Tech support interviews
, 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?
SuB, smiling: Actually, you'd want p-a-s-s-w-d.
Candidate: Ha, ha, ha, you're just vicious!
SuB: So, why do you want to work at $COMPANY?
Candidate: I guess I don't really.
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.
Candidate: Yeah, that's pretty much what I do now.
SuB: What would your perfect work enviroment be?
Candidate: Oh, a place with nice people.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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