I’ve said it before. Interviewing for a job is just like dating. Do you have the same interests? Do you like women? Is there long-term potential? The downside to interviewing is you can’t give a fake name or sneak out the back door when you see you’ve made a bad decision.
I had a funny feeling about this interview, but I went. Let’s start with first impressions: underweight emo in black skinny jeans with trying-to-be-hip sideburns. He was old enough to be my child (if I were a whore in high school) and he had issues maintaining eye contact. These things combined made it hard to believe he was an entrepreneur, which was how this kid was pitched to me.
The mutual “I’m just not that into you” interview was over in about the same amount of time it takes to drink a latte on a bad first date; however, the experience made me realize I like my leaders like I like my men: old and educated.