Tatum just had a great game and literally the first 2 questions in the post game interview were about Steph. Like who the fuck does that? I mean damn could you congratulate the man on a great game first? Could you show him some love and gas him up a bit? That’s honestly disrespectful and she does that kind of that shit on a regular basis. Makes me miss the days Doris was the sideline reporter during ESPN games.
In an interview with Page Six, Drew Sidora attempted to counter Kenya’s claim that she also wore a native costume for Halloween by sharing a photo of herself at a family reunion in Louisiana celebrating her mother’s Choctaw heritage in a traditional garment.
However, the interviewer called her out, stating that the photo in question was actually from Halloween when drew was in The native garment while wearing a bindi. Drew then half apologizes with the typical “if I offended anyone ...”
This is super hypocritical of her considering the fact that this is a double homicide: the Indian community and the American Indian community. Plus Drew’s mother is actually adopted soooo ... it’s looking even more tenuous than Kenya.
It has recently happened to me to have a bad interview experience.
>The interviewer was late and skipped most of the steps for the interview that are guaranteed by the company.
>I had to go straight into one leetcode medium problem.
>The simple solution was not accepted, I asked if I could write it but they said no, so I had to figure out the other better solution that requires to find a trick that is not easy at all and their help was chaotic.
>With less than 15 minutes left I was moved to another leetcode medium question, not hard but this one required a further optimization trick. I provided one (that the interviewer didn't seem to understand) and then started to code it.
>Time was up, didn't finish and because I was told not to code the easier solution, I don't have any proper code to show.
>I have most likely been marked as a failure.
The interview process was more or less the opposite than what the company tells the candidates it's going to be.
If the problem requires me to find a trick on the spot, I need to concentrate and to do that I cannot talk with the interviewer every two seconds because it's distracting and I first need to elaborate some approaches on my own.
If you say "I'm thinking about it" they still expect the trick to be discovered in max 30 seconds.
They didn't even let me finish the first one, It's unlikely that I would have found the "perfect" solution in 40 minutes but I was completing a second improved solution using another trick.
I need time and frankly at this point I am not sure if It's me that sucks (I usually don't struggle on leetcode mediums and I am able to solve decently many leetcode hards) or if they expect candidates to be professional leetcoders.
More in general, because this isn't about leetcode*, I don't understand if they expect people to solve tricky problrems immediately with barely any issue or those people, if they exist, are a rare breed and I have just had bad luck with a bad interviewer.
In this second case what can we do it to avoid complete failure because of a single interviewer?
Because I did everything that was suggested:
So this recruiter goes, hey you want this job? I go eh, at least will talk to the guy since I want to leave PA even though based on description was not entirely enthused and the pay bump would be nonexistent.
The information passed on to me does not include PTO benefit. So I ask and his reply was, two weeks.
I reply with well, not as generous as current job. You know hunting for some wiggle room. Then I get meme rant about we only want people who want to work here, not just seeking a pay check... like well I certainly don't want to work there now.
Long story short, interviewer and I were discussing how everything sucks (loans, depression, lack of stability, 401K...) which made me share with him that I’m all invested in GME stonk 🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀
I had this in recent experience in interview with Amazon. What you all think about it?
So I had a technical take-home challenge. Due to having to do machine learning on a laptop and having 100 million records, I took a random sample of the data (or more accurately only 1% because that's all my laptop can handle). I proceeded to do EDA, train data and fit a few models that looked well fitting.
This is retail data and my interviewer immediately told me that my random sample approach is wrong. He said that I should have taken a few stores at random and then used ALL their data (as in full data for all the stores picked) to train the models. According to him, you can't train the model unless you have every single data point for a store. I think that he doesn't seem to understand the concept of random sampling.
I actually think both approaches are reasonable, but that his claim of needing every single data point for a store or you are not getting the "full picture" is incorrect.
I failed the challenge due to this issue and that was literally the only thing that was wrong with my solution (according to feedback I asked for) :(
To add: data set contained 100000 stores in the same chain. The goal was to fit a model that will predict total sales for those 100000 stores.
I've been sitting on this for a month now, but with MIT coming in 2 days, I'm literally breaking down.
