Tech people only wear sweatpants

A recruiter calls to prep me for my upcoming interview:

Recruiter: …and if they ask you what your greatest weakness is think of a negative and turn it into a positive!

Me: Mmhmm

The recruiter is being very patronising – this isn’t my first rodeo by any means.

Recruiter: And what were you planning on wearing to the interview?

Me: Clothes…

Recruiter: Ahahaha yeah good but seriously, what were you thinking of wearing?

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Just the job? When interviews go wrong!

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The BBC has a fascinating article today, titled¬†“Just the job? When interviews go wrong!”¬†¬†featuring some of the worst interviewing experiences that people have had.

These include Katherine Irvine, recruitment consultant:

She was then asked: “What do you think? Do you think you’re too old?”

Kevin Helton, ex army:

The interviewer asked, ‘You used to be in the Army, how many people have you killed?’

Jo Foat:

The interviewer brought out a large straw hat.

“Put this hat over your face and tell me why I should give you a job,” he said.

“Why do you want me to do that?” she said.

He replied: “In my experience, pretty girls like you rely too much on their looks.”

The BBC article lists the questions that you should never be asked during an interview and offers suggestions on how to push back if they crop up.

Well worth a read!