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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Druid » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:40 pm

It's really fucking unprofessional to ask someone to sing on the spot.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:42 pm

Single-Malt-Liquor wrote:Under that scenario, a former chef had better be prepared to cook. You do know that the things on your resume are there so that you can talk about them and how the experience might be relevant. A resume isnt a freaking menu of talents that can be called upon at the interview.


I doubt that anyone would equate being a chef with being a performer, unless perhaps you worked on the food network channel. regardless, under that scenario, one would not be prepared to cook for the reason I just mentioned, as well as practicality.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby heavoldgotjuice » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:44 pm

Druid wrote:It's really fucking unprofessional to ask someone to sing on the spot.


Might as well walk out of the room that moment then huh

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby El Pollito » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:45 pm

Druid wrote:It's really fucking unprofessional to ask someone to sing on the spot.

It's a little awkward at worst.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Single-Malt-Liquor » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Single-Malt-Liquor wrote:Under that scenario, a former chef had better be prepared to cook. You do know that the things on your resume are there so that you can talk about them and how the experience might be relevant. A resume isnt a freaking menu of talents that can be called upon at the interview.


I doubt that anyone would equate being a chef with being a performer, unless perhaps you worked on the food network channel. regardless, under that scenario, one would not be prepared to cook for the reason I just mentioned, as well as practicality.

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Only if the talent/skill was relevant to the job. While I dont think I would do it, I dont have a problem with an interviewer conducting an interview in a language that the interviewer said they were fluent in. But that's not the scenario with a singer applying for a firm job. Would it be appropriate for someone who put weight-lifting on their resume to be asked to lift something in the room?

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Druid » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:48 pm

El Pollito wrote:
Druid wrote:It's really fucking unprofessional to ask someone to sing on the spot.

It's a little awkward at worst.


It can be normal if the personalities at play can handle it. But an interview isn't a talent show, and it seems kind of demeaning to ask someone to put theirs pipes on display in the middle of a white-collar interview.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby FKASunny » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:49 pm

Druid wrote:
El Pollito wrote:
Druid wrote:It's really fucking unprofessional to ask someone to sing on the spot.

It's a little awkward at worst.


It can be normal if the personalities at play can handle it. But an interview isn't a talent show, and it seems kind of demeaning to ask someone to put theirs pipes on display in the middle of a white-collar interview.

"It says here you're a musician. Did you bring a demo? No? What else can we tell you about the firm?

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Druid » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:51 pm

heavoldgotjuice wrote:
Druid wrote:It's really fucking unprofessional to ask someone to sing on the spot.


Might as well walk out of the room that moment then huh


Fuck no. You sing until they start calling you Maya Angelou.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby El Pollito » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:51 pm

Druid wrote:
El Pollito wrote:
Druid wrote:It's really fucking unprofessional to ask someone to sing on the spot.

It's a little awkward at worst.


It can be normal if the personalities at play can handle it. But an interview isn't a talent show, and it seems kind of demeaning to ask someone to put theirs pipes on display in the middle of a white-collar interview.

Depends on context I guess. Could be aspie AF or totally harmless and lighthearted.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Single-Malt-Liquor » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:52 pm

You know, this is why I left amateur masseuse off my resume.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby heavoldgotjuice » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:54 pm

Single-Malt-Liquor wrote:You know, this is why I left amateur masseuse off my resume.


lmao

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Dany » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:54 pm

Single-Malt-Liquor wrote:You know, this is why I left amateur masseuse off my resume.

:lol:

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Druid » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:56 pm

El Pollito wrote:
Druid wrote:
El Pollito wrote:
Druid wrote:It's really fucking unprofessional to ask someone to sing on the spot.

It's a little awkward at worst.


It can be normal if the personalities at play can handle it. But an interview isn't a talent show, and it seems kind of demeaning to ask someone to put theirs pipes on display in the middle of a white-collar interview.

Depends on context I guess. Could be aspie AF or totally harmless and lighthearted.


I was just thinking in the context of your typical wide-eyed 2L, but if the person had 15 years experience as a singer then I bet there's not as much of a power dynamic involved and your original intuition that it's a little awkward at worst is likely the truth.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:57 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:my phone rang twice during an interview once - I had silenced it but its been glitchy recently. partner acted like it was nothing and I almost bought that he sincerely didn't care, but of course, I did not receive an offer. could have been that or any number of other things

If you knew it was being glitchy, you didn't just power it off...why?


I don't really want to belabor the point, but my phone doesn't power off. It's an iPhone 5 with a very badly cracked screen and the power switch on the top right no longer functions. I've been waiting for iPhone 6 to come out next week to replace it.

