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(Dice)   A job interview that requires "a two-day, two-night marathon of late drinking and clubbing." Better list "strong liver" under "Skills" on your resume   (news.dice.com) divider line 23
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2354 clicks; posted to Business » on 22 Aug 2014 at 7:33 PM (3 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-08-22 06:25:49 PM
I see subby has never worked for a Russian before.
 
2014-08-22 08:19:16 PM
I haven't had a job interview in 23 years.

/knock on wood
 
2014-08-22 08:31:58 PM
He received a shouting email from the CEO:  "I HAVE A LIST OF THE TEN STUPIDEST PEOPLE IN AMERICA. YOU ARE NOW ON THAT LIST. YOU IDIOT."

Sounds like he dodged a bullet to me.
 
2014-08-22 08:37:19 PM
I'd get turned down only because after the two days they would say I'm 'overqualified'.
 
2014-08-22 08:41:37 PM
I've been looking for a job for nearly two years now, and I'm just hoping I'll get a second interview someday.

/"But the economy's improving!"
//Not from where I'm standing.
 
2014-08-22 09:19:11 PM

PunkTiger: I've been looking for a job for nearly two years now, and I'm just hoping I'll get a second interview someday.

/"But the economy's improving!"
//Not from where I'm standing.


Then you should reevaluate the kind of job you want our be open to relocation.
 
2014-08-22 09:20:25 PM
Drew looking for an assistant ?
 
2014-08-22 10:12:06 PM
I've posted my resume to monster.ie, this is nothing.
 
2014-08-22 10:21:33 PM
Piece of cake. Hell, by day two I'd be the one dialing up the hookers and blow.
 
2014-08-22 10:58:54 PM

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: I see subby has never worked for a Russian before.


or the chinese...owwwww
 
2014-08-22 11:44:18 PM
I remember one time we had someone coming in, they flew him in from the east coast (2 hour time difference) and started his 'interview' process playing kickball.. with a broken foot and getting him a bit tipsy while playing due to the 5,000 ft elevation difference.

/He was the pitcher for both teams.
//Nice guy though.
 
2014-08-23 05:41:21 AM
How many slampieces? That's what'll make or break your "interview"...
 
2014-08-23 07:56:09 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: PunkTiger: I've been looking for a job for nearly two years now, and I'm just hoping I'll get a second interview someday.

/"But the economy's improving!"
//Not from where I'm standing.

Then you should reevaluate the kind of job you want our be open to relocation.


Then, you'll get to hear how you are not dedicated to your field, or we don't help with relocation costs.  The message is loud and clear, "don't be over 40, overweight, male, or over 40."  Oh, and be attractive,over 6 foot tall, and under 40.
 
2014-08-23 08:47:12 AM
Worst interview I ever had was the interviewer asking me to discuss, in detail, the hardest/most challenging parts in my life that I overcame.  Not challenges in the workplace mind you...nonono...hardships in my life outside work.

I straight up told her that we were not going to be discussing my personal life in that capacity, and told her to move on from that line of questioning as it was completely inappropriate and not relevant to a telecom sales position.

She got all pissy at me and kept pushing, I stood up, walked out, and headed right out the door.  Once in my car I called the recruiter who set the meeting up and let him know what just happened.  He was pissed (not at me) and apologized profusely over the situation, but it did not matter, I was over it.
 
2014-08-23 09:18:41 AM
I was interviewing for an estimator position with a printing company. The owner takes me to lunch at nice little Mexican joint down the street from the shop, orders the 12 taco special for the two of us. After some small talk about how I would do the job, he offers me the position. I ask him the salary; He says 19k. I'd been making 24k in my last position ( this was in 1987 ). He sticks to 19K. I took the last taco, ate it, got up thanked him for lunch and told him I didn't need his job that badly and walked away. Found out later it was a smart move; he was a lunatic who snapped about a year later.
 
2014-08-23 09:20:12 AM

PunkTiger: I've been looking for a job for nearly two years now, and I'm just hoping I'll get a second interview someday.

/"But the economy's improving!"
//Not from where I'm standing.


Continuously for 2 years?  Come on.  Either relocate or accept something realistic.

My biggest problem when looking for new jobs is coming up with excuses why I have to leave work or take phone calls outside.

/Lots of doctors appointments and followups! Lol.
 
2014-08-23 11:25:50 AM

JohnBigBootay: I haven't had a job interview in 23 years.


Man, it sucks to be unemployed that long. Sorry to hear that.

In all seriousness, I know I've only got about 15 years in the industry, but I think if I worked at the same place for 23 years, I'd kill myself. I get bored  really easily.

//Currently working for myself, which is going okay for now.
 
