I had an interview yesterday. It's a temp to perm. The hourly rate is shitty, but the hours are good. More importantly, the permanent job (should it materialize) is tailor made to my experience. Furthermore, I am 100% comfortable with the work, because I have done it all before. I'm proficient at it and I will excel at this job. There is no doubt. I actually feel like it's a dream job for me. So, I was very excited to get the interview.
I knocked it out of the park. She loved me. We spoke for over an hour about about both of our experiences and our philosophies on the practice of law. I was stoked. I told her several times in several different ways that I am perfect for this position. PERFECT! Basically, I told her there is no one out there that has my combo of experience and comfort level with the responsibilities she cited.
She too was eager about me. She wanted to know how quickly I could start. I was sure that I landed this one. But then it got confusing.....
I said I could start in two weeks. She said, great. But just know, that I have 250 resumes and I will continue to interview after you've begun working. I thought it was a temp to perm and that I would be given a fair chance to land the perm job. To me, that means, putting away the resumes and giving the person in the office a chance to prove their worth to you. I don't get it. Or, alternatively, give me a call after you've interviewed some more people. Just don't involve me until you KNOW for sure.
My initial feeling were that it was kinda effed up. I would be in the office and I would see random Harvard grads and laid off big law lawyers coming in and interviewing for the job that I want--that I'm throwing myself into. And I am more qualified than any of those guys or dolls. Isn't that a little uncomfortable?
But I guess it's an employer's market. I feel like a crack whore. I'm not even strung out on drugs, but I am selling myself short. Why???
UPDATE: I DIDN'T GET THE JOB. :( SOMEONE ELSE WAS EVEN MORE PERFECT FOR IT THAN I, BUT SHE LOVED MEETING ME AND THOUGHT I WAS GREAT. :~(