I take my phone with me for directions to find the offices. Yes, I could leave my phone at home and print directions or something, but it's just getting too convoluted.

Sounds like phone making noise during interview is auto-ding material though from the responses. Kinda figured lol.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby HankBashir » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:26 am

jbagelboy wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:my phone rang twice during an interview once - I had silenced it but its been glitchy recently. partner acted like it was nothing and I almost bought that he sincerely didn't care, but of course, I did not receive an offer. could have been that or any number of other things

If you knew it was being glitchy, you didn't just power it off...why?


I don't really want to belabor the point, but my phone doesn't power off. It's an iPhone 5 with a very badly cracked screen and the power switch on the top right no longer functions. I've been waiting for iPhone 6 to come out next week to replace it.

I take my phone with me for directions to find the offices. Yes, I could leave my phone at home and print directions or something, but it's just getting too convoluted.

Sounds like phone making noise during interview is auto-ding material though from the responses. Kinda figured lol.


My iPhone has been randomly switching from silent to ring (I think the switch on the side is fucked) so I just put it on do not disturb and switch it to silent.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby heavoldgotjuice » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:28 am

Airplane mode

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby baal hadad » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:46 am

jbagelboy wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:my phone rang twice during an interview once - I had silenced it but its been glitchy recently. partner acted like it was nothing and I almost bought that he sincerely didn't care, but of course, I did not receive an offer. could have been that or any number of other things

If you knew it was being glitchy, you didn't just power it off...why?


I don't really want to belabor the point, but my phone doesn't power off. It's an iPhone 5 with a very badly cracked screen and the power switch on the top right no longer functions. I've been waiting for iPhone 6 to come out next week to replace it.

I take my phone with me for directions to find the offices. Yes, I could leave my phone at home and print directions or something, but it's just getting too convoluted.

Sounds like phone making noise during interview is auto-ding material though from the responses. Kinda figured lol.

Jeezus when did this thread turn from cool stories about people taking the blame for partner farts

to lame shit like "I didn't turn my phone off and it buzzed whoopsie"

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby salix » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:48 am

Druid wrote:
heavoldgotjuice wrote:
Druid wrote:It's really fucking unprofessional to ask someone to sing on the spot.


Might as well walk out of the room that moment then huh


Fuck no. You sing until they start calling you Maya Angelou.


:twisted:

Sing, and appreciate your cage.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby beepboopbeep » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:52 am

I'll share some. Fuck anon posting.

At one screener, got a little too honest and let slip that I'd heard horror stories about the "up-or-out" policies at a particular NYC firm. Interviewers grimace and try to play it off, but were clearly bothered.

At another, was talking bar trivia team names and cool associate let slip that his team in law school was a play on herpes/per stirpes. I proceeded to talk about how I think there actually is a cure for herpes now, in a way that made it sound like I had personal experience with the subject. I do not. Also I'm pretty sure I was wrong about there being a cure for herpes.

At a third, was talking about my undergrad major and how I would probably do something different if given the opportunity to redo. Mentioned that the department was very disorganized and required successful students to be self-starters. Realized that saying this after saying I regretted doing said major = "I am not a self-starter".

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby heavoldgotjuice » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:15 am

I hocked a loogie during my screener with a Delaware firm. smoked too much the day before

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby El Pollito » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:22 am

Lol at the herpes name and debacle.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:17 pm

2 more:

1. Had a skype screener about 2 weeks ago with a regional firm from my home state. I was not that into it and was really just hoping to cancel it before hand after getting an OCI offer but had not gotten one yet. It is going normally and until she prefaces the last question with the following: "This is a really weird question but . . . ." She proceeds to ask me "If you could get away with any crime what would it be?"

I am like ummmmmm, and start panicking because while the obvious answer probably has to do with stealing, I figured that was what they were looking for so I proceed to say, "I would go to Iraq and kill everyone in ISIS." So yeah..... she thinks I am a sociopath. I figured it was a decent answer because it was not stealing and was patriotic but yeah.... I think I pulled that one out of my ass because I had a blow out with a friend about Gitmo the night before.

2. I had an OCI interview that I signed up for in a market I was not that interested in. I noticed before hand that one of the interviewers went to a small private school I was familiar with. I have either a distant relative or family friend (shows how "familiar" I am with the school) who played quarterback there like 20 years ago. I proceed to tell him about it and then I completely blanked on the guys name when he asked me "Oh nice what is his name?" I looked him straight in the eye and just blurted out "Mike Johnson." 99.8% sure he knew I was straight up bullshitting.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Flips88 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:2 more:

1. Had a skype screener about 2 weeks ago with a regional firm from my home state. I was not that into it and was really just hoping to cancel it before hand after getting an OCI offer but had not gotten one yet. It is going normally and until she prefaces the last question with the following: "This is a really weird question but . . . ." She proceeds to ask me "If you could get away with any crime what would it be?"

