Top Ten Cars for going
to a job interview
Or to give the article its full title: Top 10 cars to go to a job
interview in, assuming the interview is in a parking lot and the interviewer
knows his cars.
Now obviously when you're going for a job interview there's a lot
more to it than showing up in the right motor. But seeing as how this
is a vehicle related website we're not going to go into the finer
points of interview technique or presentation. Suffice to say, even
if you show up with an entourage containing all our chosen vehicles,
if you walk up to the interviewer, slap them and then proceed to make
inflammatory statements regarding their recent ancestry, you probably
aren't going to get hired. However if you're neck and neck with another
candidate - and you show up in one of these - you might just have
If you get asked the question, "So how did you get here today",
and your reply is, "Well I flew into the local airport with
my flying car, and then drove it the rest of the way here",
you'll either get accused of being a liar, or you'll get hired
on the spot. Obviously the downside of the plan is the fact
you'll have to stump up a considerable chunk of change to
buy the vehicle. And then you'll have to learn how to fly
A Lotus Elise driver is usually a fairly hardcore individual
who is willing to take the rough with the smooth. A Lotus
Elise driver would be good at working on their own where they
can take more risks and accept the consequences. They'd be
dynamic and tenacious - and hopefully lightweight.
The VW Passat says to the interviewer; "This person is a safe
pair of hands. Not showy, not flashy and he has passed over
the ubiquitous A4". The Passat driver is dependable and loyal.
Not the type to set the world on fire, but he probably won't
phone in sick and try to pass off a hangover as a "bit of
Volvo T5-R Estate drivers are the kind of breed who want a
fast, safe, dependable car and they value substance over style.
That means at work they have the same dedication to the job.
They don't care how they get the work done, as long as they
get it done on time and to a high standard.
model from a discontinued marque
A rare vehicle from a discontinued manufacturer shows the
interviewer that you're an independent thinker who definitely
doesn't follow the herd. Someone who is willing to spend the
best part of a month trolling the internet looking for basic
items like brake pads just so they can keep their pride and
joy on the road, probably has a similar degree of patience
and perseverance in all aspects of their life.
An immaculate classic car, of any make or model, tells the
interviewer that you're dedicated to anything you put your
mind to. You'll ensure that everything is always neat and
tidy around the office, and you're also willing to put up
with a little hardship in order to get the job done right.
year's 'Car of the Year'
Someone who buys last years car of the year is clearly someone
who is willing to take advice. This means that they might
not be great in a decisive or creative role, however they
would readily adapt to many positions within a company, and
they'd have no problem in listening to their superiors.
Someone who has decided that out of the thousands upon thousands
of vehicles on the market, there isn't one which fulfills
all their particular criteria, and therefore they'll
make their own, is probably a perfectionist with a fair degree
of technical ability and mental aptitude. Of course that all
depends on how good their car is.
'Balanced over Batteries' homemade car
With the world rapidly running out of fossil fuel supplies,
buyers of electric cars (and other eco-friendly modes of transport)
are clearly looking to the future. They're the type of person
who is willing to take some flak from others for what they
rightfully believe in. Also, when filling your tank starts
costing the same as your mortgage repayments the interviewer
can hitch a lift, politely reminding them, "Remember how I
gave you the job?"