Re: Re: Ethics of job-interview testing

Subject: Re: Re: Ethics of job-interview testing
From: Susan W. Gallagher <sgallagher5 -at- cox -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 16:33:53 -0400

Actually, no it's not. <g>
When I applied for the job I have now (contract to perm), I
spent *maybe* 5 minutes on the phone with the CTO before he
asked me in for an interview. When I got here, he asked me
another 2 questions before he hired me. So, I'm guessing
10 minutes total. That was in Feb 2003 and I'm still here...

As for the other aspects of the strange job interview...

Yes, I've been given a short project demo and asked to go
home and write a "troubleshooting" section. Yes, I did it.
And I put a copyright notice across the bottom. No, I didn't
get the job, but that's because I got airsick on the way to
the satelite office... long story. But, a word of advice --
don't puke during the interview - it looks really bad! <g>

WRT the "luxury" of turning down a job because of bad vibes,
bottom line is that you should, no matter how desperate for
work you are. Been there, did that, designed the t-shirt,
wore it to my counseling sessions! <g> Whether it's a bad
job market or not, when you take a job just to take a job,
don't expect everything to turn out great - it won't.

So, izzat six cents altogether??? <g>
-Sue Gallagher

> From: "T. Word Smith" <techwordsmith -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> LOL!
> Oh, experiences. Okay, then I've never been to an
> interview that lasted only 15 minutes. I was at one
> job interview where a company advertised "Web
> Programmer" as "Documentation Manager," but even that
> one lasted 30 minutes before I brought it to an end.
> 15 minutes = waaaay toooo shooorrt IMHO.


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