....having a job. That isn't what I originally planned for this week's post. It was going to be about color in nature, but then I got an e-mail this morning that changed my mind.
Yesterday, I served on an interview panel for a municipal entity in a city near where I work. It was for an accountant's position. The last candidate of the day was a gentleman, probably in his mid to late fifties, who has been out of work for a couple of years. It was a painful interview. His interview skills are lacking, though based on his resume, his accounting skills are not. There were long pauses between the questions and his answers. I could see, as the interview progressed, that we were all trying to softball the questions and trying to coach him to good answers. This morning, he sent me an e-mail thanking me for the interview - standard stuff. I felt so bad. His skill set isn't really the right one for this job - but I'm sure it will be for some other job - but with his poor interviewing skills, I think he may continue to be out of a job for a while. I am very lucky to have a good job that I like and that is secure. I am very happy not to have to be out there pounding the pavement.