The allegedly misspelled word was 'Licence'. In America, and possible other countries that use American English, the word is spelled 'License'; in Canada and the UK, it is not.
On my resume I have a section near the end that lists a few licences and certifications I have. The interview was for a very large engineering company that gave me the interview after a recommendation I received, so I assume they only glanced at the resume before giving me a call.
The interview itself was supposed to be an hour, but it only lasted around 45 minutes. I was being interviewed by a man, Joe, and a woman, Jane. Near the beginning of the interview Joe points something out on my resume to Jane and smirks, I knew the area of my resume he was looking at and assumed it was to do with a cert I have that doesn't formally expire so the formatting is weird.
The interview went really well, but it all fell apart at the end when we were wrapping up, Joe said "just one last question, how do you not proofread... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (17 m) had my Yale interview today. The interviewer (25 f) was smoking hot, and we really hit it off. She very clearly liked me and seemed to be giving me “the look” left right and center. I honestly lost count of the amount of times she laughed at things that I said and she seemed to genuinely enjoy talking to me. We ended up chatting for nearly 3 hours, and most of our conversation wasn’t even remotely about Yale—just random things about ourselves. Towards the end of the interview, I had a strange urge to go in for a kiss. It’s as though I completely forgot that this was an interview for college, and my desires got the best of me. I guess I completely misread the situation too, as she immediately shouted “what are you doing?” as I was about to go in for it. I instantly apologized and we kind of ended things awkwardly then and there. I am really stressed out now about the repercussions of this; I put a lot of work into my Yale application and it would really suck if it gets fucked b... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am Ashley Kang, a freelance esports journalist and founder of Korizon Esports. I'm typing this from Seoul, South Korea, as I make final preparations to cover the opening day of the 2020 LCK spring split at LoL Park.
Back in May 2018, I quit my job as a software engineer back in New Zealand and decided to move to South Korea to cover the LCK. I wanted to create content so people around the world could love what I love -- The Korean esports scene -- and I thought more English content, more narratives about the scene and the players, could hopefully help convince people.
It's been a surreal last 21 months. I have released more than 200 video interviews so far. I covered five LCK splits, two World Championship and an MSI. We're currently running a successful YouTube channel and Korizon Vietnam Page is also growing rapidly. I was a runner-up for 2019 Esports... keep reading on reddit ➡
The anticipation is killing me more than my actual fate...and I applied to all Ivies
Edit: So it seems a number of people are not aware of the carnage that took place on this sub during interview season so.....
Sorry if this post comes off like word vomit but I need to get this off my chest because I haven’t told anyone about it yet. I had my Dartmouth interview a couple days ago with a man who was probably 50 years older than me and he was being really inappropriate the entire time. We met in a Starbucks. He complimented me multiple times on my outfit, jewelry, hair, and was very insistent on telling me about the social scene at Dartmouth. I would try to ask about academics or atmosphere and he would steer the conversation back to what the dating scene was like there. He told me to “stay safe at frat parties because God knows what those boys would do to a girl like you.” He asked me if I was part Asian and when I said yes he said his girlfriend during his junior year was Asian. During the interview, he would put his hand on my knee/thigh and keep it there for a minute. He was also constantly staring at my chest. When it was finally over he said he wanted to walk me back to my car and I said... keep reading on reddit ➡
Pretty much what the title says, the Ellen Show is good but only because of the side games and the fact the guests are always really famous. However, when Ellen is interviewing a guest one on one it always feels awkward and uncomfortable to watch as if the conversation doesn’t flow right.
I just had my college interview this morning, and it was going great; I felt like my interviewer was kind and a genuinely good person, but things got really awkward for me once I brought up my ethnicity and my father's old culinary career. He asked me, "Your father didn't cook dogs, did he? You know, Chinese people eat dogs."
This absolutely baffled me. I just kinda went on politely, but I felt uncomfortable the entire time afterwards. I ended up reporting him, since their interview guidelines state that they encourage prospective students to do so if the interviewer has violated one of the stated expectations. Obviously, I felt like this applied, but I still felt scared and bad reporting him.
I guess I just want validation that what I did wasn't wrong and reassurance that things will be okay lol.
Edit: Some people think my interviewer was joking, but I'm 100% sure he was completely serious. He paused after asking me my question and waited for my response, which was an obvious 'no'.... keep reading on reddit ➡
So in the last week or so, lots of colleges have taken action re; COVID-19, ranging from practically shutting down to cancelling major events and gatherings, including campus tours and admitted student events. In this case, your best bet is trying to a) get in touch with current students and alumnae to ask questions, or b) watching a ton of virtual tours and Youtube videos, or some mixture of the above.
If you had interviews, now might also be a good time to dig up those emails and follow up with them, especially if they were pretty young and might still have relevant insight into what the school's like. Also, it sounds scary, but it might also be worth looking into making a LinkedIn account and messaging current students, especially first years and sophomores, at schools you're deciding between. A lot of people are willing to help fellow students out, as long as you're reasonably polite. You might have to message like 10 people before someone responds, but that's just how LinkedI... keep reading on reddit ➡
Had a job interview and a few minutes beforehand, I was chewing gum to freshen up.
I spit the gum out and a few seconds later I’m called into the office for an interview with 1 manager and 1 supervisor present. (This was a second round interview if anyone’s wondering.)
I guess my mouth was still full of spit from the gum but as I began to answer a question:
Not a little speck, but a full stream of spit when flying into the managers face.
Enough spit that she got a napkin to wipe it.
I was extremely embarrassed...
Her face turned red and I could see she was pretending it was ok but she was disgusted.
All she said was “ok. It’s ok. Let’s continue”
Not surprisingly interview was pretty short and I haven’t been called back yet.
