Today, for the first time, I was on the other side of the interview desk. The side asking the questions.
Yeah, I know. Weird.
I was brought on to the interview process rather abruptly. My supervisor told me yesterday that she wanted my opinion on the technical ability of the new applicants. The last person that filled this position was somewhat lacking in their technical ability, so I was added to the list of interviewers.
It’s strange seeing my name next to the rest of the executive staff on the interview schedule. It’s stranger still to have those same people ask for my opinion of whether or not I think that they can do the job.
It’s just odd having this type of control over another person’s livelihood. To some of you, this may be old hat, but it’s a somewhat dizzying experience for me. I’ll do my best, and that’s all I can expect of myself.
And you may ask yourself, “Well, how did I get here?”