During the interview, I mentioned that I’m working as an instructor and chapter director at ScioVirtual, where my team and I teach STEM to raise money for our local food bank. After I mentioned that we raised over $21,000 for charity during the pandemic, there was a moment of silence while my 70-year-old interviewer jotted something down. When he looked up, he straight up told me that it sounded like I was lying and that the only way that could be possible was if we were running a "criminal operation."
I chuckled, trying to make light of a somewhat risky joke, but he just sat there stone-faced.
I froze for a good 20 seconds in complete shock before trying to explain how we raised the money, but he just didn't want to hear it.
If I was actually in the wrong then yea, I'd be able to accept it. But what the actual fuck–I worked 10+ hours per week for close to 5 months and taught over 350 kids, each of which paid 60 bucks. Maybe this fossil just didn't believe that today’s youth can get real shit done? The work we put in was very real and my team worked to fundraise every single one of those dollars.
For a good week after that interview I was mentally fixated on that interview and could barely focus on anything else. Somehow my work with a charity that has legitimately helped our community has probably turned into a red flag on my application because of an out-of-touch MIT alum.
I've honestly lost hope in my chances.
Edit 1: Thank you all for the support!
Edit 2: Looks like MIT enjoyed hearing about my criminal work with ScioVirtual... I GOT IN!!! Would've been an easy decision for me pre-interview, but after what happened I'm gonna need to think this one through some more.
The guy started by saying "I don't know why I'm being brought into to interview you..." Then later he was basically saying good luck and good bye but 2 minutes in. I forced him to stay on the line to try and sell myself to him but I felt like a used-car salesman.
It stings all the more because I got the interview with this person who didn't want me by impressing a much higher up person who conducted the last interview. The higher up was an executive but made it there via true-engineering and wasn't a pure business guy. Similar to someone like Bill Gates who was an engineer and technology expert but also moved up until he managed much more than he programmed. So I guess it sucks more because I survived Bill Gates but was rejected by a lower-level engineer. Oh well though, life goes on.
I still have to tell the guy thanks because he was cordial and nice so I'll make sure to tell him that I'm grateful for his time. But yeah, sucks to fall hard on my face at the finish line.
This happened several years ago - I work in a field that is fairly tight knit, everyone tends to know everyone in one way or another. My boss at the time was also one of the owners of the company I worked for and he had worked in the field for a long time.
Both he and the company had a (justifiable) reputation for being hard to work for. So often when I went into an interview and I’d get that dreaded “why are you looking to leave your current position” question I would just respond with “I work for XYZ company and I work directly with Mr. X.” and then at least one of the interviewers would chuckle and say something like, “I understand.”
So, I’m in my second of three interviews with different groups in this company and the question comes up and I give my normal answer and there is a slight pause then one of the interviewers says, “I worked with Mr. X years ago. He’s a real asshole.”
I’m not really sure what to say at this point, so I say, “yeah, he can be very difficult, but he’s probably the smartest person I have every worked for and he’s amazing at what he does.” I assume we’re all going to move on from there, when the interviewer pipes up again, “I can’t believe you’ve worked with him for 3 years. I only worked with him for 6 months and he’s such a dick that I wouldn’t piss on him if he was on fire.”
Like, how the fuck am I supposed to respond to that? No one says anything and all eight of us just sat there in silence for what felt like an hour, but was probably no more than a minute.
Needless to say, I did not go back for another interview.
I'm currently TAing a class with some high school students in it and they expressed their fear of writing admissions essays. I wrote my essay about how annoying 8 year old little girls are and wanted to share it with others to show them how you don't have to sound super impressive in your essay.
I got 50% of my college tuition covered with FAFSA financial aid and had 3 work-study jobs. I graduated with $40k student debt, but was able to pay off that debt in about two years.
Just seeing if anyone here wanted to talk to a person who has done the process somewhat recently and has survived (I'm in my late 20s).
If this is spam, feel free to delete and I won't be salty!
He said "I don't think that's a weakness"
"Well I don't give a f* what you think"
So I'm a 17 year old girl and I'm yet to enter college. Obviously I have no knowledge about the area of how corporate job interviews go.
On another post on reddit, I saw people from other countries mentioning that it is illegal in their country for job interviewers to ask the applicants their plans for marriage and kids.
From a vague memory of some thing I saw on TV years ago, I recall that some people do in fact ask women their marital status. My question is, does that still happen in India?
