As I arrived for an interview today, the hiring manager asked me, “Did you have any trouble finding the place?”


As it happens, I did not have any trouble finding the place and said so. I had printed out a map from one of the numerous online map sites and the building was right where it was supposed to be.

But even if I had had trouble finding it, my answer would have been the same.

“Some people have trouble finding it,” he told me.

Interesting. As an IT person, I consider myself a problem-solver — actually, I could make a case that any person in any job is hired as a problem solver — so I wouldn’t start out an interview by admitting that I got lost on my way over.

“Don’t hire anyone who can’t find the building,” I said.

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