Most of you who know me know that since the end of February I've been another National Statistic. Thankfully, 2 weeks ago I was given a chance of a job with [URL="http://www.lasc.org.uk"]Loanhead After Schools Club[/URL] on a Part Time (12 hours pw) contracting basis for 3 months. Done two full weeks there now, OK - 4 days, and I'm enjoying it. Woohoo! However, the search carries on to fill in the rest of the week with work.

I think everyone knows how bad things are in the UK job market at the moment and I picked a helluva time to find myself looking for work. Countless applications have been completed and CV's sent for jobs and I've had the sum total of three interviews (other than the LASC one). The most recent one was yesterday and was held in what was, for me anyway, the most bizarre way. Let me explain...

The job was to work with a clothing store's website, keeping it up to date and taking sales orders over the phone and internet. Now, every interview is carried out differently to suit the style and needs of the company however every interview I've ever attended has been done privately. Not this one - oh no... This interview was carried out at the till point in the store! The interviewer actually sat behind the sales counter with his laptop going through my CV while 'interviewing' me AND directing staff around the store!

Call me old fashioned (or maybe just old-ish) but when you have this sort of a discussion with a potential staff member, would you not head somewhere quiet - even if it's a quiet corner in the shop?

I'll likely never have an interview like that again - thankfully...