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 the thing.
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 a
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.
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