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For prospective interviewees - What not to do

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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
I saw a few posts from members who are going for job interviews seeking advice, here is the best I can offer: Start your interview with a SMILE.
To get you smiling here's what not to do (some info I found and edited over time):

Vice Presidents and personnel directors of the one hundred largest corporations were asked to describe their most unusual experience interviewing prospective employees.

* A job applicant challenged the interviewer to an arm wrestle.
* Interviewee wore a Walkman, explaining that she could listen to the interviewer and the music at the same time.
* Candidate fell and broke arm during interview.
* Candidate announced she hadn't had lunch and proceeded to eat a hamburger and french fries in the interviewers office.
* Candidate explained that her long-term goal was to replace the interviewer.
* Balding Candidate excused himself and returned to the office a few minutes later wearing a headpiece.
* Applicant said if he was hired he would demonstrate his loyalty by having the corporate logo tattooed on his forearm.
* Applicant interrupted interview to phone her therapist for advice on how to answer specific interview questions.
* Candidate brought large dog to interview.
* Applicant refused to sit down and insisted on being interviewed standing up.
* Candidate dozed off during interview.

The employers were also asked to list the "most unusual" questions that have been asked by job candidates.

* "What is it that you people do at this company?"
* "What is the company motto?"
* "Why aren't you in a more interesting business?"
* "Why do you want references?"
* "Do I have to dress for the next interview?"
* "I know this is off the subject, but will you marry me?"
* "Does your health insurance cover pets?"
* "Does your company have a policy regarding concealed weapons?"
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
lol

lol at your username too, sorry, your not the person who started the thread about the tetrad sofa are you
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RedIron
lol

lol at your username too, sorry, your not the person who started the thread about the tetrad sofa are you


No mate, only just joined up recently. Watch this space, there's a few more lists to come.
Toady

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