So, yesterday's interview with the foreclosure firm was with three HR people. I hate interviewing with HR.
With lawyers, interviews are easy. I go in, talk about my job for a little bit, but mainly just shoot the shit with the interviewer. I'm a reasonably personable and interesting person, so 90% of the interview always goes very well. Granted, the 10% about my work experience has been a pretty big hindrance, but there's not much I can do about that.
Interviews with HR are completely different. They come in with their prepared questions, fire at will, and just wait for my prepared answers. That's it.
Maybe it's just because I'm better at the first type of interview, but I honestly don't think that an interview with HR gives any indication of how well I'll perform a particular job. At least the lawyers get a sense of my personality and what I'll be like to be around every day. The HR people only get to know how well I can make up answers to inane questions.
Do you really think that my answer to, "Describe how you have resolved a conflict at work" is a good indication of how well I'll do a job? No. It's just an indication of how well I can lie.
Luckily for me, I'm also pretty good at lying.