Sunday, August 23, 2009

Life: You're Doing it Wrong

So, here's a little entry that's not the SEX story I promised. I'll do it eventually, I swear!

Ok, so, Sarina and I were talking the other night about how flawed the interview process is. (*ahem* Please allow me to submit Exhibit 13...) We started talking about interview questions we've asked & have been asked when trying to get an applicant to open up & reveal their true personality. The weirdest, but maybe the best, interview question that was ever asked of me was:

If you were on the cover of any magazine, what magazine would it be and what would the headline read?

I don't remember what my answer was. I know I said the magazine would be "People", but I can't for the life of me remember what I said for the headline. I just remember PANICKING because I figured that they wanted to see if you'd say something like, "Time: Woman of the Year" or "Entrepreneur: 30 Millionaires Under 30" or something work-related and emphasizing my super work ethic, but of course, my brain is thinking, "Cat Fancy - How to Keep Your Fuzzy Buddy Happy!" or something equally retarded.

So, I ask you. If you were in an interview tomorrow and the question were posed to you, how would you answer it?


Nicolae said...

Magazine: Unemployed Today.
Headline: Why I'm Answering Your Dumb Questions Today!

Rusty said...

I kind of have a sort of interview tomorrow so, you know, thanks for this. I don't know what sort of answer the following would get:

Magazine: Bust!
Headline: Gainful Employment: For when craftiness doesn't pay!

Snuggiepants the Lainey Lover said...

Well I suck because I'd totally say the Cat Fancy thing. Hey, they'd get an idea of my personality! Plus I think I've gotten too old to care what people think--even interviewers.

Deistbrawler said...

It would be in the future. It would be People. "Authors to look out for."

Jeremy Feist said...

While I kinda wish I could say Unzipped or Freshmen, that would a be a bold faced lie and highly presumptuous. Can you get on the cover of Time for getting massively wasted and plowing your piece of shit Sunfire through the storefront of a department store?

Nicole said...

Vanity Fair. Headline? "Why Nicole is the Next Big Thing"

cindy said...

I'm thinking Travel and Leisure magazine: Expats Living Their Dreams.

We're working on it.

cindy said...

By the by, WHERE IS THE SEX? People come here looking for sex you know.

Figgylicious said...

Hee, this reminds me of a quote from one of my favorite blogs:

Here's something I’d like to do the next time I have to interview someone. I'd give them a normal interview and at the end of it say, "I'd also like to have you interview with the department god. Would that be okay? Good, I'll go summon him." Then I'd leave and come back wearing a giant paper-mache tiki monster head, and give another interview in a scary deep demon voice. If I could somehow make fire shoot out of the giant paper-mache tiki monster head, that would be good as well. I'd hire anyone who I couldn't make cry.

You should try that ;)

Big Daddy said...

Magazine: Sports Illustrated
Headline: NFL Owner of the Year

Why? Because I love football and think that I would make a great team owner. The only thing standing between me and that dream is . . . money.

Lainey said...

You kids amuse me! I'd respond to you all individually, but I'm trying to write up the No Whining Wednesday post and I'm entirely too lazy to do both. I liked your answers and I'm totally going to use Cindy's if I ever get asked this question in another interview (How weird would that be though? Seriously, if any of you ever get asked this question in an interview, you HAVE to come back and tell me about it. I don't care if it's 5 years from now, YOU COME BACK AND TELL ME, ok?)

Thanks for playing and have a good week!