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Idiots in job interviews

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Eason, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. dtmt

    dtmt Well-Known Member

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    Where are you guys interviewing that they actually give you their contact info? After deciding to leave my current position, I ended up with several offers without once sending a thank you note. Even if I had wanted to, out of the several dozen people I met maybe 2 gave me their business cards. What am I supposed to do, stalk them?
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2012
  2. NoNothingGuy

    NoNothingGuy Well-Known Member

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    Task at hand? Or hand at task...?

    :smarmy:
     
  3. Eason

    Eason Well-Known Member

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    For my current job I contacted the facilitator of the interview and asked him to forward the interview panel my thanks.
     
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  5. Eason

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  6. Mr Herbert

    Mr Herbert Well-Known Member

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    i find that strange.
     
  7. Joffrey

    Joffrey Well-Known Member

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    It's not. I usually get people's business cards when I interview. They usually hand it to me. Also, if you're getting an interview there's usually some email correspondence beforehand to schedule times. I respond to that email sending my thanks.
     
  8. dtmt

    dtmt Well-Known Member

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    I've also interviewed about 30 or so people at my current company. If any of them ever asked the recruiter to thank us, the recruiters never bothered telling us.
     
  9. JohnGalt

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    Back to the original topic....

    I was sitting-in while my old boss was interviewing a candidate. The candidate stated on his resume that he was fluent in German. When asked about it, he reaffirmed. What the idiot didn't realize was that he was talking to a native Austrian (who the fuck can't pick up that accent?) and that we did most of our business with German and Austrian companies. My boss handed him a random memo from his desk and said "Ok, translate this." He failed massively.

    Don't overstate your abilities.
     
  10. crispeta

    crispeta Well-Known Member

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    From my experience, this (overstating language ability) is very common in the US. As I speak several languages, I always found it quite interesting to change the language during an interview when someone listed "fluently" or "proficient" or "business" - and was unable to converse the least bit.
     
  11. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah - and don't let out confidential information about your former employer...especially if you are interviewing with a competitor. I can't believe that people can be so stupid.

    yes, I can
     
  12. stevent

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    +1 to this. And I had business interviews mostly, banking, corporate finance and consulting. A few startups as well
     
  13. Eason

    Eason Well-Known Member

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    Not recruiter. The admin staff who scheduled the interview.
     
  14. yerfdog

    yerfdog Well-Known Member

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    LOL
     
  15. yjeezle

    yjeezle Well-Known Member

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    so... i think the question everyone wants to know is.... what car do you drive?
     

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