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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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Many years ago I was interviewing for a new Unix admin. This guy came 200 miles for the interview and within about 30 seconds I knew I wasn't going to hire him (first impressions...) But seeing as he had come 200 miles I decided to go through the full interview as professionally as possible but I simply couldn't make it last more than 30 minutes. 1 word answers to everything. In the end I resorted to his hobbies noting "You state one of your hobbies as DXing. What is that?"

"Well", he says, "it's like being a radio ham but without transmitting"

me: "What, you just listen to other radio hams talking to each other?"
him: "Yes."
me: "So your main hobby is listening to people you've never met talking to each other"
him: "Yes."

The Moral of this story: 1st impressions are usually correct.

apologies to any DXers out there. on seconds thoughts, no apologies - get a life.
(, Sun 23 Jan 2005, 22:26, Reply)

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