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    Ugh. I'm trying to decide what to drink this weekend.

    Any job interview stories you'd like to share?

    Not today's interview, but a few years back I had a horrible one. I swear I was in and out of there in 10 minutes. The guy was sitting WAY across from me at this massive table and was staring at his laptop the whole time, not even making eye contact. Asked me stupid questions, he hadn't even looked at my portfolio or my resume!!!

    At today's interview, I got asked by the first person stuff like: "where do you see yourself in 5 years?". <--- Ya, like I've never heard that before. Then 2 other people come in and ask me the same thing!
     
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    Thats how it goes sometimes. Sorry to hear it sucked. Hopefully whatever you land helps you pay yur bills
     
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    If this doesn't work out, I think I'm going to start making and selling meth.
     
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    I had tons of bad interviews. ^^

    1/Happened a few times in Paris: I greet the interviewer in French "Bonjour Madame, Comment allez vous?" etc ... then out of a sudden he/she switches to (broken) English trying to practice his/her pathetic language skills. Weirdos !!!

    2/Had an interview for an Investment bank back office position a few years ago = me vs 4 managers and 4 employees (at the same time!).

    3/Some HR b--- kicked me out of her office because I looked "unmotivated".

    4/In broken English (still in Paris) : "Wooare doo yooo see yoorself ten years?"
    Wanted to laugh so hard.

    5/My current boss: "I doubt you have the capacity to really help us, but we'll hire you". Errr ...Thanks ?

    I could go on and on lol
     
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    My Sweetwater interview was from 9-4 and I had to take like a thousand test's, it was brutal.
     
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    that's super long ... :(

     
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    4 yrs ago I decided I would stop being interviewed and start interviewing! Helluvalot less STRESS!
     
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    Ziiiiing!!! lol.
    Man, interviews almost always suck. I guess thats the nature of em' but I can vouch that some can become the most retarded experiences you'll ever have in your life. Sometimes theres absolutely no logic in their questions or procedures, its like their making it up as they go.
     
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    I remember my first job interview, the only question he asked me was what my favorite hockey team was... those were the good days. Now you get questions like "If you were a piece of furniture what type of furniture would you be?". It's terrible.

    I think the most uncomfortable interview was for a student job with the federal government way back. We had to complete a written test first, which was not the easiest if I remember, but the worst was that they small groups of 5-6 candidates show up together and have this group interview where we had to prove ourselves in front of 4 observers. Of course there was one person there who I knew was going to get the position from the start (already worked for gov't, perfectly bilingual) so it was hardly motivating to even try at that point! I was happy to get the fuck out of there. Got an email saying I did not exceed the 60% passing rate from the interview, even though I felt I did really well (besides the french speaking part... that probably killed me!)... rough shit, but a good lesson.
     
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    LOL @ Excellence, that's fucked up.

    It's just that I remember simpler interviews in the past where you meet up, talk for a bit and then they call you usually the next day or so and offer you the job. Simple and to the point. None of this testing stuff or asking you "if your penis were to suddenly fall off, what would you do?". Ok I made that up.
     
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    I like those interviews....

    The whole "see yourself in 5 years" talk kills me.

    I tell them...I see myself being an integral part in the continued success of this company.... They are very impressed in people who mention the company and helping the company achieve goals, rather than what YOU want to do...even though we all know that we all just want to get paid....LOL.
     
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    "where do you see yourself in 5 years"

    I always answer, something like "Making more money"

    ha ha
     
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    my current manager asked me, "where do you want to be in 5 years?," i said, "retired." LOL! he asked, "you plan on retiring in 5 years?," i said, "no, you asked me where i WANTED to be." he didn't have a comeback for that one. as soon as i stepped out of the elevator, they were calling me on my cell to offer me the job.

    had another interview 6 people 30 minutes a piece. the 1st guy comes in and says, "i'm going to tell you a little bit about myself, then you tell me a little about yourself, and then we'll move into the actual interview." then he proceeded to talk about himself for 20 of the 30 f-ing minutes, and rushed me through the last 10 minutes.

    had another round robin type. went through the first 4 people with no problems. the last dude showed up late, and said that he'd just come back from the eye doctor. he walks in with the big ass shades that they give you when they dilate your pupils. he took them off and his eyes were big as hell! so naturally, my eyes started stretching to match his expression. spent the rest of the interview fighting the urge to stretch my eyes.
     
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    Fade & Pug: you two should move to Paris. Found jobs for yall (see attached):
     

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    Haha I do that already from home, but my students are Korean.
     
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    Damn, I should do that just so I can travel and get paid to talk.
     
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    Worst interview I was in, the manager asked me about myself. After I told him, he decided to tell me a little about himself. He said a bunch of stuff but the part that stood out was "I won't let anybody, including you, to stop me from being successful."

    DOUCHEBAG of the year award.
     
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    ...then he grabbed an ice pick and said "Want this in your eyeball?"