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Old 02-22-2014, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by I'm Retired Now View Post
Where do you see yourself career wise in the next ten to fifteen years. (They could see I was in my 60s)!!!
Yes, I got that question too. I answered honestly and told them I wanted to work until age 65. It wasnt a high paying or upper end position--admin assistant. I would have been there at least 6 years. Had the qualifications and excellent references. Didnt get the job and they wouldn't return my calls.
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by PatanjaliTwist View Post
Perhaps you've too much attention to small, insignificant details & lack proper focus in interviewing. 'Which kind of knot is that?' being a valid q in your litany of q's is a scary sign... unless you work for and/or are hiring for Hugo Boss. So, then... you're a man/woman who chooses to weed out the male contingent via daft q's? An incorrect answer or one which doesn't please you would weed out a valid applicant? WHO asks such a q? Do you also ask how their shoes were made?

Attention to detail regarding valid, legal interviewing q's is in order, NJ. So many posts here of silly head trips & ego assuaging by interviewees is stunningly ridiculous. Most of you who've posted here sound as if you shouldn't have gotten your position in the first place & are only doing your company a grave disservice.

Attention to detail, indeed.
I ask them about something they did earlier in that day to prepare for this meeting (interview) and something they will have to do in preparation for other meetings on the job.

How the individual answers these questions tells quite a bit about how he/she takes on a task. It's absolutely relevant. It's absolutely legal (where you got the nonsense idea that it wasn't is beyond me and is quite telling of your ignorance in this area).

Why would I ask about how a person's shoes were made? Unless the person made the shoes themselves, that question is irrelevant.

Contrary to your belief, the reason why we have gotten our positions is because we know how to hire competent staff. And, perhaps, that is why you aren't in the same position as us and are not deserving of such a position. Because, clearly, these are skills that you are lacking.
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