Friday, March 27, 2009

Turning the Interview Tables

After selecting a graduation speaker amongst ten people who auditioned, interviewing sixteen people for four Dean's Fellow positions (after already cutting fourteen on paper), and grading submissions to try out to be on our law journal, I realized that making those types of decisions is really hard.

Everyone is "uniquely qualified" and oftentimes we had to factor in seemingly arbitrary factors or things that they applicant could not control. "Oh, this candidate is too much like someone we already have."

Now, I feel like I cannot blame the decision makers for any position I have ever been rejected from and wonder how I ever got any position that I have.

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