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:
- What was the best job you ever had, and why?
- What was the worst job you ever had, and why?
- What was the last book you read?
- 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.