Re: Putting the Thumbscrew on Another Hand

Subject: Re: Putting the Thumbscrew on Another Hand
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- NEXTLEVEL -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 1997 08:15:32 -0800

On Wed, 15 Jan 1997 21:34:13 -0800, Daniel Wise wrote:

>I am beginning to grow weary of the personality tests that have become the
>fad of the HR folks--at least here in the US of A. I would like to be able
>to chuck a bit of a query back at them concerning their corporate culture,
>but I am not sure just what all to put into my personal bank of questions.

One of my favorites is the classic "Where do you see yourself in <x>
years?"

Best comeback I've ever heard (thanks iutS!): Look the interviewer
straight in the eye and say, "Your job."

Always good for at least two minutes of dead silence (make sure to
maintain unwavering eye contact!)



Your friend and mine,
Matt
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