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What not to do during an interview November 21, 2013

Posted by mareserinitatis in work.
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Fortunately, I get to tell you about someone else’s faux pax, not my own.

Nice change of pace, eh?

I’m interviewing students for a position right now.  I have to admit it’s a bit weird because I really never saw myself as being in a position to hire someone.  I’ve always been on the opposite side of the table before.

I’d say that most of the interviews have gone as expected, and I’m dreading the final decision.  Except one interview was…odd.  There always has to be one.

Based on my experience in this process, it’s not a good idea for someone to say, “Oh, I thought this was the other position you have open.”  It seems to make the interview short and awkward.  It also explained why this candidate was talking about things that I wasn’t sure were relevant.  As you may have guessed, this particular candidate is not a good fit for the position.

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