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post #1 of 10
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I have an interview with a Chinese P/E firm this afternoon. Is it true that the Chinese consider looking your interviewer in the eye when speaking to them is disrespectful? Where the hell are you supposed to look?
post #2 of 10
I've never heard of that before...
post #3 of 10
Do you know who your interview board will be? Just people from the local office or people from HQ. of the people at the local office, how many are Chinese, Chinese Americans, Chinese who have studied abroad?

I've sat on an interview board a few times for a Korean company. The ones who got high marks all around we're the ones whose attitudes changed depending on the person asking the question. For Korean applicants, rank was very salient, so I think a lot depended on how they perceived us. One applicant questioned me (companies have hired random white people to make themselves seem more international for a day) and I gave him the technical answer and told him he wouldn't likely get the job.

What is the interview format?
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

I have an interview with a Chinese P/E firm this afternoon. Is it true that the Chinese consider looking your interviewer in the eye when speaking to them is disrespectful? Where the hell are you supposed to look?

Depends on many factors, especially where they did undergrad/worked + home culture + whether they're dicks. If you're interviewing at a truly Chinese PE firm without being actually Chinese, you're probably pretty boss and whatever you do will be used to support preconceived notions they already have of you.

Korea is a different beast ... calculating the levels of respectfulness would give me a headache. I don't know how they do it.
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post

I've never heard of that before...

same.

Also, to add a bit to Claghorn, you mean Chinese from China? or like Taiwan or Hong Kong
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Originally Posted by CYstyle View Post
Also, to add a bit to Claghorn, you mean Chinese from China? or like Taiwan or Hong Kong

Not a clue, though if I had to hazard a guess, I'd say Taiwanese and Mainlanders are a bit more similar to each other than those from HK.

 

Mordecai, how did the interview go?

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
It went well. They did not seem to be too offended by eye contact.
post #8 of 10
Nice!

I've never heard of Chinese being offended by eye contact.
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Originally Posted by CYstyle View Post

Nice!
I've never heard of Chinese being offended by eye contact.

I've never heard of Chinese being offended by anything. rimshot.gif
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I've never heard of Chinese being offended by anything. rimshot.gif

X2 lol

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