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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 went for an interview in Bristol for a physics degree. The day before I had been in Manchester to look around UMIST as I already had an unconditional offer from them. Silly me decides to go out with one of my friends who lives in Manchester. I turn up in Bristol bleary eyed. I walk around the campus half asleep on a tour. Finally my interview comes and I sit in an office with one of the professors. He asks me a very simple question about the trajectory of a ball. I had been learning this stuff for ages and knew it very well, however under pressure I forgot. I sat and asked for some paper then invented my own working out for said problem. He didn't ask me many more questions, and he even dumbed them down for me. Worse part is I worked out the answer on the train ride home!

Needless to say I got rejected from Bristol. Then failed my A levels so I didn't even get in to UMIST!
(, Mon 24 Jan 2005, 3:48, Reply)

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