Is it normal to hate interviews a lot?
I hate interviews so much that I want to start my own company just to avoid having to do them. They're basically verbal tests, but I'm expected to dress up in uncomfortable clothes and somehow "relax" as if I'm not talking to the person that decides whether or not I get the job.
I feel like I'm supposed to be happy when I get the message "hey, we saw your resume and we would like to schedule an interview" but all I get is a deep sense of dread. If they don't call, I don't get work, but if they do call, I'm nervous and anxious the whole time leading up to the interview, only for them to say "sorry, someone else did better."
Why can't we just skip straight to a job offer based on my resume or portfolio? Why do I have to sit and get grilled for half an hour? Or worse, multiple hours at different dates and times, because there's multiple ROUNDS of interviews. Please just flip right off.