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Aggressive Interviewers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:53 pm

what do you make of interviewers who seemingly hate you and have no problem showing it from the minute you walk through the door?

I recently had an interview where the person was being really condescending and outright rude. I am not a pro at interviewing by any means..I am very new to this. And this person's attitude completely destroyed any confidence I had going in and I am 99% sure my chance at that internship is gone.

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Re: Aggressive Interviewers

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:what do you make of interviewers who seemingly hate you and have no problem showing it from the minute you walk through the door?

I recently had an interview where the person was being really condescending and outright rude. I am not a pro at interviewing by any means..I am very new to this. And this person's attitude completely destroyed any confidence I had going in and I am 99% sure my chance at that internship is gone.

Just don't let it shake you and make sure you make your points. Either you walked in and didn't have the job in which case it's already over or they're testing you and you need to stay on top of your game.

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Re: Aggressive Interviewers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:23 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:what do you make of interviewers who seemingly hate you and have no problem showing it from the minute you walk through the door?

I recently had an interview where the person was being really condescending and outright rude. I am not a pro at interviewing by any means..I am very new to this. And this person's attitude completely destroyed any confidence I had going in and I am 99% sure my chance at that internship is gone.

Just don't let it shake you and make sure you make your points. Either you walked in and didn't have the job in which case it's already over or they're testing you and you need to stay on top of your game.



well it was a second interview--final round of narrowing the candidates. I did really badly-got all flustered.

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Re: Aggressive Interviewers

Postby Black-Blue » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:37 pm

What exactly did the interviewer say that was offensive to you?

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Re: Aggressive Interviewers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:40 pm

Black-Blue wrote:What exactly did the interviewer say that was offensive to you?


I'll let you know after I find out decisions are made haha.

but over all, when someone is being condescending and rude..and overall trying to make you look stupid, its quite obvious. This isnt one of those "maybe you took it the wrong way?" kind of things..like there were facial expressions and everything to go along with the words.

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Re: Aggressive Interviewers

Postby bdubs » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:what do you make of interviewers who seemingly hate you and have no problem showing it from the minute you walk through the door?

I recently had an interview where the person was being really condescending and outright rude. I am not a pro at interviewing by any means..I am very new to this. And this person's attitude completely destroyed any confidence I had going in and I am 99% sure my chance at that internship is gone.


Some people have a very aggressive style of interviewing and treat them as a sort of litmus test to see if someone can withstand the pressure. This seems like a common tactic in i-bank interviews. I have always hated conducting interviews this way, but perhaps it is a sign that you might not want to work for the firm where you had this interview.

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Re: Aggressive Interviewers

Postby Black-Blue » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:but over all, when someone is being condescending and rude..

I would think that it's usually not obvious. Maybe he was just trying to challenge your interviewing skills, or maybe he had a really stressful day.

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Re: Aggressive Interviewers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:51 pm

I have heard from judges and hiring attorneys at big firms that they often include a hostile interview during the process to see how you react in difficult situations.

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Re: Aggressive Interviewers

Postby A'nold » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:52 pm

One of my favorite interview questions ever (sarcasm here) was "so, do you think goods grades mean you will be a good lawyer?" I was first in my class.......

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Re: Aggressive Interviewers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have heard from judges and hiring attorneys at big firms that they often include a hostile interview during the process to see how you react in difficult situations.


this was for a judge, so I am hoping thats what was happening and I passed their little "test" but I got really flustered and probably sounded like a blathering idiot. pretty sure thats not the reaction they were hoping for.

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Re: Aggressive Interviewers

Postby goosey » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:58 pm

A'nold wrote:One of my favorite interview questions ever (sarcasm here) was "so, do you think goods grades mean you will be a good lawyer?" I was first in my class.......



lol. wow.

whatd you say

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Re: Aggressive Interviewers

Postby A'nold » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:04 pm

goosey wrote:
A'nold wrote:One of my favorite interview questions ever (sarcasm here) was "so, do you think goods grades mean you will be a good lawyer?" I was first in my class.......



lol. wow.

whatd you say


I was very taken aback, to be honest. I totally fumbled the answer. I came up with something like, "no, but it evidences at least a certain amount of intelligence and a strong work ethic...you could have the best grades and still not be an effective attorney, that's why work experience is so important...." or something lame like that. He was all over me the whole time and I later found out that he is quite the jokester and like riling people for the heck of it, haha.




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