It is freaking me out to realize that since I started interviewing people for jobs in 1980, I’ve been interviewing job-seekers for thirty-six years. Since I was twenty years old and a fledgling supervisor in a tiny company in 1980, I didn’t get any training before I was thrown into my first job interview.
People say that the job interview question “With all the talented candidates we will meet, why should we hire you?” is just another way of asking “Why do you think you’re a good fit for this job?” but I disagree.
Once in a while you’ll have a horrible job interview where you’re thinking “I could never do this job if they offered it to me, so why am I sitting here?” You have to decide for yourself whether to stay in a situation like that, or politely excuse yourself and leave.
A homeless man in Langford, British Columbia is paying it forward in a big way.