Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pivot This!

So I had a real job interview for a real company for the first time in almost a year. I think the last time I had one of these was last OCTOBER!! Geez....I was REALLY optimistic about finding a job after bschool...someone please remind me again why I went??

Anyway, the interview was over the phone and the process was pretty smooth for a phone interview, until about the point where they started asking me about Excel. Yikes! I haven't used it in a year! The woman kept pressing me about Pivot Tables! Do I understand it, do I know what it is, do I think that I can conjure one up. Well, of course I can, if I fiddle around with Excel! I mean, just cuz I'm unemployed doesn't mean I'm a moron and unemployable and completely Excel Elliterate! I mean, with stuff like that, can't you learn on the job anyway? Seriously, I don't understand why she kept pressing me over the phone to explain them to her. Maybe I'm just bitter that I didn't prepare well enough, but still....I'd like to ask her a few questions...and as a matter of fact, I did. I asked her a few questions about the company and the position, and she couldn't answer any of them!! Hello? HR?? Hello!??!!?

Well, I looked up some pivot tables online and instantaneously, it came back to me. And I realized that if that's the only thing she grilled me on then that means it's a huge part of the position and I'm not sure that would be a good fit for me anyway. That and the fact that this position doesn't have health benefits.

Can someone please just drop a fabulous job in my lap already??

1 comment:

gcpaik@gmail.com said...

you went to b-school to meet me!