The Interview for an Inexperienced Candidate with an Experienced Candidate

Paul Turner
May 16, 2023


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.