Looking for a job? Well, us musicians may have another approach at dealing with interview questions than normal humans. Sometimes a Hipster has to be prepared ya know?
It’s pretty tough out there. I was unemployed for quite awhile. It was during this time that that I threw these blogs together. I thought I’d just sit around and write wacky stuff and get paid.
Not gonna happen
I’d make more working at McDonald’s
So are you prepared when you go to an interview?
I had no idea what kind of questions they would ask. After doing some research I found these favorites that can be difficult to answer. I will attempt to give it a shot.
Interview Q/A for Musicians
Tell me about yourself.
Well, I’m a spacey guy and I like Pink Floyd
Why should I hire you?
Because I’ll get along famously with all your other employees. The only problem we may have is which radio station to listen to on the assembly line.
What is your long-range objective?
To make your job easier! You would not have to interview anybody else. And if ya hire me then I can get that new guitar I been checking out.
How has your education prepared you for your career?
My public education was limited, so I supplemented it by studying other subjects on the side. How else would I know so much about the Beatles?
Are you a team player?
Absolutely! When I play in my band I do my best to make sure we are all playing in the same key.
Have you ever had a conflict with a boss?
Yeah.. A few times. But he usually persuaded me to come along to his way of seeing things – He would show me company policy statements. Then I would put him on the guest list for our next show.
What is something you would change about your life?
I would have not been so into the old school 60’s acid rock and been more into hair metal. Like all my musical colleagues growing up.
If your not a musician you could try a different approach for a job interview.
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Elsewhere in the Blogsphere:
- So, you’re a musician, how is that going for you? (ask.metafilter.com)
- Ten ways to score that job offer (cnn.com)
- Make Friends with Your Job Interviewer (lifescript.com)