[Novalug] Job interview "stuff"
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Thu Dec 10 01:58:17 EST 2009
Zero is definitely a cool answer, but there are better ones. PI and E
are good, but I'm leaning towards The Golden Ratio myself. After all,
it's pretty obvious that I'm irrational!
But there are even better still. Schizophrenic Megalomaniacs might
answer "I am all Mersenne Primes ... there is No Perfection without Me",
Clearly, John Lennon's number was "i".
Roy Wilson wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 07, 2009 at 10:46:03PM -0500, greg pryzby wrote:
>>> You are interviewing for a job. You were granted a privilege to
>> Is it a commonly held attitude that the interviewee has been
>> granted a privilege? I've never approached any interview
>> I've participated in, from either side of the table, with
>> that view. To me, both sides are marketing a product and
>> the interviewer has to sell the company as much as the
>> interviewee has to sell his assets.
> Agreed. Though I was usually headhunted, but the whole "why should I hire YOU" from an interviewer always got the standard "Why should I work for YOU?" from me.
> When I was sitting on the other side of the table I never asked such questions, or the idiot "what animal/number/country" idiocy. But if an applicant made it as far as my office, they pretty much had the job unless they completely screwed up the interview.
> On a lighter note, I was asked the "what number would you be?" by an interviewer at Pioneer decades ago for a hardware position (PDP 11/23 programming / maintenance / interface to a big iron 360/85), and answered "000" - I'm at the center of my own coordinate system.
> And YES, I got the job. :)
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