the recruitment officer asked, why did you apply for this job?
i came in late 5 hours from my actual scheduled interview. i was drop down drunk when i entered the building with blood shot in my right eye. i was holding a bottle of iced tea and water in my left hand and a cup of coffee in the right. i went inside a deserted room full of computers and asked to wait for good fate to come. since i was late, they told me that they could only accomodate me if there is one from the current batch that would not come in. luckily, the examiner is missing one. so she had no choice but to hold with her words. i think she had the nose for drunk. i was asked to answer 8 different leghty exams. then, found myself inside a cubicle being interviewed afterwards. my whole body still have the strong scent of the brandy i drank last night, i did my best to compose myself and come up with a sensible answer.
"because i believe this job is a good stepping stone in whatever career i want to pursue."
then the officer smirked. oh no. probably she already noticed that i am (still) drunk.with still a frown in her face (making her not an effective interviewer) she asked me again, "so for you this is not a career?"it was just then that i have realized that was a fatal answer: a make or break response. the only option i have is to support it or make an alibi to cover up my mistake. but i opted in sticking with my answer.
"honestly, i don't"
it was just tonight that i was able to remember that event and reason why i have answered that question. career is different from job. a career is doing something that you want to do. on the other hand, a job is doing something that you need to do.well, i can't really say if it is fortunate or unfortunate thing. but despite my answer i manage to land into that job. now, i am just wondering where could possibly be if i didn't pass the final interview. probably i am still cursing my friends for putting vetsin in my brandy.