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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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Peach and grey
I once had an interview for the position of secretary at a well-known newspaper publishers where the interviwer, a 6'2" tall Scottish woman with scary eighties hair and cerise pink skirt suit, asked me if I could give an example of when I had used my creativity. My brain went completely blank, I felt myself start to blush and sweat, said "Um... er" a few times, then proceeded to tell her about the time I had decorated my bedroom. Wtf??!!! She looked a little puzzled but asked me to elaborate. I thought "Oh f*** it, she's not gonna give me the job now anyway" and launched into a description of the colour scheme (peach and grey - nice), the difficulty of hanging wallpaper straight, the impossibility of removing gloss paint from your hair etc etc.
I just couldn't believe it when I received a letter not a week later, confirming that I had the job. She obviously liked peach and grey :)
(, Mon 24 Jan 2005, 12:10, Reply)

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