Re: Inland Empire interview attire

Subject: Re: Inland Empire interview attire
From: Sean Brierley <sean -dot- brierley -at- gerberscientific -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:47:28 -0400

Ahhh, Lucent. Well, somebody made money. Anyway, that's a good approach.
And, what we often forget as interviewees is that an interview MUST be a
two-way street, in that you are interviewing your potential employer as
well as vice-versa.

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Cheers,

Sean

On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 12:00 AM, William Sherman <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com
> wrote:

> You didn't handle the interview right.
>
> I went to Lucent once for an interview in a good suit. (If you don't know
> the difference, you might as well interview in a sport shirt.)
>
> When I got there, it looked like an episode from Dilbert. Trying to find
> the way in (there was no receptionist or entrance), I ran into a guy with a
> bathrobe and surfer baggies. People were dressed in every wild assortment
> you could imagine, and there were even one of two with ties on, but more
> like early '80s New Wave style than business style.
>
> Part of the way through the interview, I asked a question about the dress,
> as if this was the usual or if this was some special day, and said the
> recruiter hadn't given me any details except to dress professionally. When
> they said it was open to whatever you wanted, I replied with great, I can
> get out of this suit and get some comfortable things on. It's much better
> to work in shorts than a tie, unless I was riding the bike then it would be
> jeans.
>
> Conversation was then directed toward the ones I'd seen with the baggies
> and asked if they broke for surfing or if that was just an after work
> activity.
>
> That broke the "wonder if this guy's a stiff" bit and things went very
> well. The team all said they wanted me, but the manager had a friend picked
> out, and let me know that, so there was nothing I could do.
>
> Just as well. Their stock plunged and that office was empty 6 months later.
>
>
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