Friday, May 15, 2009

A Few Updates:

With the wiffleball season almost to an end, my team, the Unforgettables, is Nationally ranked number 1. Yes, that's right, we are currently deemed the best wiffleball team in the nation. This past week we won our division and will play the championship game sometime this weekend or early next week.

I am currently in the interview process with Indiana University for a job as a fitness specialist for the Navy SHAPE program. I have passed phase one, the phone interview, and will move on to phase two next week by traveling to IU to do an in person interview. I also interviewed with a Louisville gym/rehab facility last week. Although I am not too concerned right now with whether I get a serious job or not, these interviews have made me think. I don't really understand the "normal" interview process...People ask a bunch of questions about my qualities and my thoughts on what "integrity" means. I understand the thought process behind it but at the same time I don't see it as being effective. I could go into an interview with those types of questions and put on my geek front and tell you exactly what you want to hear. Maybe even introduce myself as Billy Brownnose. After the interview you will have heard exactly what you wanted but how much of it was actually my thoughts and personality? The interviewer already has my resume with my experiences on a piece of paper. Why not just converse with me about this and that. Who knows what will come up in the conversation but I know that there will be a lot more revealed about myself. My resume tells you how well my knowledge base and certifications are. The interview is a time where you can see what I am actually like and if my personality fits with what you are looking for. Oh well, I guess I will continue to hear the same questions that don't really show much of who I am. But I will tell you one thing, I will never be a brown noser. What you see is what you get.

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Rob Sinnott, MS, CSCS, PFT said...

Those are all reasons why I only search for pure intensity in employees. If I don't see a fire under their ass in the interview, they can plan on not seeing me as their boss.