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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. superego

    superego Well-Known Member

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    might be worthwhile asking your hr contact about what's appropriate

    def not a suited culture, and mine explicitly told me there wasn't a need to wear a suit when I interviewed

    that said, prob no harm dressing up if that's your thing either

    otherwise, gl :)
     
  2. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    That sounds absolute crazy.
     
  3. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    Sounds pretty standard for interviews around here... YMMV.
     
  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    I've been through a couple personality tests, but never anything thing like that, sounds like a huge waste of time and money, unless it's for someone higher up.
     
  5. iamacyborg

    iamacyborg Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, HR contact there said nothing about wearing or not wearing a suit, but I figure it's a safe choice. I won't bother with a tie. Thanks!



    So long as there's no impromptu maths questions like another place I went for, it's all good.


    It's fairly hardcore compared to everything I've been through. I had one a couple years back that flew me to Berlin for a couple of short interviews after two phonecalls, and there's another in Amsterdam that looks like it could be going the same way.
     
  6. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    Entry level second/third round interviews at most tech companies around here are half to full day affairs... I remember consulting being pretty in depth as well. Damn, those logic puzzles.

    I remember Google used to have a 3 page application booklet once a semester in our college paper with questions like "write down the best hack you've ever written" and "write a haiku describing trafflic flow patterns" and once they had an empty box that said "improve upon this space". There were more technical questions too, but I guess that took the place of a phone screen.
     
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  7. RXS09

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    Reedo, you should be fine with a 42. I normally wear a 44 and my 43 MMMs fit me great.
     
  8. fistinyoface

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    Haven't used ebay in ages. What the fuck is this global shipping program bullshit?
     
  9. J BAILEY

    J BAILEY Well-Known Member

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    ^ tell me about it. not fun for Canadians.

    edit: some helpful info in this CM thread if you want the deets.
     
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  10. skitlets

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    General or specific, though specific short-term rental info would be great if you know of any places that could accommodate me for 3 months. I'll be working near Union Station, so it looks like anyplace along the metro is good. The cheaper the better, and I won't have a car so walk-ability is very important. B!CD recommended Capitol Hill. I guess wherever Georgetown/law students live is my best bet?
     
  11. ghdvfddzgzdzg

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    whoa
     
  12. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    I just want to wear a leather + T + jeans + baller sneakers or boots every day. Style regression.
     
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    God I need to move to hollywood hills fuckin love LA.


    I'm the opposite and I like buying the best maker for any given thing. I am like that with underwear though if that counts :lol:
     
  14. Noctone

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    tech companies have the most asinine recruiting/interviewing/hiring processes, i dunno how people put up with that bullshit.
     
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  15. Benesyed

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    What sort of stuff?
     
  16. nicelynice

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    Facebook interview was the WORST I've ever done - two 6ish hour days, one with the Japan team, one with the Singapore team. Every single dude had one mind-boggling impromptu math test. They spent over $1200+ flying me down and putting me up for two nights, guess they wanted their money worth. I didn't log into Facebook for like a month after that

    So glad I did not get that job
     
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  17. FlyingLotus

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    I had to work on an art test for like a month for my current job (video game co.)
    Would have been heartbreaking if I didn't get hired.
     
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  18. fuji

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    Interviewed at some tech firms, not for tech roles though. Always just wore a suit and tie, but then again I didn't get any of the positions. Process wasn't as strenuous as IB though. Maths, verbal reasoning, logical reasoning, group presentation, case study, written report, case study presentation, multiple "business interviews", motivational interviews. Takes like 10-12 hours, I think this is quite normal for higher end jobs though. I wouldn't say it's a waste of time, these firms are only hiring very few people and they want the best possible people they can get. What do they care about a couple of grand per person if it means they get the best talent.
     
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    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    With options and money. :nodding:

    To be fair not all companies ball hard, but damn. Dropbox is taking employees (including plus ones) on a random Tahoe trip next month. Dafuq.
     
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    Green and pink... Is it too much? Not enough?
     
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