Thursday, January 22, 2009

How To Get A Job 101

I was thinking about a couple of old friends of mine this morning. They have lived all over the world, but are living in the States right now. They've been together since university and they're one of those couples that are just such good fun to be around. They are really funny. You always know that you are in for some serious belly laughing when you spend time in their company.

Anyway, they're pregnant which is really cool. I pointed out that their child will have an Amercian accent and he pointed out that he was confident his wife will be giving birth to the next American president.

Quite a few years ago he was interviewing for a job with a big flash ad agency, since he came from a numbers background I seem to recall that the job was a bit of a longshot.

'Now, Mr Jobhopeful,' said one of his potential employers, 'would your friends describe you as dynamic?'

'No,' he said, 'but they'd say I was hung like a rogue elephant.'

He got the job.

5 comments:

tinman18 said...

You won't believe this, but I swear it's true.

I dug out the jobs section in the Irish Times of Jan 9th. I was trying to find some ad for a convent gardener or something.

I opened the paper and, honestly, the first ad I saw said "are you interested in joining the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre as part of our Volunteer Service?"

I stopped then - I can't top that.

laughykate said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Just a few more words could have saved that sentence.

tinman18 said...

I've just read my comment, & I should make it clear that I don't want to be a convent gardener, I was just trying to think of a job where claiming to be hung like a rogue elephant at the interview might not go well.

There are a couple of ways in which telling a Mother Superior that you're hung like an elephant might not go well, and not getting the job is not the worst of them.

Holemaster said...

I never hire based on official qualifications and so far it's worked.

laughykate said...

Heh, Tinman, you are so right.

Holemaster, I like the cut of your jib.