The Interview for an Inexperienced Candidate with an Experienced Candidate


Role-playing with darting eyes the personas of furniture salesman and customer (I sell intangibles)

Being told that I would earn $15 per hour

Quickly told that I would endure 4 weeks of elementary training (me the experienced agent)

Answering questions in a structured way (STAR) about imagined or real work scenarios, including recounting a conflict with a coworker (which doesn’t model reality in my work history)

Being asked to look up the founding of the company

Oh the dumbfounded playacting

Of the unintended interview.



Paul Turner

Voiceover actor, writer, singer, and poet.