Monday, 19 December 2011
the right shoes?
Early for a meeting, I decided to grab a late breakfast toast and a cup of coffee. The coffee bar was mainly empty except for two or three people sitting along the walls chugging through emails on their computers.
I took a window seat and concentrated on the toast as I gradually became more aware of my surroundings. Two people arrived at a nearby table. Well-dressed casual. The jacket of one one them was placed on the side, inside out so a large 'Moncler' label was prominent.
This, apparently, was the interviewer.
The other person started to explain their plans and aspirations. It was clearly a job-seeking session.
I tuned out and back to my coffee.
Until I noticed.
The fashionable Moncler one conducting the interview was wearing different shoes. They were the same brown colour but had different patterning.
I wondered if the interviewee had noticed. Or whether the session's intensity meant he would miss this detail.
This wasn't like fashionable different socks.
They say in interviews its good to think of the interviewer in a levelling situation. This one could be easy.
Having to get dressed in the dark.
The toast and coffee was great.