I began to answer the question and midway through I was interrupted by the interviewer who was glancing at a text message that just came through about an upcoming meeting. The interviewer apologized, however; after I continued on with my answer I was interrupted a 2nd time by the interviewer who was now answering the text that they received. Again, I received another apology and was advised that the text message was required because they have a lot of things going out in the media right now. After this point in the interview things moved along quickly with only 3 or 4 more questions. I was told that a decision would be made in a few weeks - I never heard back. I never had an experience like that during an interview. It was very odd and unprofessional.
"I never had an experience like that during an interview. It was very odd and unprofessional." It was a behavioral interview. They were testing you to see how you responded. Apparently, they didn't like your response. I imagine you took offense to their "rudeness" and it showed. I also imagine you would've been dealing with plenty of people who are like that on the job or dealing with frequent interruptions. Maybe she was looking for you to call her out on it? Maybe she was looking for you to say you understand the urgency of media deadlines and how important it is to get that out there on time? Who knows? Every interviewer is looking for something different based on what they think the needs of the company or department are and what kind of personality would be a good fit for the job. The point is, in the future, you need to realize it's only a test and devise a way to handle it gracefully rather than consider it unprofessional and becoming standoffish thus failing to maintain your own composure. "After this point in the interview things moved along quickly with only 3 or 4 more questions. I was told that a decision would be made in a few weeks - I never heard back." Things moved along quickly at that point because she already determined you weren't a good fit for the company/department/job/etc based on how you reacted to being frequently interrupted. She likely felt there was no need to waste any more of her time talking to you. We've all been there so don't take it personally.