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Old Sep 25th 2007, 7:38 pm
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What are the maddest ones you have faced? I was asked do I send birthday cards and if so how many per year
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Old Sep 25th 2007, 7:42 pm
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What are the maddest ones you have faced? I was asked do I send birthday cards and if so how many per year
siad i was a test pilot for airfix, asked why i left i said just fell apart
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Old Sep 25th 2007, 7:46 pm
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I was asked (on more than one occasion) "What are your weaknesses?".

This ranks up there with asking about current/previous salary...... the latter is none of their business, the former is moronic.......... ("Weaknesses? Well, my CV's a pack of exaggerated lies, I don't have any relevant experience, I have a criminal record.......")
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I was asked (on more than one occasion) "What are your weaknesses?".

This ranks up there with asking about current/previous salary...... the latter is none of their business, the former is moronic.......... ("Weaknesses? Well, my CV's a pack of exaggerated lies, I don't have any relevant experience, I have a criminal record.......")
I think I will try that answer next time. Heaven forbid a future employee would lie when faced with such a question

I was asked that and strenghts in my interview. They wanted 5 and 3 weaknesses. I did struggle on both questions.
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I think I will try that answer next time. Heaven forbid a future employee would lie when faced with such a question

I was asked that and strenghts in my interview. They wanted 5 and 3 weaknesses. I did struggle on both questions.
I had someone ask me what would my boss say i needed to improve on...

I had some really funny answers planned for that one but i thought if that's the kind of question you're going to be asking me, then this interview is going to be really short... the next questions were, "what car do you drive?" and "what do you drink in a bar?"

my response... "mind your own ****ing business"

i didn't get the job lol
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What are the maddest ones you have faced? I was asked do I send birthday cards and if so how many per year
I was asked if I was planning to have a second child any time soon
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In One interview I was asked

a) Any Traumatic experiences in my life and how did I cope
b) How well I got on with my father
c) How financially secure was I

I didn't answer any of them

Oh I didn't get the job either
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I was once asked by a goergeous interviewer if I had any plans for later that evening

but then I woke from that dream
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I did have a group exercise during a recruitment day with one of the major City law firms.

- I was given a role which was adversarial to the other people in my group.
- They didnt stick to the guidelines we were given, and were proposing things that were explicitly ruled out in the rules for the group exercise
- I was looking to work for that firm in one of their specialised litigation departments (after my 2 year training). and that was clearly why I had got the interview

I got turned down for the job because some bint in HR thought I had been a little too pushy in the group exercise! :curse:
HR people should be eradicated! :curse:
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I did have a group exercise during a recruitment day with one of the major City law firms.

- I was given a role which was adversarial to the other people in my group.
- They didnt stick to the guidelines we were given, and were proposing things that were explicitly ruled out in the rules for the group exercise
- I was looking to work for that firm in one of their specialised litigation departments (after my 2 year training). and that was clearly why I had got the interview

I got turned down for the job because some bint in HR thought I had been a little too pushy in the group exercise! :curse:
HR people should be eradicated! :curse:
I do apologise for any HR people on here... but they do seem a little pointless... they work against you, or not at all when you need them to do their job... when it has nothing to with them they're all over you like a rash... saying that though I do have a couple of friends in HR who are very very smart and are always complaining that the market is being diluted by people who don't have a clue
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I was asked (on more than one occasion) "What are your weaknesses?".
After pondering for a long time, I said mangoes. I got the job at Stanchart - was 21 at the time
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After pondering for a long time, I said mangoes. I got the job at Stanchart - was 21 at the time


we share a weakness. but for me they have to be alfonso - none of that South African rubbish...
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What are the maddest ones you have faced? I was asked do I send birthday cards and if so how many per year
Best interview I had ...best as in funniest ... was for a University Degree - where one interviewer was blind, and had his Guide dog by him... I found myself replying to the dog, and he kept cocking his head as he listened ... only just kept my laughter under control

Result = went to another Uni...
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Best interview I had ...best as in funniest ... was for a University Degree - where one interviewer was blind, and had his Guide dog by him... I found myself replying to the dog, and he kept cocking his head as he listened ... only just kept my laughter under control

Result = went to another Uni...


Ah, WS. Long time no see - and a spanking new avatar, too...

Being interviewed by a blind person, eh? The temptation to pull faces or strip off would be overpowering...
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we share a weakness. but for me they have to be alfonso - none of that South African rubbish...
Absolutely - Aapus (as the locals in Ratnagiri would call it) for me. The king of fruits
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