As the job market continues to tighten, we begin to consider interviewing what are called "nontraditional candidates."
And I'm reminded me of a Catholic priest who once interviewed with my dad for a job as a creative director at an advertising agency in Detroit, back in the 1960s.
He fought the agency's management for the right to see candidates without the personnel department filtering people out "for wearing funny shoes."
And so he found himself interviewing a priest, who wanted to be a copywriter.
Except, the priest wanted to get one thing across at the outset.
He didn’t approve of some of the advertising he was seeing these days.
It was all too sunny, too peppy, too sanguine for his taste.
“Frankly, Mr. Murray,” the priested leaned in severely, “I don’t see life as a bowl of cherries."