My team at work have, not surprisingly been very interested in the progress of the interviews. They have good reason to be: the successful candidates will join them and they will spend almost every waking hour in the office working very closely together Of course they're interested.
When I returned to my desk the other day, I was met by expectant faces hoping to get some information about who was doing well and what the candidates were like. Of course, I'm a professional and this is a serious business that must be conducted straight down the line until the offers are made. This much is understood. This doesn't stop the questions:
"Were they young or old?"
"That depends upon your definition of old."
"In that case, they were young".
Age is so relative. I've never felt that more keenly than managing a team of guys in their early twenties.
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