Regardless, we must fill this position, so I have met a handful of applicants in the past week and now understand why our country has such a high unemployment rate right now. Sorry, that was insensitive, but I couldn't resist. But if the guy I spent 30 minutes with earlier today is any indication, joblessness is compelling people to apply for positions for which they are clearly unqualified. Like this dude, who has a PR background, but no demonstrated interest in non-profits or advocacy organizations, let alone the kind composed mainly of earthy types who live to "fight the system." This was evident in his dodge of every question relating to his grasp of our policy issues and his preference of instead delivering grand speeches about the "need to defend the little guy."
Dude, I don't care about the many promotions you received as a journalist and what a hard-hitting newsman you once were. If you can't be bothered to at least brush up on some of the larger topics that my organization fights for, I fear for your commitment to coming through with concrete deliverables. Moreover, the testosterone that oozed out of your every pore suggested to me that I may have met you a long time ago at a frat party, where you may have been crushing beer cans on your head. Not a good fit for us. I suggest in the future that you, and others out there reading this who might benefit from a very obvious job-hunting tip, STUDY next time you interview.
Over and out.