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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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Big steaming piles of sales toss...
I could rant forever on this but we'll see...

After coming back from travelling in Oz a couple of years ago, I decided that it would be a good idea to become medical rep (lack of morals/principles, reasonable salary, company car, corporate bollocks...).
Anyhow, after breezing through the initial interviews with a recruitment consultancy I got put forward to a pharmaceutical company which rhymes with Spire.
There I am, sat in front to the national sales manager giving it the typical sales pish about being tenacious, well organised, motivated etc. Everything seems to be going really well to the extent that it doesn't seem like an interview anymore, more like a chat. The final part of the interview (even after talking about the territory that I'd be taking over) I have to fill out an aptitude form. Sales wanker says that its basically a formality.
Guess what happens? Psychometric testing after the interview? This is only going one way... Needless to say, I get a phone call a couple of days later being given the 'thanks but no thanks' talk. The reason? Just like from 'Little Britain', 'Computer says no'. I could get really bitter but I'm now in a job that is far more enjoyable, paid more with less stress and I don't ever get told to 'fuck off' by GP receptionists.
Being a medical rep was the worst 6 months of my entire life.

Length and girth? You love it.
(, Mon 24 Jan 2005, 13:11, Reply)

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