Friday, November 2, 2007

The Friday Five: Interview Edition

1. What was the most memorable interview you ever had?
I think that might be the one I had with my senior pastor. I had received a call telling me that I was to be appointed as associate pastor, that the church would have all new pastoral staff, and that I should meet with my new senior pastor before meeting the church folks. Oh, and "it would be best if [we] could get along, because it would be tremendously difficult to make a change at this point."
So Ben and I meet SP for lunch, and the first thing he says is, "this is not an interview."
Was too...but by the end, we were having a really good time.
So glad it worked out the way it did.

2. Have you ever been the interviewer rather than the interviewee? If so, are you a tiger, a creampuff, or somewhere in between?
Not for a job, but I've done some interviews for research papers and projects. I'm a sugar-coated tiger.

3. Do phone interviews make you more or less nervous than in-person ones?
I have had no experience with them. For research, I'm very fond of doing them via email.

4. What was the best advice you ever got to prepare for an interview?
Be yourself.

How about the worst?
Be yourself.

5. Do you have any pre-interview rituals that give you confidence?
Wish I did...that might make for a good story. All I do is make sure I'm comfy in the clothes I have on and have a good cup of coffee beforehand.


  1. I like the sugar coated tiger image. RevDrKate called herself a tiger in a creampuff suit!

  2. Good play! Reminds me, though, that I still have some follow-up questions from a sugar-coated tiger sitting in my email inbox.

    (Hey... sugar-coated tiger... is that like Tony on the Frosted Flakes box?)


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