Today I had my first job interview at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Ann suggested I bring a toothbrush, but I ignored her. I didn’t even look in the mirror before I went in.
The interview seemed to go well. I felt well-qualified, and I liked the people interviewing me. It wasn’t until I met Ann for lunch afterward that she made me aware of a chunk of something black, a bit of raisin maybe, in my teeth. It must have been there all morning. It makes me wonder what counts for more in an IT interview: knowledge and experience, or clean teeth?