I think this was one of the most absurd and idiotic interviews I had. The company is preparing sheets for chemicals. So like "passports" for chemicals. Basically all you do is translate these sheets. There were three people at the interview: HR person, person from the department and the owner of the company. First they … Continue reading Inappropriate questions: Are you a smoker? Why not?
In April I had an interview for project manager position in a small company. The interview was great, the interviewer had good questions, the positive vibe was all around. I felt really great. She asked me how I can handle rejections, because dealing with project proposals means a lot of rejections as well 🙂 I … Continue reading She likes me
I still have lots of stories to write about job interviews, but it seems I don't have energy to write about stupid interviewers and their questions... and if you think that such people have a job! ha 🙂 I came across head hunter for the first time in my life. They (the company) contacted me … Continue reading Head hunter on a witch hunt
More then six months ago I applied for a laboratory position in a newly formed company in my country. Headquarters are in Korea. I drove myself there and was in the middle of a search for the right building when an Asian (I guess he was Korean 🙂 ) guy on the bike showed me … Continue reading You came here with the car? By yourself?
Everybody lies. That's for sure. I read a contribution of Liz Ryan where she was writing about lies which you hear in a job interview. She didn't write about all lies, but just a few of them. When you feel great after the interview you can wonder... for sure it cannot be so great. No … Continue reading Lies, lies and lies
Now I really don't know any more who is crazy. Me or them? With them I mean employers. Today I had two interviews, each more crazy then the one before. I can say I am still in shock what kind of stupid questions and tests did I do. And I didn't tell them they're crazy.... … Continue reading Crazy or what?
It's been a while since my last post. For those who thought or maybe hoped that I got a job, noup, that's not the case. I just went on vacations 🙂 and now I'm back. You would think that there won't be nothing to talk about, at least regarding job interviews etc. But! Even when … Continue reading Back to reality
I have really funny story. That genetic company where I had an interview is making me wonder what is going on... Some employers really are something special 🙂 I was the first one of a group of friends who applied and got to the interview. In the February one other friend applied for the same … Continue reading Crazy employer or what?
I'm so angry! You know that feeling when you thought you have it... and then you don't. Well I didn't feel quite like that, because I'm more of a pessimist, but I hoped. I really hoped that I would get this job. It for a position at the Ministry of environment (not exact name, but … Continue reading Employers making fools out of job seekers
Today we celebrate International women's day, originally called International working women's day. Women finally got their rights. But are they equal to men? I think there is still so much to do for women and their rights. Especially regarding employment. Women are less payed for the same position as men. If they even get the … Continue reading International women’s day -are we really equal?