Re: Was Interview From Hell, now Interview Without Games

Subject: Re: Was Interview From Hell, now Interview Without Games
From: Archie Ziviello <aziviello -at- NESL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 10:29:56 -0400

Greetings All,

Just joined the list and glad to see the word "chaos" in the first receipt. I have been tying a mainframe sized Gordian (sp) Knot for 2 years and where choas is poetic, the living is through its organization and page layout.


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> From: Betsy Maaks[SMTP:bmaaks -at- TELLABS -dot- COM]
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> Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 1999 10:31 AM
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> Subject: Was Interview From Hell, now Interview Without Games
> Everyone,
> I don't agree with the "game" interview theory. These
> results are very subjective and as such, difficult
> to substantiate when asked to compare one candidate
> over another. However, if you ask the candidate to
> give examples of how they organized chaos into
> meaning, then you have something concrete on which
> to base a hiring decision.
> In interview situations where they ask me to play
> games, I go directly to the point and ask what
> they want to judge and offer to tell them situations
> in which I performed this. Where I work we use
> performance-based interviewing, which requires
> questions about the candidate's performance. Yes,
> the decision can still be wrong, but at least you
> are basing the decision on performance, not on
> how they play the game in your opinion.
> Thanks,
> Betsy Maaks
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> Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 07:28:58 -0700
> From: Hedgehog Communications <hedgecom -at- YAHOO -dot- COM>
> Subject: Re: Interview From Hell
> Julie Badger wrote about an interviewer asking her to
> describe how'd she'd clean up an expansive mess her
> dog had made.
> Julie, I agree this SEEMS like an odd question up
> front, but it's not. It really does show how a
> candidate would organize chaos into meaning, which is
> excatly what we do as technical writers.
> A friend of mine, who hires help desk specialists,
> always makes candidates play "20 questions" with her,
> in which she says, "I'm thinking of an item in this
> room that is visible to you. Ask me questions to find
> out what it is." Help desk people, much like technical
> writers, need to understand high-level concepts and
> boild them down to specifics in a rational way... and
> how they handle this "game" is a great indicator of
> ability.
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