I had been preparing for this interview since I graduated last August, when my wife and I moved to a new city.
At the time, we were excited about starting a new chapter of our life.
But in the months leading up to the interview, we kept worrying about how much we would have to do on our résumé to get our interview spot.
We had worked so hard to get where we were, and we wanted to show that we were able to get back to where we started.
So we wrote about our experiences as a recent college graduate who didn’t have a lot of college experience and how we felt it would be easy for them to think that we did not have the ability to do the job.
We also asked if they thought we had a job.
And we even sent an essay to our interviewers.
It was like, “Hey, we’re still here!”
In the end, I felt like we had done a lot for ourselves and had given them something valuable.
The only thing we didn’t get was a response.
It felt like I had given something away, that I had earned their trust and that they had earned our respect.
I wanted to know if we were the ones that had gotten them to trust us.
So I sent them a follow-up email.
I asked if I could have the interview on the phone or by text.
I also wanted to see if they could remember if we had been on campus during the day and what time we were on campus.
And, of course, if they had ever had a conversation with a current or former student who is a job applicant, or a prospective job applicant.
I got the following response from our hiring manager: You are the first one to write back and we are grateful that you did.
If you had any questions or comments about our hiring process, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]
But I didn’t receive a response, so I asked my wife, who is an academic, for more details.
“Did they ask us about our college experience?” she asked me.
“I think so, but we didn: When we applied for a job, they sent us a resume and asked us about how we’d done, and then they sent it to the school.”
That wasn’t the case for our interview.
I had written a response to their letter and had also included my college experience, which they had verified.
But when I asked for a copy of my resume and cover letter, they said, “It’s in our files, but you’re not getting it.”
My wife asked me to send her a copy.
I thought about sending them one of my workbooks and sending them a copy, but decided to send the resume to the university and cover letters to the job applicants.
My wife also sent me an email that said, in part: “We would appreciate it if you would send us a copy.”
I thought this was a nice gesture, but I wasn’t sure what to do with the copy of the resume I had sent them.
When I asked them why, they replied, “We just don’t have it.”
I was worried that the university was just going to ignore me and let me know that they didn’t actually have the resume, or even that they hadn’t seen my cover letter.
They asked if the cover letter was attached, and I explained that I didn�t know.
Then they asked me how much I wanted it and asked if there was anything else I should know about the job I had applied for.
I told them that I wanted my cover letters and resume to be attached to my application, but that I would need a copy to send them.
“So you are not going to send it back to me?
And what about the resume?”
“No,” they said.
I then sent a copy back to them, along with a letter, to say that I was done with this whole thing.
They never replied.
The first interview is not the only time that I have been told, by interviewers and recruiters, that they are not qualified for the job they are applying for.
My first interview for a senior management job was with an organization called the American Board of Accountancy.
It has about 2,000 employees.
We went to their conference room, sat down and started the interview.
My recruiter asked, “Who is this person?”
I told him I was a senior account executive, and the recruiter said, “…but don’t tell me they are a nonprofit.”
When I explained to the recrucer that I worked for a nonprofit, he responded, “Why not?
They are an organization!”
I asked why that was.
“Because they are nonprofit,” he said.
So why was the recruitor going to ask if I was affiliated with a nonprofit organization?
It turns out that this is