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Old 09-27-2012, 05:17 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I think the reason why people don't interview properly because they haven't had an opportunity to do so. People who worked at a job for 20 to 30 years wouldn't interview properly today because the interview process has totally changed.

In the past when interviewing, the interviewer would look at your resume and ask you questions about your skills and the position that your applying for. You may even take a test to prove those listed skills. Today they ask questions like "what's your favorite color?" or "tell me about a time that you..."

So how can you prepare for an interview like that?


Well I;m glad no one ever asked me that stupid question about what is my favorite color because I would have ended the interview.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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And again, I'm clearly not talking to those who run their own businesses. Nor am I actually in favor of corporations. If corporations were people they'd be *******s. But what I am saying is, if you would like to get hired by one of those corporations, I suggest you get over yourself. If you would not like to get hired there, then this advice does not apply.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Akron, OH
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Well I;m glad no one ever asked me that stupid question about what is my favorite color because I would have ended the interview.
This is reality though, unless you can BS people thinking on the fly, then...
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:34 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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This is reality though, unless you can BS people thinking on the fly, then...
The only weird question I received on a interview last month was....."how would you define a workplace bully?


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Old 09-27-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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The only weird question I received on a interview last month was....."how would you define a workplace bully?


I really hope I never get that one, because being pretty direct I would probably joke " Are you a micromanager?" and when they say no I would respond " That's great because I can exclude you from my description of workplace bullies"

Do you mind sharing how you answered that one, just curious?
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:56 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I really hope I never get that one, because being pretty direct I would probably joke " Are you a micromanager?" and when they say no I would respond " That's great because I can exclude you from my description of workplace bullies"

Do you mind sharing how you answered that one, just curious?

I think I just said I believe that would be a "micromanager"
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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I interview people as part of my job.
3. at least 30% of the people I have interviewed didn't know the title of the position they were interviewing for. Common sense would dictate that one should know this, right? (This is also a question I often sneak into interviews.)

I hope this helps.
Best of luck.
Really are you joking please tell me so. Because I admit I didn't know this cloud computing company's entire list of locations or why they were better than their competitor ( how would I, I have never directly sold cloud ), but title c'mon title.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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Really are you joking please tell me so. Because I admit I didn't know this cloud computing company's entire list of locations or why they were better than their competitor ( how would I, I have never directly sold cloud ), but title c'mon title.
What do you mean? Are you surprised that people don't know or that I ask the question?
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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What do you mean? Are you surprised that people don't know or that I ask the question?
I meant the candidates didn't know really what their title and resposibilities would be?
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:26 AM
 
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I think the 30% that don't know what the job title is or what the responsibilities are is because:

A: They really don't want the job but applied so as to write something down for their EB and surprisingly got called into an interview
B: The job responsibilites for a given job differ which each company. The job title at some companies encompasses exactly what one should expect to be their responsibilites, another company expects you to be more of a gopher.
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