So this week at HLS is our "On Campus Interview Program" which means that a bizillion firms come to campus and interview us for jobs next summer, aka your job for real life. Intense.
Interviews started Monday and of course I'm freaking out, pure nerves, praying my first interview is a great confidence booster so that I can calm the F down for the remaining 21. Instead, I had the interview from hell, with certain choice excerpts outlined below.
INTERVIEWER: So, can you tell me a little bit about why July 2008 is unaccounted for on your resume?
Me: Oh, um, hi, nice to meet you. July 2008 was the month before law school started - I was just kind of traveling and preparing for law school, since my job ended in June.
Interviewer: Interesting. So you didn't really do much. So I see you've lived in both Madrid and Prague - which would you rather return to?
Me: Well, I really loved Madrid, the culture, yada yada, plus I speak Spanish so for practical reasons that would make more sense.
Interviewer: Oh. So you couldn't live in a country where you didn't speak the language? (writing in his notebook "DOESN'T ADAPT WELL")
Me: Oh, no! I didn't say that...I meant...
Interviewer: (cuts me off) So if you could reform one aspect of immigration, what would it be?
Me: Um...(start giving my answer)
Interviewer: That makes no sense.
It was, to say the least, an uphill battle and I will NOT be getting a callback. Hope all your lives are going better than my first interview, haha.