April 21, 2006

Uhhh, No. And No Again

Well that was a waste of a perfectly good quarter tank of gas. Can I just say that?

I was up bright and early this morning, and despite many trials and tribulations (IOW, coffee not made, skirt didn't fit) I made it to the interview with time to spare.

Within moments of sitting down, I am told I am not the right kind of sales person. I'll give this guy credit for noticing that. However, that is all the credit I am willing to offer.

Some highlights:

*PLEASE - look me in the eye while we are having a conversation. My boobs are NOT that big so it's not like they're a big distraction.

*Actual statement made by this manager: "We make the data up". I heard that and I swear to heaven I cannot believe the amount of self control I exibited. Seriously - I'm an analyst and lover of data. You tell me you make shit up.....I walk. Period.

*No opportunity for advancement. Basically this means that at the ripe age of 65 I would still be pounding the pavement. Yeah - not so much.

I don't need to worry about it though. He's not calling back. They are looking for more 'deal to deal' sales people. I am long term, relationship sales. I would make his head explode - and I don't mean that in a good way.

So - that was a bust. Oh well. It's a numbers game. The more I get out there the better chance I'll find "IT". Meanwhile, I'm just pluggin' away. I found a couple things that really got my heart a pumpin' so we'll just have to see what comes out in the wash.

It's all golden.

Posted by Tammi at April 21, 2006 02:10 PM

I so know where you are coming from, I've had many a waste of time interviews and can spot them within the first 5 minutes of being there.

I get those interviews because I am a women and the auto industry is all about diversity, so I get the interview so I can be their "diversity" interview.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at April 21, 2006 03:32 PM

Well, at least you won't be feeling like you missed an outstanding opportunity. Geeze I can't stand people who won't look me in the eye. Although I must say I've never had a conversation with any guy that involved him staring at my boobs the entire time. ICK!

Posted by: Teresa at April 21, 2006 03:51 PM

Sorry about the interview. But isn't it almost good to know that you're not going to get a call back for a job you don't want?

I got set up once by a headhunter for a computer hardware interview. I'm a software guy. Five minutes into the interview, the poor sap interviewing me was breaking out into a flop sweat and the silence was deadly. I finally stood up and told the guy, "Why don't we just write this one off?", shook his hand and walked out.

Just think of all the interview practice you're getting!

Posted by: Jerry at April 21, 2006 06:11 PM