I hate interviews.

  • InsatiableBlo...

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    Jun 13, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    "What is your greatest weakness?"

    (Tells truth and doesn't get hired)

    Next interview..

    "Do you believe you have to lie to get ahead?"

    No! (lies)





  • Karl

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    Jun 13, 2012 4:47 PM GMT
    InsatiableBloom said"What is your greatest weakness?"

    (Tells truth and doesn't get hired)

    Next interview..

    "Do you believe you have to lie to get ahead?"

    No! (lies)



    it's hilarious icon_lol.gif
    hmm sometimes we have to lie.
    That little lie didnt hurt anyone and it even helped us.
    White lies FTW icon_wink.gif

    edit : only lying for those unnecessary/unimportant questions.
  • InsatiableBlo...

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    Jun 13, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    I just hate lying and feel like such a hypocrite when I go to these interviews. Even some of the online job applications I fill out are loaded with BS loaded questions like:

    "Do you think there should be a drug screen for all applicants?"
    Quick--click (yes) or (no)!

    Obviously if I say no, their going to shred my application.

    I don't do drugs, but I don't think its fair to discriminate against people who might occasionally smoke marijuana. To me, Its like discriminating against someone who indulges in a weekend drink.
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    Jun 13, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    Sorry, but that's just how life works. In interviews you are supposed to be fully confident in yourself. You are presenting who you are, and your employer is wanting to know why you deserve the job. You don't necessarily have to be a hypocrite either.

    For example: you were asked "what is your greatest weakness?"

    You should respond with one of your weaknesses you've had, but then go on to explain how you acknowledged it, and how you overcame it (or plan to).
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    Jun 13, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    Josh1992 saidSorry, but that's just how life works. In interviews you are supposed to be fully confident in yourself. You are presenting who you are, and your employer is wanting to know why you deserve the job. You don't necessarily have to be a hypocrite either.

    For example: you were asked "what is your greatest weakness?"

    You should respond with one of your weaknesses you've had, but then go on to explain how you acknowledged it, and how you overcame it (or plan to).
    This ^^

    Also keep in mind some questions are asked not for the answer itself but to see how confident and adept you are in communicating.
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    Jun 13, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    You should say something like,

    "My biggest weakness is I am a perfectionist and I want everything I do to be successful and something that I have given all my effort too",

    or

    "I care too much about my work that sometimes that's all I tend to think about",

    orrrr!

    " Whenever I start something, I never give up and do my best until I have it".

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    Jun 13, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    The interview process is a two way street. While it is an opprtunity for the prospective employer to get to know you, it is also an opportunity for you to get to know the employer. And while how you answer the questions they ask tells them something about you, the questions they choose to ask tells you something about the company, its values, and culture.

    What purpose does it serve to lie and tell them what they want to hear if it's not how you really feel only to get a job you will quickly grow to hate with people you don't respect?
  • Webster666

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    Jun 14, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    We need classes to train people how to survive an interview, with all of its idiotic, irrelevant questions.

    I don't have a clue what these ass holes are looking for.

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    Jun 14, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    Interviews are like Dates.
    You put up a front and try to impress, and you don't know the results until a few more dates later. Then on that final date, you'll either get hired/ laid or not, the whole time trying to show your determination and confidence by smiling, by being upbeat, confident, all that bullshit.

    That's why I hate interviews too.
    And that's why I don't date. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jun 14, 2012 12:07 AM GMT
    Having worked in Human Resources I can tell that any GOOD hiring personnel would never ask for your weakeness in the interview.
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    Jun 14, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    I find these questions in the interview process to be the most annoying yet you have to fake it and smile sometimes.

    *So Tell me about yourself. (icon_rolleyes.gifu mean beside my resume, gee I can go on for hours, so generic and broad).

    *What do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years (yeah like I can predict the future buddy).

    *Tell me your strength/weakness (blah)

    *Do you have any goals or why did you leave your last job? (beside the fact that my supervisor is a BITCH and my co-workers are ass-kissing gossipy queens? )

    I hate it the most when you answered their question then they stared at you, it's like they expect something more or want to hear a different answer. Then you ask them a question, they completely and purposely would not give you an answer. No offense, I find most HR recruiters/interviewers are annoying trained puppets for the upper corporate peeps. icon_rolleyes.gif

    My advice would be just be yourself, act professional but still don't fake it too much. If they like your personality, they will give it a shot and you should find out more about the company too to give them a shot. It's a two way street. There are companies that I interviewed for in the past, got offered the job but turned them down.



