I was really exhausted yesterday, so I didn’t get to the Friday 5, but I still want to do it because it is so appropriate this week, so here we go. Mother Laura writes:
Songbird just had an interview for a “vague and interesting” possibility, and More Cows than People is doing campus visits for doctoral programs. There always seem to be a few RevGals applying for new positions, and I just got my first call for this year’s preliminary interviews for college teaching jobs at the American Academy of Religion meeting in San Diego coming up in a few weeks. It’s for my dream job among this year’s offerings, and I am flipflopping between excitement and nervousness. So please keep your fingers crossed and say a little prayer for everyone facing such conversations, and share your thoughts on the wonderful world of interviews:
1. What was the most memorable interview you ever had?
Well, I guess I have to say the one I just had on Thursday. It was so not what I expected it would be! It was way more pleasant than I thought it would be, even though they were pointing out how unclear my post was.
2. Have you ever been the interviewer rather than the interviewee? If so, are you a tiger, a creampuff, or somewhere in between?
I interviewed a few people as a shift manager for a pizza place I worked at. I didn’t do it more than three times, so I wouldn’t say I really know anything and I was only 17 and then barely 18 at the time.
3. Do phone interviews make you more or less nervous than in-person ones? (more…)