Thursday, February 23, 2006

Job interview tips – Number one


Whilst Robin was settling into his hospital room today (for his minor knee op) we were chatting about his experiences in the past when interviewing job applicants. The funniest was the beautiful young woman who wafted into the interview room with lots of cleavage on display. Despite the erotic frisson she brought to the interview, he attempted to dispassionately assess her suitabilty for the job and how she would fit in with the team. However the moment that the job was lost forever to her was when, just as she was leaving, she gave him a knowing wink. What was she thinking of? So girls and boys put that at the top of the list – DO NOT EVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WINK AT THE INTERVIEWER!
Do you have any tips?

9 Comments:

Blogger Simple as that said...

Cleavage should be a no-no too... unless you apply to be a stripper or some kind of entertainer.
I don't know if you watch "Friends" but also: don't kiss the interviewer, when he leans to open the door :)

2/23/2006 5:58 PM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

I'm much too flustered to comment.

2/23/2006 8:44 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Simple as that, kissing also sounds a bit on friendly side.
Now rramone calm down

2/23/2006 10:24 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Hmmm... my tip would be that you don't want to go work for the guy who hires you because you wink at him ... :-)
That's a great story!

2/23/2006 10:39 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

A less exciting story...

I guy was interviewed for a technical job and was asked if he knew DB2 (an IBM database). Don't ask me why IBM calls it DB2 (maybe there was a DB1?) but there is no any other DBx that I know of. Anyway he said:

"Yeah, DB2, DB3, whatever it takes."

...dave

2/24/2006 12:48 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Linda, at this stage in my life, a guy would have to be a real wierdo to employ me because I winked at him!
Dave you made me laugh out loud. My IT clients are going to enjoy that story.

2/24/2006 8:20 PM  
Anonymous rachel said...

I have a friend who went for a teaching job at Singapore International School here in HK several years ago. In the interview (before a board of humourless members of the faculty) he was asked about the magjic tricks he could do (written in his CV). Anyway, he proceeded to slash in a box the head of the board of governers' expensive cashmere jacket. At the end of the trick he looked horrified in the box and fumbled around to get the jacket back into pristine condition. Looking horrified at the board he just said "F***k it I never wanted the job in the first place" and stomped out only to turn back to say "got you!". He ended up being the vice principal of the school!

2/25/2006 6:07 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

The faculty members obviously weren't that humourless!

2/25/2006 11:13 AM  
Anonymous Job Interview Tips said...

Laughed to my heart's content. That is a cheerful little post that has refreshed me. Really wonderful incident.

10/01/2009 7:57 PM  

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