I found out about the Chicago interviews at 1:00 PM by chance. I made it there later in the day. I waited a long time to speak with a recruiter. Every technology job opening is being pursued by the 18,000 people Motorola put on the street around here. Asian, Black, Latino and White - we all waited and talked about ideas to find new work. Three hours later the interview started. I was the last interview.
I handled the BDI interview questions fine. I was able to speak about what I do well with Obama-like rhetoric backed with metrics and results. Then it got hot in the room as grill was turned on.
Admittedly, I was not prepared. I didn't know the business model, vision, does Apple use focus groups; nothing. The recruiter hit me with all she had. Game over. Thanks for playing.
I did learn a few things about preparing for interviews so it wasn't a total loss of five hours of my time. Let's hope this helps for the next interview.