Monday, February 21, 2011

10 Types Of Crappy Interviewees (Of The Day)

Great comedy (as usual) from The Oatmeal.








See the rest at The Oatmeal.


21 comments:

  1. Hrm...I've never been any of these, thank goodness!

    Your MPOTD is one of the few roads on the Orkney Islands. It's no wonder they have amusing town names...there's nowt to do up there!

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  2. It looks cold there.

    Nowt. Great word! I shall appropriate it for my own use. Thank you.

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  3. Kalvin Clein's "Desperation." I know that smell.

    The Appeaser better not let Milton see him eat that red stapler. He'll burn the place down.

    I really do love The Oatmeal. (I actually had oatmeal for breakfast but it wasn't nearly as funny!)

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  4. Oh, how I hate job interviews.

    On the interview for my first "real" job, I was the mute. I got the job, anyhows.

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  5. Same here, Frank. I usually just smile and nod like some over-caffeinated bobblehead. Most interviewers do more talking than listening anyway.

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  6. I had to interview people two months ago to fill my current position: an Appeaser, a Mute and a marvelous combo of Talker/Bullshitter who was the boss of the Mute and managed to interrupt, insult and condescend to me in five minutes. The appeaser got the job, she was just nervous and I'm a bit intimidating, so after the jitters, she turned out to be quite smart and efficient.

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  7. The oatmeal always gives me a reason to giggle.

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  8. I love The Oatmeal too!!

    They left out one of my favorites, though. The People Person. I met about 35 of those while interviewing PR coordinator candidates at my old firm.

    "Why are you interested in this job?"
    "Well, I'm a people person, through and through... I love working with people."

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  9. As opposed to what, working with bees?

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  10. I hate working with people. Would rather work with a rabid pekingese. My co-workers are great, it's those damned customers that make me want to cut them all up and hide all the pieces.

    Which reminds me, I'm the accidentally said too much guy at an interview.

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  11. Oh I loved working retail. That's why I did it so long (8 months). It requires a skill I do not possess.

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  12. The boss guy is REALLY good at it. He can look at people he hates and make them feel like the belle of the ball. I do not have that ability.

    I prefer staying in the back room being analytical and sullen.

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  13. That's one of the best things about the job I have now--that I no longer have to work with the general public. I spend most of my time holed away in my office and only occasionally have to be out amongst them. :D

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  14. But Daisy, you use to have such good stories!

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  15. I still remember my interview for my current job. The boss asked me why I wanted to work there and I was brutally honest saying, "I heard if I stay here pushing papers around for 8 hours or so I'd get paid."

    He laughed, and I started work the next week.

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  16. I absolutely love working with people! Truly. It's something different and hilarious every day. I miss it.

    Stick me in a corner where I have no human contact and before too long I'll be curled in the fetal position, singing "Kumbaya."

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  17. HA! Thanks, Frank. Tis true, the actions of some of our more unusual library patrons did provide good fodder for story telling. :D

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  18. I love the Oatmeal too.
    Have had several interviews in the last few months. Thank god I don't fit any of those profiles. My favorite is the mute. You never know if they are just shy or a serial killer.

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  19. Cary, practice "nowt" before you use it...it's tougher than it looks. Heard it a lot back in my North Yorkshire village, and it requires a panache I never quite got! :-)

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  20. I adore The Oatmeal. Be sure to check out his Tesla Museum plea. Very worthwhile, waaaaaay overdue, and edumacational (Homer J. "Jay" Simpson).

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