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    While being interviewed by a network manager he asked me "What do you see yourself doing in a years time?" I replied "Your job", I didnt get the post

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    While being interviewed by a network manager he asked me "What do you see yourself doing in a years time?" I replied "Your job", I didnt get the post
    lol that usually works with a tad of humor. The idea being I aspire to you and your position, not watch out I'm coming for your job!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    While being interviewed by a network manager he asked me "What do you see yourself doing in a years time?" I replied "Your job", I didnt get the post
    I did the same and got the job. Also, in the same interview I was asked how I would prioritise 3 different jobs for different staff and I responded with, 'do any of the staff have chocolate?' - they were laughing a lot at that...

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    Can't remember doing anything myself but seen a few when interviewing:
    • Long time ago I was on a panel and it was getting close to starting time and one member of the panel hadn't turned up. She came hurrying in and apologised saying that she had 'almost hit some idiot on a bike' and got into an argument. I went to get the first candidate who was just coming in and he said "Sorry I'm late, I was almost knocked of my bike by some idiot in car....' Awkward... but he did get the job and it was put behind them
    • Was overseeing an IT test for candidates when one made a mistake and shouted " " - She did perform best in the test and interviewed well so we ignored the outburst and gave her the job
    • Called a candidate in, he looked the female member of the panel up and down, smiled and said "Well helloooo" - he didn't get the job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novalee View Post
    Also, in the same interview I was asked how I would prioritise 3 different jobs for different staff and I responded with, 'do any of the staff have chocolate?' - they were laughing a lot at that...
    I got asked something similar.

    I said "To start off, I'd get everyone to stop talking at once".

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Addressed the lady conducting my interview as Adrian, and her name? Suzanne.
    hahaha, Not related to Trigger are you?

    If it's a boy they're naming him Rodney... - Only Fools and Horses - Series 7 - BBC Comedy Greats - YouTube

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    The head said my application said that I had a good sense of humor. So he asked me to tell him a joke. I had pleanty but non of them were ideal for an interview. In the end he just ended up telling me one of his own.

    Did you hear about the constipated Mathematician? He worked it out with a Pencil

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    Did you hear about the constipated Mathematician? He worked it out with a Pencil
    After having no success with a slide rule.

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    My wife applied for a job at a Beefeater a long time ago, but she turned up for the interview at a Harvester! I don't know how but the Harvester gave her the job!!

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