in hell remembers their browsers by name?) and all those 3 letter abbreviations that engineers and programmers are so fond of (ssl, csm, etc… for things I do or use but never have to name.
They gave me a good 45 minutes, however, and I really can’t complain… until the last statement. It’s the one I’ve gotten on every interview lately and I’m beginning to think it is the trigger for easy rejection: “We’re glad you came in, but you are the first and we have several others who we are interviewing before we can get back to you.”
At least three of my last interviews used that one… and, of course, I still haven’t heard from an of them. I don’t think I’m likely to.
But I could be surprised.