The bigger question is, should it happen?
I understand that there are many sides to this argument. I'd like to know what your opinions on this are.
Just a random thought. It seems pretentious and over the top (especially posting a huge logo of the company and tagging like 6 people). Especially during this time when more people than ever are struggling to even find something it’s demotivating and painful to read I’m sure. I’m personally not in that situation but just seems like a pretentious thing to do basically saying “this is how great I am, please congratulate me.” Any thoughts?
This just happened, and I will forever cringe over it.
I was being interviewed for a post-baccalaureate program at a R1 school, and was asked how I contribute to diversity. I was kind of caught off by this, but what I wanted to say was that I am not naturally gifted, so I've had to struggle through my undergraduate career. I have a decent GPA, but I think it's not discussed that people who are interested in STEM can fail an test or even a class. I've been there, and I've learned to push through it. Like everything else, you just have to learn to pick yourself up. Instead, I essentially said I was stupid, and after the question one the interviewers said "It's okay, I've had some really good researchers that were terrible students." This was not the opinion I wanted them to have of me. If my interviewers are reading this, I'm not a terrible student!! I take it back! Let me say something else!!
I'm sure one day I'll laugh about this, but today I'm going to go hide under a rock. Here's hoping I still get in though.
This question is boring, what is the pro player supposed to say besides thank you? It reveals nothing about the person and half of the time the response is half assed.
Please think of something at least mildly interesting to ask them. If you need a generic question to ask every pro; ask what they would like to see in the next patch. At least us viewers care about Dota and share that in common with the pro players.
In every single interview I have attended, the interviewer didn't have their camera on. As it is giving virtual interviews is hard, and when you're just staring at a screen with nobody there but yourself it doesn't feel like a real conversation at all. It makes me nervous sometimes because I can't even gauge what the interviewer thinks of my answer or anything. Am I the only one who's got a problem with this?
I have my final interview with the senior developer at a dev agency tomorrow, and I was wondering what might be some good questions to ask them, beyond basic details about the role.
LCK journalist Ashley Kang just posted on her Twitter that she will be a guest in the LEC for week 6 and 7 (this week and next week) to do post-match interviews:
She'll be taking over from Laure for these two weekends, chatting with the players.
Very exciting to see Ashley fulfill this role; she works tremendously hard and I can't wait to see her on broadcast!
I graduated in 2020 with five amazing internships in the film industry at places like Sony Pictures, ViacomCBS, and Snapchat. Of course when I graduated, literally nobody was hiring. I managed to get a semi-adjacent job at a social media start-up and now I'm finally starting to get interviews at big name places since things are opening back up. But in a lot of interviews, they tell me I don't have enough experience because I couldn't find a film job when I graduated (along with 99% of the class of 2020). As if my internships don't count for anything.
I think that's fair enough, but then I see 2021 graduates on LinkedIn posting their long acceptance speeches for jobs that I applied to that told me I don't have "enough experience" and sometimes for jobs that require even more experience. Then I go through their profiles and see that either they have similar internship experience or sometimes even LESS than what I have.
I get it, part of it is luck and being at the right place at the right time. Maybe they interned at the place and their entry level boss was leaving and it made sense to hire them for that role. Or maybe their dad played a round of golf with the SVP of Marketing at Disney. But whatever it is, it's so frustrating and I don't know how to deal with it. Every time an interviewer says I'm a good culture fit but "lack experience", I wish I could send them screenshots of those god damn acceptance speeches. But I know I'm just being bitter.
Has anyone else noticed that?
I got waitlisted from Harvard, and I got an email today from my interviewer saying he was rooting for me and he hopes I get off the waitlist, but that any school I go to is lucky to have me.
He also asked for a recent piece of my writing to read, and said I was a gifted writer. That’s so sweet! Just the fact that he remembered writing was a big part of my life and even asked to read more.
I ended up sending him the link to a poetry website/newsletter I just started, along with few poems in the email, and I got a notification a few minutes after I sent the email that he had subscribed for the email notifications for my website so he would get an email every time I post a poem!
Throughout this whole process it’s so cool the new connections and friends we make. Thank u Harvard interviewer :’)
Website is https://elizabethwarner.substack.com/ for anyone who might wanna check it out