The Interview–Part 1

Recently, I applied for a copywriter position with an edgy advertising company.  Honestly, I was looking for any type of job where I could practice my writing with the ultimate goal of earning a living while I played.  

The interview questions were so much fun!  It was all online with timed exercises including a command to submit a short story the length of a Tweet.  With no thought at all I popped off “She hopped in the tub and they both had fun.”  Then quick as anything the bot asked me to submit another one, so again I shot back “Whatcha gonna do with those beans, Jack?”  I was just starting to get into it, when the interview ended with a final request to submit a three minute or less video where I was to create an elevator pitch for myself in the first twenty seconds, and then answer four questions in the next couple of minutes.

These are the questions they asked:

  1. What was the best job you ever had, and why?
  2. What was the worst job you ever had, and why?
  3. What was the last book you read?
  4. What was the last thing you wrote?

‘Game on!’ I thought.   Over the next hour I played with the wording of my speech and then I stressed about recording myself and letting my ago show, but also stressed about how to figure out the computer so I could make a video and send it.  ‘Oh dear!’ I thought.

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