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If it's not the "where do you see yourself in five years time" question, it's the trick questions they throw at you to make them feel superior. Tell us about your worst job interview and the most unsuited candidates you've seen. BTW: Please don't use the question board to send messages to each other. It makes the whole thing unreadable for everyone else.

(, Thu 20 Jan 2005, 9:51)
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My first ever interview for my first ever 'proper' job for a computer sales company. The interview is going pretty well but I can't understand a lot of what the MD is saying, owing to his strong accent. Then this happened:

Managing Director: 'So, are you applying for this position because you just want a job, any job?'

Me: *Couldn't make out what he said but thought I'd better reply, so I smile sweetly and say* 'Yes'

MD: 'Bad answer. If you get that question at any other interview don't say that'

Me: *sit and look a bit sheepish*

MD and Sales Director crack up and promptly offer me a second interview. I leave the place thinking 'WTF?! That was feckin lucky but somehow I still feel like a total twat'. To this day I still don't know why I couldn't have just asked him to repeat what he said but hey, I got the damned job in the end!
(, Sat 22 Jan 2005, 11:44, Reply)

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