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    Jun 14, 2012 12:22 AM GMT
    i hate the bullshit questions so just hit them back with waffle and a bullshit response

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    Jun 14, 2012 12:24 AM GMT
    I have always done well in interviews, but my son is having difficulties with this. An interview is a very basic form of politics. Politics is the negotiation of the aquiring of needs and wants with others in society. The employer is negotiating for an employee that will serve his wants and needs and you are negotiating for your wants or needs.

    My son is going in saying, "I need [sigh] to get a job."

    You really have to figure out what the mentality of the company is to know what they are looking for. The questions are just seeing if there is a connection or understanding.

    It helps to be able to be a good reader of people in order to adapt during the interview itself.

    I'm not sure how you teach this though.
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    Jun 14, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    I had one today and it went pretty well...
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    Jun 14, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    Knowing what kind of environment the company has to offer is not really possible in the interview room. That knowledge is a product of research ahead of time.

    Interviews are a poker game; no one shows their cards until it is their advantage to do so.

    Sometimes you have to politic.
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    Jun 14, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    Josh1992 saidSorry, but that's just how life works. In interviews you are supposed to be fully confident in yourself. You are presenting who you are, and your employer is wanting to know why you deserve the job. You don't necessarily have to be a hypocrite either.

    For example: you were asked "what is your greatest weakness?"

    You should respond with one of your weaknesses you've had, but then go on to explain how you acknowledged it, and how you overcame it (or plan to).

    This. You need to follow every identified weakness with a strength.
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    Jun 14, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWhat I don't like is how employers or managers feel it is their right to make an employee prove him or herself during the interview process. It's a two way street. As an employee, if I'm going to be committed to a company and show up on time for work and give my 100% I need assurance that I will be treated with respect dignity.

    I want to know if a future employer is honest, has integrity and is not a bullshit artist.


    It is a two way street and trust me good hiring managers understand that recruitment and selection is a public relation tool.
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    Jun 14, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
    I have a(nother) interview tomorrow. Looking for a new job after 12yrs with my last employer. A bit off my game, to say the least, so I'm honestly a bit nervous about it. But if they go thru the whole "list your strengths and weaknesses" bullshit, I may just walk out...such a pedestrian way to interview.
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    Jun 14, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    dd_bosmvy saidI have a(nother) interview tomorrow. Looking for a new job after 12yrs with my last employer. A bit off my game, to say the least, so I'm a bit nervous about it.


    You have two lotteries named stability and 12 years of experience.
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    Jun 14, 2012 1:07 AM GMT
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    dd_bosmvy saidI have a(nother) interview tomorrow. Looking for a new job after 12yrs with my last employer. A bit off my game, to say the least, so I'm a bit nervous about it.


    You have two lotteries named stability and 12 years of experience.


    Agreed, but still...I'm used to being on the other side of the interview table. So I'm out of my comfort zone. I'm sure it will go just fine. It's a lunch interview too, so the pressure will be a little less than sitting in a conference room and dealing with the parade of interviewers.
  • UnluckyTitan

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    Jun 14, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    dd_bosmvy said

    Agreed, but still...I'm used to being on the other side of the interview table. So I'm out of my comfort zone. I'm sure it will go just fine. It's a lunch interview too, so the pressure will be a little less than sitting in a conference room and dealing with the parade of interviewers.


    Good luck!
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    Jun 14, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    I went through a two person interview plus an online test yesterday. It was brutally long but I landed the job!

    I just treat the interviewer as if we were out for dinner at a restaurant. I'm usually laid back and as comfortable as possible. I hate being all professional because I've found that it puts added pressure on me and I end up fucking up the entire interview.

    Edit: And I lied for most of my questions. They were the most ridiculous questions it was impossible not to.
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    Jun 14, 2012 1:15 AM GMT
    I think the most difficult interview I had was conducted by a committee of seven people around a conference table with each watching me and taking turns asking questions.

    It was tough at first, but then I decided that was not the only job opportunity I would ever have and I relaxed.


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    Jun 14, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    UnluckyTitan said
    dd_bosmvy said

    Agreed, but still...I'm used to being on the other side of the interview table. So I'm out of my comfort zone. I'm sure it will go just fine. It's a lunch interview too, so the pressure will be a little less than sitting in a conference room and dealing with the parade of interviewers.


    Good luck!


    Thanks!
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    Jun 14, 2012 1:18 AM GMT
    dan_x saidI went through a two person interview plus an online test yesterday. It was brutally long but I landed the job!

    I just treat the interviewer as if we were out for dinner at a restaurant. I'm usually laid back and as comfortable as possible. I hate being all professional because I've found that it puts added pressure on me and I end up fucking up the entire interview.

    Edit: And I lied for most of my questions. They were the most ridiculous questions it was impossible not to.


    Congrats on getting the job!