I mentioned that I wasn't sure what the job was when I applied. All I knew was that is involved working at a bank. As it turns out, it was a sales position.
There are a lot of things I think I'd be good at and enjoy. Sales, however, is not one of those things. As Attorney 5 said to me, "You have the look, but not the personality." I think this stems from the fact that I hate people. The last thing I want to do is call them, kiss ass, and try to sell them things. Nothing against sales, but it just doesn't work for me.
Anyway, it was a long interview this morning. First, the person interviewing me was this super peppy HR girl, who looked to be about my age. I don't know if it's just me, but I absolutely hate being interviewed by 20-some year old HR girls. I am dying to know what extensive training they've been through that makes them qualified to assess my qualifications and determine if I'm a good fit for a particular company.
After looking at my resume, her first comment was, "You're quite the ninja, aren't you!" in reference to my martial arts experience. Seriously, fuck off, Mandy/Candy/Mindy/Cindy/Kristy or whatever the fuck your name was. Please, just direct me to the person who's actually doing the hiring. You know, the person who's job isn't reading a list of previously prepared questions about my biggest strengths and weaknesses, or my career goals over the next three years.
After about twenty minutes of inane conversation about my background, I got to listen to an hour long sales pitch about the company. Fucking sweet. Ten minutes into the spiel, I had gotten the general idea. Seriously, I'm a reasonably intelligent guy - personal and professional growth...clients...AAA ratings...opportunities for advancement...team leaders...golf outings...I get it. Please. Stop. Talking.
Needless to say, she did not stop talking. Instead, I sat there for an hour and a half interviewing for a job that I don't really want. Oh, and did I mention that it requires four interviews to actually get this job? This weekend, I'm supposed to fill out a compatibility questionnaire to see if this company and I are a good fit for each other. I need to do well on it to get a second interview.
Awesome start to my day. Just awesome.