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Job Interviews

Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:18 PM

Does anyone hate these things as much as I do?
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:23 PM

I guess that depends on just how much you hate them, but chances are that I do.
Bad interview recently?
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:23 PM

I actually just did a job interview.

They wanted someone with 8 years Linux experience & they didn't like that I had a mix of Unix, Linux, & Windows.

So they put together a team of four specialists whom I'd be working with to "Drill" me with questions. I think their aim was to either make me look stupid, or to scare me out of the position. To the contrary, I got every single question correct. Even one that they said plagued them for weeks. After a few days I got a response. "Well, we still really want someone with 8 years Linux only experience"... if I passed every question, passed every test that you set before me to prove I'm 8 years qualified, & did all that you asked & expected of a qualified candidate & it still wasn't good enough, THEN WHY THE F*CK WOULD YOU HAVE AN INTERVIEW WHEN I ALREADY DIDN'T MEET A PREREQUISITE? I mean, seriously, wtf is wrong with you people? If no is the ONLY option, then why drag it out further? I don't care that you waisted your own stupid time, but jeez.

Yes, interviews can be trying.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:13 PM

yeah i just got back from one. I'm trying to relocate to new zealand and I need this job in order to be able to stay, so it's a fairly big deal, kinda stressed about it blah blah blah, so the nice guy interviewing me says "how do you feel about the fact that you'll be in charge of a system used by 450 people and contains about 1.5 million documents". Thanks like i need any more pressure.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:29 PM

hi..............
i also face time types................so nw what u do...
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 12:20 AM

No2...what was the question that had been bugging them?
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 12:27 AM

Well, I went through only 1 interview [which was inclusive of 2 loooong interviews though... ;) ] till now and they selected me! :rolleyes: so I can't say I hate them, may be I will start hating once I start giving interviews again. :D
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 12:39 AM

View Posthomemade-jam, on 10 Sep, 2008 - 03:20 AM, said:

No2...what was the question that had been bugging them?

A desktop machine, no network connectivity, cannot resolve domain names, cannot reach dns, ultimately cannot reach any other node on the network, yet it responds to pings from any other machine.

@AmitTheInfinity : Congrats! When do we celebrate?
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:43 AM

that does sound intriguing, how do you fix that?
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:55 AM

View Postno2pencil, on 10 Sep, 2008 - 01:09 PM, said:

@AmitTheInfinity : Congrats! When do we celebrate?



Sure, come to my home, we will have a big party here. :D

You can enjoy this till then.
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btw that news is around 1.5 years old now. :)
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Re: Job Interviews

Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:56 AM

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A desktop machine, no network connectivity, cannot resolve domain names, cannot reach dns, ultimately cannot reach any other node on the network, yet it responds to pings from any other machine.


And the answer? Does is ping other computers by ip?
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 02:07 AM

View Posthomemade-jam, on 10 Sep, 2008 - 04:56 AM, said:

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A desktop machine, no network connectivity, cannot resolve domain names, cannot reach dns, ultimately cannot reach any other node on the network, yet it responds to pings from any other machine.


And the answer? Does is ping other computers by ip?

No, as far as the workstation in question, it cannot communicate in anyway to any node on the network. However any other node is getting a response when they ping it's ip address.
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Re: Job Interviews

Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:24 AM

View Postno2pencil, on 9 Sep, 2008 - 09:23 PM, said:

If no is the ONLY option, then why drag it out further? I don't care that you waisted your own stupid time, but jeez.

Yes, interviews can be trying.


They probably found someone who answered all questions correctly AND who had the 8 years of Linux experience they wanted. As someone who has conducted interviews before, I can tell you that it's an inconvenience to be pulled away from your work to do it, so unless I was always really up front if I did not like a candidate. Unfortunately for the candidate, the hiring manager will often interview them, even if they do not quite fit the criteria in the hopes that someone who is a better fit will come along. It sucks to be in the position.

In general I don't dislike interviews. In fact, many times I have enjoyed them because I was in a position of power (did not need the job) and went in knowing that I was also interviewing THEM. They had to measure up to MY expectations. There have been cases where the recruiter or the company misrepresented the job, but I typically figured that out fairly quickly and, in some cases, cut the interview short so as not to waste any more of my time or theirs.
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 06:48 AM

I'd better prefer to be interviewed than being asked : "How many diplomas do you have and what big grades you had?" . You must show what you are able to do...this is just my opinion
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Re: Job Interviews

Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:34 AM

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They wanted someone with 8 years Linux experience


Maybe your experience is more than 8 years, but they need only 8 years. So you weren't accepted. :lol:
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