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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby jessuf » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
spaceman82 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:The freakout is apparently the worst reaction.


What's the best?


staring at them and refusing to speak until they speak first to establish dominance.

Isn't this what most aspie law students would do (albeit not to establish dominance but rather because they are awkward)?

What constitutes a freakout?

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:51 pm

Jessuf wrote:staring at them and refusing to speak until they speak first to establish dominance.

Isn't this what most aspie law students would do (albeit not to establish dominance but rather because they are awkward)?

What constitutes a freakout?[/quote]


The dominance thing was somebody messing with you. I have no idea what constitutes a freakout. I would guess generally looking nervous and uncomfortable.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby 20160810 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:57 pm

I was an alternate for this one firm during OCI, and one of the scheduled interviewees backed out, so I got called up for a screener. When I arrived, it was clear that the guy interviewing me hadn't taken a look at my stuff and had no clue who I was, which is all well and good, because I was perfectly prepared to introduce myself and describe why I'm awesome. Instead, he asks for a copy of my resume, says "I'm really sorry to duck out on you like this but I've been in here all day without a bathroom break" and then leaves me sitting in the screener room by myself for 5-7 minutes and takes my resume with him to read on the shitter.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby dingbat » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:58 pm

SBL wrote:I was an alternate for this one firm during OCI, and one of the scheduled interviewees backed out, so I got called up for a screener. When I arrived, it was clear that the guy interviewing me hadn't taken a look at my stuff and had no clue who I was, which is all well and good, because I was perfectly prepared to introduce myself and describe why I'm awesome. Instead, he asks for a copy of my resume, says "I'm really sorry to duck out on you like this but I've been in here all day without a bathroom break" and then leaves me sitting in the screener room by myself for 5-7 minutes and takes my resume with him to read on the shitter.

At least you know he was concentrating on that shit

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby 20160810 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:19 pm

dingbat wrote:
SBL wrote:I was an alternate for this one firm during OCI, and one of the scheduled interviewees backed out, so I got called up for a screener. When I arrived, it was clear that the guy interviewing me hadn't taken a look at my stuff and had no clue who I was, which is all well and good, because I was perfectly prepared to introduce myself and describe why I'm awesome. Instead, he asks for a copy of my resume, says "I'm really sorry to duck out on you like this but I've been in here all day without a bathroom break" and then leaves me sitting in the screener room by myself for 5-7 minutes and takes my resume with him to read on the shitter.

At least you know he was concentrating on that shit

It actually didn't bother me at all. Dude needed to poop and he needed to read my resume, just seemed like the efficient move. But it was definitely funny.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby dingbat » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:21 pm

I once had an interview with a friend (he's about 5 years older) who spent the entire time telling me why I did not want the job.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby 20160810 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:43 pm

dingbat wrote:I once had an interview with a friend (he's about 5 years older) who spent the entire time telling me why I did not want the job.

Pretty sweet that you had an interview with SullCrom though

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby dingbat » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:31 pm

SBL wrote:
dingbat wrote:I once had an interview with a friend (he's about 5 years older) who spent the entire time telling me why I did not want the job.

Pretty sweet that you had an interview with SullCrom though

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby delusional » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
spaceman82 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:The freakout is apparently the worst reaction.


What's the best?



Remaining calm and confident. Depending on the type of ignoring they are doing you should try to join their conversation in your best join-a-circle-of-people-talking way.
I mean, okay... It just seems like a pretty random skill to test for. What if you're not good at joining conversatins when you're being artificially and deliberately ignored, but you kick ass at grilling turkey patties?

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:15 am

fishing for new hilarious stories...

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Ludo! » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:21 am

but you don't want anyone to know it's you?

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:28 am

Had all day callback just recently and met with 8 different associates/partners before going out with 2 more for afternoon lunch.

First question one of them asks, "so tell me the names of all the people who interviewed you today"

I blank and can't remember a single name, he replies, "sorry, didnt mean to put you on the spot" with a sly smile that totally indicated he did.

Did get offered yesterday though, guy even sent me a congrats email

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Mr. Frodo » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:29 am

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:40 am

I (female) had a callback where the male interviewer tells me that the firm's culture was like a frat house. I had no idea what to say, so I was like, "That's so great, I love frat houses." No offer.

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Postby Myself » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:08 pm

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Ludo! » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:19 pm

What was the word?

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby cinephile » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:39 pm

ajax adonis wrote:I used a word incorrectly throughout my interviews. The word I was using really means "good," but I was using the word to mean "bad." No one corrected me, but I realized what I did later.

Not as embarrassing as others, but it's pretty stupid to be using words you don't really know the meaning of.


Like condone/condemn?

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Dany » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:44 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:What was the word?

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Postby Myself » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:23 pm

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:26 pm

Said I was mainly interested in patent prosecution. They responded they only did litigation.

Backpedaling in 3. 2. 1...

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Ludo! » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:34 pm

ajax adonis wrote:
cinephile wrote:
ajax adonis wrote:I used a word incorrectly throughout my interviews. The word I was using really means "good," but I was using the word to mean "bad." No one corrected me, but I realized what I did later.

Not as embarrassing as others, but it's pretty stupid to be using words you don't really know the meaning of.


Like condone/condemn?


Won't say the exact word, but it is kind of along those lines. It's as if I kept telling you, "The police condoned their actions." And what I really wanted to say is that the police prohibited those actions.


Do you think the employer is going to read this story but not realize it's you because you don't use the exact word?

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby cinephile » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:28 pm

Proscribe/prescribe?

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Ludo! » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:53 pm

I have a similar great story to tell. I was in this interview and the interviewer asked what my greatest weakness was and I was like "well I hate" and then I said a really bad word that he was really offended by. Can't tell you the word though, it might out me!

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby bk1 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:54 pm

This refusal to say the words is aspie as hell.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby paratactical » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:54 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:I have a similar great story to tell. I was in this interview and the interviewer asked what my greatest weakness was and I was like "well I hate" and then I said a really bad word that he was really offended by. Can't tell you the word though, it might out me!

Naggers?




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