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Previously on "Interviewee red flags"

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  • SussexSeagull
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    Any that are postponed with no good reason.

    Gottya questions to try and trip you up

    Anymore than two interviews

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  • TheDude
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    Originally posted by hungry_hog View Post

    There must be about 70 Oxbridge colleges - if you know all their stripes and insignia you must be some kind of genius in which case you should be building the next megacorp not posting on here!
    In my experience Oxbridge graduates who haven't particularly distinguished themselves in life will make pretty sure you know they went to Oxbridge within the first 30 seconds of meeting you.

    I worked in Canary Wharf for a while and it it was quite common to see people wearing battered Oxbridge college intramural sports coats on their way to the office just to let the rest of us mortals know we are in their presence.

    I worked with one such character who even had the nerve to complain that his manager liked to hire people from tulip universities because said manager attended one himself.

    This is despite the fact said manager was younger than him and had already made director.

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  • hungry_hog
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    Originally posted by TheDude View Post
    Candidates that turn up wearing Oxbridge college ties, cufflinks or signet rings.
    There must be about 70 Oxbridge colleges - if you know all their stripes and insignia you must be some kind of genius in which case you should be building the next megacorp not posting on here!

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  • PCTNN
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    Originally posted by Fraidycat View Post
    no show.
    I did this once.

    I am interviewing for a contract role at a client that was 15 minutes walking distance from my place. I check the sky, it's fairly clear so I tie my shoes, put on my ray-ban and off I go. Midway through my walk it starts to rain and in 10 seconds I am literally soaked. I take it as a sign: the universe doesn't want me to take that job. So I walk back and I send the email to the agent whose reply is "you should've gone to the interview drenched". Immediately deleted him from LinkedIn.

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  • SchumiStars
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    Turning up in jeans and yesterdays T-Shirt.

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  • Guy Incognito
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    Once had an interviewee scheduled but we found a public chat channel where he repeatedly said he was going to be late for work so we cancelled the interview.

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  • WTFH
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    A funny handshake, or ties/badges that link them to society/organisations that try to encourage deals to be kept in house. I want people based on their skills at doing the job, not on who they know.

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  • PerfectStorm
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

    I really don't like casual wear in the office. Flip flops especially so. I don't like flip flops generally, as they are so uncomfortable, and most people have horrible feet that I simply don't want to see.

    Smart-casual, fine. But looking like you just rolled out of bed, off the beach, out the bar? No.
    I think I've found the lady that used to give me snotty looks if I wore shorts on hot days.

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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

    I really don't like casual wear in the office. Flip flops especially so. I don't like flip flops generally, as they are so uncomfortable, and most people have horrible feet that I simply don't want to see.

    Smart-casual, fine. But looking like you just rolled out of bed, off the beach, out the bar? No.
    Sliders woman, sliders. Get with the times.

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by edison View Post

    Anyone wearing a tie.

    One of my clients is very casual to say the least. I often wear jeans and a hoodie in the office and I'm one of the most overdressed people there.

    Been co-interviewing for one role recently with the Head of IT and he was wearing shorts and flip flops for one interview.
    I really don't like casual wear in the office. Flip flops especially so. I don't like flip flops generally, as they are so uncomfortable, and most people have horrible feet that I simply don't want to see.

    Smart-casual, fine. But looking like you just rolled out of bed, off the beach, out the bar? No.

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  • edison
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    Originally posted by TheDude View Post
    Candidates that turn up wearing Oxbridge college ties, cufflinks or signet rings.
    Anyone wearing a tie.

    One of my clients is very casual to say the least. I often wear jeans and a hoodie in the office and I'm one of the most overdressed people there.

    Been co-interviewing for one role recently with the Head of IT and he was wearing shorts and flip flops for one interview.

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  • courtg9000
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    Spurs fans, man utd fans, caravan club members.

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  • Fraidycat
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    Turns up late or no show.

    I did this a few times for permie roles but never for a contract role.

    Subconscious i think, i never really wanted the roles cause they were permie, heart wasn't in it.

    Once i got stuck in some really bad morning rush hour traffic on the way to the interview, so was going to be really late for it, so I just turned the car around and went back home. At least i tried
    Last edited by Fraidycat; 18 May 2022, 16:24.

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by Lance View Post

    I wouldn't recognise them if I saw them...
    You don't know what cufflinks are?

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by TheDude View Post
    Candidates that turn up wearing Oxbridge college ties, cufflinks or signet rings.
    I wouldn't recognise them if I saw them...
    Take your prejudices to General where they belong...

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