Thursday, July 15, 2010

Interview Code & Conduct

I had a job interview today. Well, actually it was a group interview. I think there was about 10 of us in the interview. We had to take three different tests, and answer a lot of questions. I was there for an hour and a half. Bug. Anyways...I am amazed at some of the people that showed up to the interview. Now, myself, I wore black plants and a nice white shirt. I figured if I got called back for a second interview, I would pull out the suit jacket. But, let me tell you the kind of stuff I saw.

1. One lady had on flip flops, shorts, tank top and was chewing gum.
2. One lady said, "do they sell food here?" Now, I won't mention where I had my interview at, but no, they don't sell food. They sell "treats." If you don't know what the company sells that you're going to for the interview, maybe you should investigate a little more first.
3. A cell phone ringing.
4. Several people had their resumes in torn envelopes or folders with chicken scratches all over the front.
5. Another lady had fake nails, and they were each at least 4 different colors. It looked like a splash of colors on each nail. Tacky!

I kind of sense that the younger crowd tends to be a little more prepared. We're dressed more appropriate and have the tools needed for an interview. I feel like some of the older crowd may not be familiar with the interview process and the standards of practice for an interview.

Keeping my fingers crossed for a 2nd interview.

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