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A Job Interview — Allison Style…

June 10, 2010

Some excerpts from my job interview today.

(Quick background info… today I interviewed with 2 people who work at Company #1. Company #1 places people in job positions at other companies. The position I’m trying to get is at a pharmaceutical company. So the people I met today were meeting me first to decide whether or not to pass my info along to the pharmaceutical company. Got that? Good. Let’s go…)

Woman: “OK. Well, you seem like a great fit. We’ll submit your resume to them and see what happens.”

Man: “We’ll also make sure to tell them you aren’t an axe murderer.” (This was in reference to an earlier conversation in the interview.)

Me: “Awesome! And make sure you reiterate that I own rifles and stuff and can kill them from a WAY longer distance than if I only had an ax.”

Me: “Oh, on every holiday at our house, my 6 and 8-year-old daughters pull out their BB guns and shoot at targets we set up for them in the backyard.”

Woman: “So you have some experience using Visio?”

Me: “Is it on my resume?” (As I glanced across the table at the copy of my resume she had in front of her.)

Woman: “Yes.”

Me: “Then apparently, yes I do, although I also apparently have no recollection of it since I had to ask. But I’m sure I’d remember how to use it if I ever saw it in front of me again.”

Me: “The best was when my kids ate bear meat burgers one night and then we got a call from the taxidermist the next day and went to pick up the bear mount that’s now in our living room. It was hilarious when we told the kids that the night before, they had eaten the very bear that was sitting right in front of them.

Me: “Oh, I commuted over 70 miles every day for years.”

Man: “What the hell’s wrong with you?”

Me: “Eh. I met my husband and moved back to my hometown for him and then I sucked it up for him for a few years.”

(It wasn’t until later that I realized how many ways my statement about “sucking it up” could be taken.)

Me: “During one interview I once had, I made a joke about the guy in a picture hanging on the wall in the office. Then they told me it was an employee that had been killed in a motorcycle accident. That kind of sucked. I didn’t get the job.”

I swear on some random person’s grave, all of these words were uttered today. Honestly though? I rocked the interview. Totally rocked it! They’re sending my resume to the appropriate people at the company where the job is and hopefully, they’ll want to meet with me. I’m thinking though that perhaps I should hone my interviewing skills a bit before I go? That’s just a thought…

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 14, 2010 3:31 AM

    LMFAO – sounds like something I would say…only differently..

  2. June 11, 2010 8:15 AM

    You are a total shoe-in!

    (You’re a little scary too 🙂 )

  3. June 11, 2010 3:38 AM

    OMG! You said all of this? I wish I had that much courage to crack a joke, at least with the principal of my alma mater.

  4. June 10, 2010 9:16 AM

    Hahahaha – if they don’t have a sense of humor, you don’t want to work for them.

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