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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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I once got an interview at a phone marketing firm. Interview went reasonably well and they said I could start on monday, as it was late on a Friday afternoon they showed me into the room where i would be working next week sat me at the table in the centre of the room where there were about 15 other salesmonkeys. After 10 minutes of sitting listening to them trying to sell junk to the feebleminded a boss came in and stood at the head of the table. The monkey to the left of him jumped to attention and shouted out 'I've sold six insurance policies and three life insurance policies' then sat equaly rapidly. all of the rest of them then did the same, when the last one had finished the boss said 'We will now sing the company song' Fortunately my mind has managed to blank the words I don't know what lost me the job, wether it was the eyes like saucers and the jaw on the chest during the shouty bit, or the fact that I laughed all the way through the company song.

When I got home there was a phonecall saying that it would probably be best if I didn't turn up on the Monday as I probably wouldnt fit in.

The best I ever had was one that I really didn't want. Parental hassle caused me to apply for a job having flown through the first part of the interview, I was told that that as a formality I had to meet the senior technician for the college to see If I would fit in. So I get taken round to the back to meet him. The senior technincian heaves into view and helooks just like one of the sergeants out of a WWII, clipped moudstache, he even had the little cane tucked under his arm. I just had this feeling of authoritarian dread that accelerated as he said 'I have just two rules' however it all turned round when he said 'Those rules are 'I expect you to be here for morning and afternoon teabreak so I know you're here. and two, you work for the technicians department so any work for them has priority over college work.'

Over the next two years I came and went as I pleased, and was mainly involved in work on other technicians computers, in return I had my car kept in a good state, had my house rewired by the electical techs, and even had free shoes from the footwear technicians.
(, Sat 22 Jan 2005, 17:51, Reply)

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