in reply to (OT) Number 1 mistake to not avoid during an interview
I once intereviewed a candidate for a Unix Engineering
position whom I asked if he wanted a cup of coffee.
I thought that I was being nice and thought he'd loosen
up a bit and after all what Unix professional doesn't
drink lots caffeine on a constant basis?
So why do people feel compelled to display about as much emotion as they do when filing their fingernails? Is this supposed to be "professionalism"?
His answer to me floored me. I expected maybe "yeah
that would be great" or "no thanks I don't
touch the stuff" or something like that. Nope!
His answer to me was
"No! I came to interview for a job
not drink coffee and engage in small talk!"
Needless to say the interview did not progress too much
further. I expect
some social graces from co-workers...
|Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional|
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