A child have big dreams. He doesn't know what kind of world is out there. He has dreams and hopes. Then he has to grow up... In the beginning of a job hunt, after my PhD, I applied for a few positions. Just for a fun I applied for a position in a Patent office. … Continue reading A child with hope
I am pleased that someone recognized that some questions are stupid and insulting. Liz Ryan is writing about that in her answer to a question. Unfortunately my country is far behind... I got all these dumb questions on several interviews. The big pharmaceutical company, which like to brag how they're good employer, even the best, … Continue reading Dumb interview questions
Well this was interesting. I got a call from a woman where I had an interview about 9-10 months ago. I described it here She likes me. After all this time I haven't got any rejection letter. Nothing. Zero. And then she was calling me. To help her.A phone call too late, I would say. She … Continue reading A phone call too late
I was thrilled to had an interview on a field of chemistry. They called me really late after the deadline and first of all I couldn't remember for which position it was, because at the time I applied to so many positions... Caller asked me if I am still interesting for the position - of … Continue reading Interview with a bizarre questionnaire on a “bus station”
Few days ago I read an article in a paper regarding employers and HR management. I guess it's not enough for a candidate to apply and answer to the questions on the interview. Now they analyze you in deep. I mean all the crazy stuff and more. The most important factor is your personality. Not … Continue reading You are doomed by birth
My last interview was few months ago. It wasn't the last one because I would've been successful. No. But because I stopped searching for a job for a while. I have other important things in my life at the moment. The start was bad and strange. The secretary said I can go and knock on … Continue reading Urge to discredit the candidate
A year ago I had an interview in a company where they're making fertilizers and products for pests (plant). At the interview there were the big boss of the company, his wife (which is also a head of one department) and a person who would be replaced by the candidate. He was... I can say … Continue reading Is it enough to speak six languages? NO!
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