Interviewing In Pajamas
About two weeks ago I made a desperate plee for help on our local T.V station, NECN. “Please, we need interns!” We do, we need help, and the following week while I was interviewing them, I clearly backed that statement up.
A graduate student from Bentley College happen to see my cry for help. I was meeting with her at Starbucks, just 2 minutes down the road from me, and I was about 15 minutes late. Glasses covered in yogurt from Quinn’s breakfast, ripped jeans because when I threw them on that morning I missed and my foot went all of the way through the weak part in the knee, a 18 yr old red Patagonia fleece, and tattered flannel underneath…same one I slept in, and had been wearing for 2 days straight!
Half way through, when going over marketing and sales goals, it had occured to me that I had been speaking to this perfectly groomed graduate student I had just hired for the summer’s internship position. She was perfectly dressed in ironed black pants, a pressed shirt, blow dried and WASHED hair, and a string of pearls. I on the other hand, looked straight out of Fraggel Rock. I obviously needed help, and I am just relieved that I didn’t send her running the opposite direction!
She starts in June, and I hired two other folks to help me with demos, customer service, and sales. Interviewed them in my red fleece as well, but washed, and in hole-less jeans. 😉
P.S. I just looked down and realized I am wearing that jacket right now. Wow.