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Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2006 7:47 AM
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"...like I'd just found him in my living room floor in his undies with my dog and a jar of peanut butter."

Just what response is the author expecting here. This "humor" was not used as an example; these are the author's own words. I was floored this went unnoticed the first time when I commented.

I agree the appropriate use of humor can lend readability to a piece, but this is so far from professional I'm amazed it was "reprinted". I read many publications and have NEVER read anything like this. It almost caused me to leave when it was printed the first time. This time it will. I will find a more professional site, with more professional authors.

Good luck to you.

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Thanks for the waste of time -

If you want serious tips on interviewing, visit MSN homepage instead.
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If you want to impress at an interview, be professional, likeable, and competent.  And most of all, rely on your experience and not the juvenile advice given by the author of this article.
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Steve,

I can't believe you featured this article again, what were you thinking? 

 



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Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2006 11:11 AM
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This article doesn't make any sense. professionalism still exists & still company out there is looking for experienced & professional IT canidate. people likes sober & mannered person in there organization who he/she talks with respect & humble tone. if the person is decipline, mannered & good by heart he/she can win the world.
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What an entertaining article! Your ideas on what to do and not do sound like some questions I have had in interviews. They are so absurd and strange, they can have no other purpose than to test how we will respond to them.

As I read this, I want you to know that I did not react; I just sat there quietly and continued to look you in the eyes and afirm you as you were saying these things and not let on that I really wanted to run out of the room and find a job anywhere else.

Or, were you serious?

If the interviewer makes some sexual comment to me then I should do the same so I will fit in with the team? Please.

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Last year when this came out I commented about what I took away from the discussion and the article. I have not interviewed since then and I do not know if I would take any or all of the advice given. Except for one thing

If you want to be a success in the interview tell the truth, the truth about you, your work, your work habits, and your expectations. Lay it all out there.

DO NOT HIDE WHO YOU ARE!

If you really tell it like it is and are hired you will be convinced that they want the real you. If you cuss then cuss, if you God Bless then God Bless. We do not need sailors who hate faith-based people and organizations working with priests not missionaries who are attempting to convert everyone working with those who would rather kill then be converted. 

BE THE REAL YOU!

You do not want a job where they do not want you nor what you have, and the person who is interviewing does not want to waste the companies time on someone who might last a week or three.

GET THERE, GET REAL, AND GET THE JOB FOR YOU NOT THE JOB FOR SOMEONE ELSE.

Good article or not it makes you think and that my friends is valuable, very valuable.

Enough said. Later...



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Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2006 10:18 PM
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I wouldn't curse in an interview

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