FW: Interview questions

Subject: FW: Interview questions
From: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 16:16:07 PST

I'm forwarding this for Lisa Higgins. As we all know by
now, her opinions are certainly her own. ;-)
Eric

--- On Thu, 20 Feb 1997 18:01:00 -0500 "Higgins, Lisa R." <eilrh -at- exchange -dot- wcc -dot- lucent -dot- com>
wrote:

>>Certainly there are times to blow an interview. I've done it myself. I've
>>even walked out of a few. A bad fit is a bad fit on both sides of the fence
>>and the interviewee has just as much right/responsibility to make that
>>decision as the interviewer.
>
>YES! This fits nicely into the Resumes thread, as well. Tim Altom would
>never hire me. There's nothing wrong with Tim, and there's nothing wrong
>with me. It just wasn't meant to be. (*sniff*)
>
>I hate committees. I prefer to work on my own if given a choice. And
>it's a significant strain for me to maintain a professional demeanor. I
>don't have an innate respect for authority. I hate pantyhose and high
>heels and lipstick. Blech! Blech! Blech! I worked for a company once
>where a coworker was called on the carpet by his manager for being
>spotted in a local grocery store with his tattoos showing. And I never
>want to work for that company or any company like it ever again.
>
>I'd prefer to have prospective employers know that I have a life. If
>they want to see my personal webpages, that's fine with me. I have a
>whole webpage about how I invented pockets, and I've actually gotten
>angry email from people telling me that I am a jerk and there is no way
>that I invented pockets. On the off-chance that one of these guys were a
>hiring manager at a company I'd applied to, I'd want him to weed me out.
>
>A good resume will reflect who you are as well as what you do. And, IMO,
>a really good resume will sometimes result in a very negative response.
>It's in my best interests to find a good match, too.
>
>Lisa Higgins.
>lhiggins -at- lucent -dot- com
>
>(True Story: I was at this horrible interview with a horrible man for a
>horrible job at a horrible company, and I had an ear infection. I have
>chronic problems with this, and at the time, my hearing was probably at
>about 40%. The interviewer, who had a fairly thick accent to boot, asked
>me some question about working with <blah blah>. He was pointing to a
>part of my resume that listed my AS/400 experience, so I answered his
>question about working with AS/400s. He looked confused and said, "ISO
>is not a computer." It took me a minute to figure out what had happened.
>I didn't even bother explaining because I would have rather worked at
>7-11 than at that place, but I still cringe every time one of you guys
>tells some story about really stupid interviewees. Some day, some guy is
>going to post an account of this bimbo he interviewed who thought that
>ISO 9000 was an operating system. Fortunately, I didn't mention that I
>also invented pockets.)
>

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