Why do these guys dance around the questions instead of giving short, succinct answers?
(I know there are many valid answers to this, but I wanted a really awkward transition to my point, like the one you’re now experiencing.)
Here’s how they should’ve answered poor Jeremy’s opening query – the one where he asked how/if he would get a job when he graduated.
Just ask the kid what he wants to do for a living and be like, “Jeremy, I know someone that runs a business doing exactly what you want to pursue. I promise to make sure they hire you. Thank you.”
Then go sit down.
They largely don’t directly answer the questions anyway, so this would be far more interesting to me.
The other thing that struck me was that there would be few things more awkward than when you’re getting your question answered, and the candidate looks directly at you the entire time.
If I’d seen that happening and known I was in the queue for answering, I would’ve begged out in the immediate, and failing that, just been like, “Nah, it’s fine – I figured it out,” when my turn came.
I was at a play in a small venue once where one of the characters picks out an audience member to do their monolog at, and I was so uncomfortable, I don’t know how to end this sentence, forget it.
(Written in 1 minute, 6 seconds.)