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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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We need someone assertive..
Ok, finally haven been a systems team leader for a global company for a while, i thought i would go for being a more 'hands on' managment role, so I went after team leader roles, rather than just the Unix/SA~NE type jobs which where around. Get agency call me back nearly as quickly as my CV gets submitted..
First interview, really good, can you come back this afternoon for a technical interview, the CTO is out at the moment.. So go back..

Stroll throu the technical questions and they want to test my assertive/team skills 'So you have a product that needs to be out the next day,and will need working on overnight' 'well I join in with the team and be there to make sure its delivered on time'. Of course he is 'kind' enough to tell me thats not the correct answer, he felt that I shoulf of been assertive and TOLD THEM TO DO IT OR ELSE ! or else, what lose your team. But this is the 1st comic moment, just as he lectures me about being assertive, the current team leader strolls through and he goes all quite and sheepish ! LOL..

Well anyway, seems they was midly intrested in me as I got a call back asking how much I wanted, well I had stated my rate well before and found out 'well its 33k'. This is for a pressured team leader and for what looked like a complete c*nt of CTO/CFO who was just looking to build the company up before selling it out like their previous pet projects. I really wanted to see the guys face as i giggled down the phone and said 'no thanks'. Twunt.
(, Sun 23 Jan 2005, 13:11, Reply)

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