I am like ummmmmm, and start panicking because while the obvious answer probably has to do with stealing, I figured that was what they were looking for so I proceed to say, "I would go to Iraq and kill everyone in ISIS." So yeah..... she thinks I am a sociopath. I figured it was a decent answer because it was not stealing and was patriotic but yeah.... I think I pulled that one out of my ass because I had a blow out with a friend about Gitmo the night before.

2. I had an OCI interview that I signed up for in a market I was not that interested in. I noticed before hand that one of the interviewers went to a small private school I was familiar with. I have either a distant relative or family friend (shows how "familiar" I am with the school) who played quarterback there like 20 years ago. I proceed to tell him about it and then I completely blanked on the guys name when he asked me "Oh nice what is his name?" I looked him straight in the eye and just blurted out "Mike Johnson." 99.8% sure he knew I was straight up bullshitting.

Did she follow up on how killing people in ISIS is a crime, because pretty sure that's what Barry O. and the US armed forces intend to do...

ETA: btw, I would have said robbing a bank to pay off my loans without hesitation

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:26 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:2 more:

1. Had a skype screener about 2 weeks ago with a regional firm from my home state. I was not that into it and was really just hoping to cancel it before hand after getting an OCI offer but had not gotten one yet. It is going normally and until she prefaces the last question with the following: "This is a really weird question but . . . ." She proceeds to ask me "If you could get away with any crime what would it be?"

I am like ummmmmm, and start panicking because while the obvious answer probably has to do with stealing, I figured that was what they were looking for so I proceed to say, "I would go to Iraq and kill everyone in ISIS." So yeah..... she thinks I am a sociopath. I figured it was a decent answer because it was not stealing and was patriotic but yeah.... I think I pulled that one out of my ass because I had a blow out with a friend about Gitmo the night before.

2. I had an OCI interview that I signed up for in a market I was not that interested in. I noticed before hand that one of the interviewers went to a small private school I was familiar with. I have either a distant relative or family friend (shows how "familiar" I am with the school) who played quarterback there like 20 years ago. I proceed to tell him about it and then I completely blanked on the guys name when he asked me "Oh nice what is his name?" I looked him straight in the eye and just blurted out "Mike Johnson." 99.8% sure he knew I was straight up bullshitting.

Did she follow up on how killing people in ISIS is a crime, because pretty sure that's what Barry O. and the US armed forces intend to do...

ETA: btw, I would have said robbing a bank to pay off my loans without hesitation


I actually prefaced my answer by saying "not sure if this is a crime but...." I kind of wish I had an offer in hand before that screener so I could have said something totally off the wall just for kicks. Something like "Id rape all the victoria secret models" probably would have done the trick

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Dany » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:2 more:

1. Had a skype screener about 2 weeks ago with a regional firm from my home state. I was not that into it and was really just hoping to cancel it before hand after getting an OCI offer but had not gotten one yet. It is going normally and until she prefaces the last question with the following: "This is a really weird question but . . . ." She proceeds to ask me "If you could get away with any crime what would it be?"

I am like ummmmmm, and start panicking because while the obvious answer probably has to do with stealing, I figured that was what they were looking for so I proceed to say, "I would go to Iraq and kill everyone in ISIS." So yeah..... she thinks I am a sociopath. I figured it was a decent answer because it was not stealing and was patriotic but yeah.... I think I pulled that one out of my ass because I had a blow out with a friend about Gitmo the night before.

2. I had an OCI interview that I signed up for in a market I was not that interested in. I noticed before hand that one of the interviewers went to a small private school I was familiar with. I have either a distant relative or family friend (shows how "familiar" I am with the school) who played quarterback there like 20 years ago. I proceed to tell him about it and then I completely blanked on the guys name when he asked me "Oh nice what is his name?" I looked him straight in the eye and just blurted out "Mike Johnson." 99.8% sure he knew I was straight up bullshitting.

Did she follow up on how killing people in ISIS is a crime, because pretty sure that's what Barry O. and the US armed forces intend to do...

ETA: btw, I would have said robbing a bank to pay off my loans without hesitation


I actually prefaced my answer by saying "not sure if this is a crime but...." I kind of wish I had an offer in hand before that screener so I could have said something totally off the wall just for kicks. Something like "Id rape all the victoria secret models" probably would have done the trick

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