At the end of last year I put in an application for a School Counselor position in the county where I live. About a month ago I got an e-mail to set up a screening interview during a teacher recruitment fair...which was today. I have never seen anything like it! I guess it's pretty typical for teachers, but this was the first interview I've been on since I applied to be a cashier at Circuit City my sophomore year of undergrad!!
When I pulled up to the school there were cars parked all over the place and on the roads surrounding the school. When I got inside there were so many people! They had 30 tables set up and there were 2 interviewers at each table...so 60 interviewers!! Of those 60, 3 of them were interviewing just for guidance counselors!! So they must have interviewed 20-30 people for the same position I applied for! Great!!
When I got up there, the lady who interviewed me only asked me 8 questions and wasn't allowed to look at my portfolio! Ugh! I know that this was just a way to weed out those that weren't qualified, but it's so frustrating!! I feel like I should have elaborated more on the questions I was asked or something. Oh well. I hope I get called back for a real interview now! :) Keeping my fingers crossed and praying!!