November 9, 2006
Get a Phone!
An emerging pet peeve of mine (which I’m feeling acutely at this precise moment) is people who do job interviews on a cell phone. I understand that lots of people today, especially younger people, don’t have land lines, only cell phones. They’re welcome to do that, although why someone wouldn’t get Vonage for $15/month, I’m not sure.
The reality is that cell phones in this country still get poor reception half of the time. How can you conduct a job interview and expect to be taken seriously if the person interviewing you can’t hear you and has to keep asking you to repeat yourself? It’s as if you showed up for a job interview wearing a suit jacket with a bathing suit. You’d just never do it. Find a real phone somewhere that you can borrow. Get Vonage. Make sure you show up in person. Something other than a cell phone, please.