Tell Me What You Think I Want to Hear

job interview business cartoon

I haven’t been on an interview in a long, looooong time. And thank goodness, because I don’t really know what I’d have to say.

“So, you’ve been a… cartoonist… for the past 10 years?”


(Awkward silence.)

“Okay… thanks for coming in.”

I do remember a certain scripted geniality on both sides though – which is what I was going for here.


Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website,

3 Reactions
  1. Hehe, I can imagine the convo going further, and everytime you tried to guess “what you think I want to hear about yourself”, the interviewee would go, “Nope”!

    (hours later)




  2. That is too funny. I remember my first interview. You can practically read that in the face of who you’re talking to. Tell me something that you think I want to hear about yourself.

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