I have an interview with one of those professional job placement/staffing agencies later today. I should probably go to bed instead of blogging. But I'm also doing some more work on my novel, and I'm up anyway, so....
Anyway, I don't know what to expect at this intwerview. Two years ago, when I was last unemployed, I want to one of them. I interviewed on a Friday afternoon, took a couple of tests, proved that I'm at least reasonably proficient in Microsoft Excel, etc. The guy I interviewed with told me I was a good candidate and that if I called him Monday, he had a couple of job leads and he'd refer me to them.
When I called back Monday and asked for him, the receptionist said, "Oh. Sorry, he no longer works here."
I guess my experience can't be any worse than that.