I had a group interview yesterday vs six people. The company had interviews all day though, so I'm imagining it was around 40, or more, people I was up against. We all lined up, taking turns, answering the same question. I was third. I wasn't nervous being third, what overwhelmed me was the fact we were all standing while three managers overlooked us and jotted down information. I felt as if they were deciding to give me the death penalty or not. Standing, for some reason, made my legs shake. I wondered if anyone noticed. I knew I was more than qualified for the job position but my answers did not match what I planned to say. I believe if we had been sitting at a table I would have been more calm and open, but that sounds like an excuse. Did I get the job? No.
Finding a job has been clearly impossible for me. I've talked to managers countless of times, presenting myself the best way I can. They like my application, they love my experience, but they aren't hiring at the moment. Most of the time, managers don't want to talk to people. Literally, this past week I've tried to talk to managers while turning in my application, or when I make the phone call to see if they received my application, but they are "busy," they've "stepped out," they are on "vacation." You leave a message but they don't call back. One time I went into a store asking for a manager and the woman turned around and said "This is my second day," while she looked around for another worker, "ask her." I'm not kidding. If she could get hired, so could I! Right? Wrong.