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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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Insurance Dullness (three letters, first & last the same, middle one X)
I went for a job interview with *** Insurance in Bristol in their IT department but was having a singularly bad day - first time away overnight from newborn baby boy, so quite fraught. Pissed on the lit/maths tests with 90+% in both, but the interview, psychometric tests and group exercise (oil slick, island with bird sanctuary, limited reserves, impossible to complete so limit damage exercise - the rest of the group were so lame and indecisive I took the bull by the horns and got marked down for aggression...Christ, you want a manager? Get someone prepared to manage people! Especially when they dither like old ladies in the cat food aisle of Sainsburys!) went less well and I was told next day *** thought I was psychotic. ARF!!

Having said that & two years on, my current salary is 50% up on their offer and I run a £20m value project for a leading media firm.

Probably a lucky escape - the dead eyes singing the corporate dirge identical grey suit white shirt dark blue tie culture wouldn't have suited me.

Length, girth etc. Soz.
(, Sun 23 Jan 2005, 8:43, Reply)

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