2014-08-23 11:47:16 AM
Here's my craziest interview story:

I met with the hiring manager, and we discussed the details of the position and some relevant things from my resume.

Then I met with some members of the team to get a feel for compatibility.

Then I thanked everyone and left.

No 2-day drinking binges.  No tacos.  No wacky questions about how many golf balls it takes to fill the statue of liberty.

Guess I'm just not interviewing at the right places.
 
2014-08-23 01:07:47 PM
Better list "strong liver" under "Skills" on your resume

And "transplanted liver" when you update it.
 
2014-08-23 02:45:40 PM
Pre 2008:

Interviewer: Hi, great to meet you. We're so awesome to work for and have a great culture here. I see you play Rugby - awesome - I played it at University too. Let me tell you about our benefit packages! Oh yeah - we have a great project lined up too, this is what you'll be working on. How soon can you start? (in several interviews I literally didn't even get asked any questions beyond start date and "have you got any questions?").

Post 2008:

Interviewer 1: 1 hour interview on technical subject matter, Interviewer 1 goes to get Interviewer 2.
Interviewer 2: 1 hour interview on technical subject matter. Interviewer 2 then gives me 1 hour written exam.
Exam
Company president comes in. 90 minute interview with 50:50 technical vs personal (company 'fit' etc).
 
2014-08-23 05:17:48 PM

oukewldave: PunkTiger: I've been looking for a job for nearly two years now, and I'm just hoping I'll get a second interview someday.

/"But the economy's improving!"
//Not from where I'm standing.

Continuously for 2 years?  Come on.  Either relocate or accept something realistic.

My biggest problem when looking for new jobs is coming up with excuses why I have to leave work or take phone calls outside.

/Lots of doctors appointments and followups! Lol.


Actually, I've been out of work for over four years. After being laid off from being an office clerk at a major telecommunications company in 2010, I finally got a kidney transplant in 2012. After recuperating from that, I went back to looking for a job. I've applied for state jobs, city jobs, secretarial jobs, data entry jobs, entry-level jobs... I even applied at Staples, Stop & Shop, and other retail places for part-time work, and I can't even get that. As I said, I haven't even gotten as far as a second interview and no one has offered me employment, so how am I in a position to not accept something "realistic?"

/Whatever. Being over 50 makes it more difficult to find employment, anyway.
 
2014-08-23 07:09:42 PM

PunkTiger: oukewldave: PunkTiger: I've been looking for a job for nearly two years now, and I'm just hoping I'll get a second interview someday.

/"But the economy's improving!"
//Not from where I'm standing.

Continuously for 2 years?  Come on.  Either relocate or accept something realistic.

My biggest problem when looking for new jobs is coming up with excuses why I have to leave work or take phone calls outside.

/Lots of doctors appointments and followups! Lol.

Actually, I've been out of work for over four years. After being laid off from being an office clerk at a major telecommunications company in 2010, I finally got a kidney transplant in 2012. After recuperating from that, I went back to looking for a job. I've applied for state jobs, city jobs, secretarial jobs, data entry jobs, entry-level jobs... I even applied at Staples, Stop & Shop, and other retail places for part-time work, and I can't even get that. As I said, I haven't even gotten as far as a second interview and no one has offered me employment, so how am I in a position to not accept something "realistic?"

/Whatever. Being over 50 makes it more difficult to find employment, anyway.


(only due to your outstanding handle)  Do you by chance have any exposed tattoos? ;)
 
2014-08-23 07:35:11 PM

BumpInTheNight: PunkTiger: oukewldave: PunkTiger: I've been looking for a job for nearly two years now, and I'm just hoping I'll get a second interview someday.

/"But the economy's improving!"
//Not from where I'm standing.

Continuously for 2 years?  Come on.  Either relocate or accept something realistic.

My biggest problem when looking for new jobs is coming up with excuses why I have to leave work or take phone calls outside.

/Lots of doctors appointments and followups! Lol.

Actually, I've been out of work for over four years. After being laid off from being an office clerk at a major telecommunications company in 2010, I finally got a kidney transplant in 2012. After recuperating from that, I went back to looking for a job. I've applied for state jobs, city jobs, secretarial jobs, data entry jobs, entry-level jobs... I even applied at Staples, Stop & Shop, and other retail places for part-time work, and I can't even get that. As I said, I haven't even gotten as far as a second interview and no one has offered me employment, so how am I in a position to not accept something "realistic?"

/Whatever. Being over 50 makes it more difficult to find employment, anyway.

(only due to your outstanding handle)  Do you by chance have any exposed tattoos? ;)


I have no tattoos anywhere on my body. Nor any piercings. I could never see the glamour in getting either one. I guess I was pretty lame for a punk, but that didn't stop me from liking the music.
 
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