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Below are the 5 most recent journal entries recorded in Weird Recruiting Stories' LiveJournal:

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
6:27 pm
[irishmasms]
Slashdot article: Do You Tell a Job Candidate How Badly They Did?
Do You Tell a Job Candidate How Badly They Did?
http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/01/10/0023237
Sometimes, even slashdot is helpful for work... Here is a discussion regarding a topic that has come up in our interviews. Any thoughts from the list?
Friday, December 15th, 2006
2:46 pm
[linguafranca]
Tech support interviews
From supportbitch, originally posted here:


SuB: So, how would you change a user's password from the commandline?
Candidate: Oh, um, wow. Wow, you really ask the tough questions. I guess, uh, I'd use the password command.
SuB: Spell that for me?
Candidate: p-a-s-s-w-o-r-d?
SuB, smiling: Actually, you'd want p-a-s-s-w-d.
Candidate: Ha, ha, ha, you're just vicious!

REJECTED.

SuB: So, why do you want to work at $COMPANY?
Candidate: I guess I don't really.

REJECTED.


SuB: So, what would your perfect work enviroment be?
Candidate: Well, haha, I'd like to sit on my ass all day and do nothing. And get paid for it.
SuB: Oh?
Candidate: Yeah, that's pretty much what I do now.

REJECTED.

SuB: What would your perfect work enviroment be?
Candidate: Oh, a place with nice people.
SuB: *snicker*
Candidate: Really helpful people who are kind and like to build you up. What's it like upstairs?
SuB: Agressive, fast-paced, and extremely high-pressure. We're a pretty abrasive group.
Candidate: Oh. Um.
SuB: I blame all the heavy drinking.
Candidate: Uh...WHAT?!

REJECTED.

SuB: If you were upstairs working for me and you got a call on something you hadn't any experiance with, what would you do?
Candidate: Well I guess I'd...I'd...
SuB: You'd...ask someone for help?
Candidate: Oh, yeah, I'd do that. Then, I guess, I'd...um. Maybe...
SuB: Google it?
Candidate: Oh, oh, yeah. Maybe I would do that first? Maybe?

REJECTED.

SuB:Well, that about wraps it up. Are there any questions you'd like to askabout the company or the position [front line tech support]?
Candidate: Yeah, is there any tech support involved in the position?

REJECTED.

SuB: What's your prefect work enviroment?
Candidate: Oh, a group of competitive people who are really fun! Maybe who like to go out and do things together after work!
SuB: Oh? Like what?
Candidate: Like...um...bowling!

NOT REJECTED BECAUSE HE'S ACTUALLY A GOOD GUY...EVEN THOUGH SuB HATES BOWLING.


And, as a last little giggle, Things SuB Loves To Hear In Interviews:

SuB:So, we do have a very high pressure enviroment upstairs. There are alot of aggressive people and they can be pretty abrasive.
Candidate: Ma'am, my last job was with the Army in Iraq. They're not going to be raining morters on my head, right?
SuB: No, not usually...
Candidate: Then I can handle it.

<3 SO TOTALLY HIRED.

Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, June 6th, 2006
9:37 pm
[mehitabelmmoss]
Big hard drive
We used to have contests for the worst interview gaffe at the small IT recruiting firm I worked for.
One of my winners was a Unix Administrator who told the client he needed a big hard drive and lots of ram to load his games on. Until he said that they were set to hire him.
Thursday, January 12th, 2006
10:19 pm
[linguafranca]
Rum and Monkey's So You've Hired a Fundy

Current Mood: amused
Friday, June 24th, 2005
2:50 pm
[linguafranca]
My company is hiring again, since two of us are leaving in August. My office manager received an emailed resume today, subject line was "Fwd: Keep this," the attached resume was named "resumewizard.doc" (or whatever extension) and the accompanying email was signed "Love, Heather."

Current Mood: amused
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