So I had an interview with SnapTravel and for some reason they do it externally and not on waterlooworks. First off my interviewer came 15 minutes late, which is still unacceptable but not the worst part. They asked a technical question for me to solve but I ended up choking and getting the whole thing wrong. The interviewer just laughed and said "are you serious? How can you not be able to solve such a trivial question" They went on to say that I should switch career paths and majors. I tried following up with CECA and they said they would "look into it". Any one have any advice, feeling pretty shitty about the whole situation and seems like they will just get away with it.
Update: I'm still following up with CECA and trying to solve this the "right" way before blowing them up on glass door and twitter. I won't be revealing the question or name because there are still interviews going on and I'm not sure what's going on in the interviewer's personal life that may attribute to this. I... keep reading on reddit ➡
I wish this was a shitpost...
The interviewer I got was probably in his late 50s to early 60s, very proud of his school, and struck me as the 'former frat boy' type.
He starts the interview by asking, "What's your biggest accomplishment?"
Me: "Hm, I would definitely say my biggest acc-"
Him: "Not that size matters, ha! I bet you wouldn't worry about that" (gesturing down)
(For context, I'm about 6'4")
At first I thought he was talking about my height and laughed with him, thinking this was one of those "oh wow you're so tall, do you play basketball?" moments... until I realized what he actually meant. It was actually really funny now that I think of it. I wasn't uncomfortable or anything, it just caught me off guard.
Overall though the interview went really
good well! He was a fun personality- it just took some getting used to!
Edit: Again, not a shitpost. Yes it actually happened.
Edit 2: Grammar
On mobile warning, sorry for layout and any misspelling
Myself and 2 others were given an interview at 1pm today with a bank. I show up 15 minutes beforehand and ask the person at reception that I am there and where should I go, he points to a nearby couch and tells me to take a seat where another girl was, so I take a seat and wait. Before 1pm another girl shows up and sits with us.
It’s gets to 1:10 and I’m thinking that they may just be late cause they’re busy, so I continue waiting with the others. 1:30 rolls around and we all have frustrated looks on our faces, one girl pipes in saying “seems like they’ve forgotten about us, if no one comes by 2 I’m leaving” I agree saying that I would too. 2pm finally comes and one girl makes a phone call to the job provider that we all have to go to get our government benefits (they gave us the job interview in the first place). After being hung up by them several times she finally gets a hold of someone and tells them our situation. He put... keep reading on reddit ➡
The dude knows his stuff and he is entertaining as all hell. Aztecross puts out a steady stream of content, is very involved in the community and has some great ideas and thoughts on the future of Destiny and all its parts.
Datto is great and all but it sure as hell would be fun to watch Aztecross interview the Bungie crew.
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Me: That's when I went to Yale.
Interviewer: Thats pretty impressive. You're hired.
Me: Thank you, I really need this Yob.
I just had my yale interview at Starbucks. It was over 3 hours long. After an hour of discussing the ethics of technology and media, my interviewer randomly said he needed to take a smoking break and offered me a cigarette. Yes—MY YALE INTERVIEWER ASKED IF I WANTED TO SMOKE. I (obvi) said no. He then went outside and smoked and then returned and acted like everything was normal. So, we continued the conversation. He then proceeded to say he “f**king hates Yale” bc it’s “a radical liberal echo chamber” and said that “liberals are stupid and brainless.” He said he doesn’t understand why anybody would not vote for Trump. He said white people are under attack, specifically white males. He then ranted about how diversity is not important. In short, this guy was WEIRD. I’m still shook tbh. Should I report him?
Looking at the webcam would appear as eye contact to them, and they might think that you're reading something off your screen if you are looking at their faces. TiA
She really hyped me up by telling me that I interviewed really well, was quirky/unique and had a mature perspective most high schoolers do not. (thx lady!)
fml because she got me really excited 🤡🤡🤡🤡 and it's fricking HARVARD so I know I'm gonna get rejected smh
and the interview doesn't mean a whole lot. rip.
Title^ Think about how awesome it would be ten years down the line if you met a kid just like you and helped them get into whatever school you went to.
It's a show about Satellites and he barely asked him anything about Starlink; and the questions he did ask weren't anything new.
That was trash.
Long story short, I boycotted Blizzard entirely about 5 months ago: https://old.reddit.com/r/allthingszerg/comments/df7czg/if_anyone_cares_im_out_for_good/
I have been playing other games, doing more real life stuff, blah, blah, but now that it's been awhile since I played and am not burnt out I have the urge to play again all the time. I don't want to be weak minded and play again though as I said I quit due to the stuff Blizzard was doing. I heard recently they did give the player his prize money and reduce the ban which is a step in the right direction, but not enough.
Does anyone know if the two interviewers fired got their jobs back or what happened there? I do get that it was not the "correct" time for a player to bring up political views, however when you're talking about human rights I feel like any time should be appropriate.
Basically I want to play again, but I want a justified reason to play again, not just "I'm weak willed and broke my boycott".
Edit: Thanks for the re... keep reading on reddit ➡
Wtf was I thinking.
Do you have an interview podcast or are thinking about launching one?
I made this list of podcast episodes about interviewing that might help you. Hope it'll help you be more present, ask better questions, and elicit great stories.
If you have a favorite episode that fits but isn't listed, please let me know.
Also, listen to Gimlet Academy -- it's a 5-episode series that is only available on Spotify.
I was contacted by an internal recruiter for Change Healthcare in Nashville, TN. I was then interviewed for a Senior Product Owner role with the hiring manager. She interviewed me twice and was very professional. I was then invited on site for additional interviews with eight individuals. They were impressed and I thought it would have been a great fit. That was until I interviewed with their Director of IT development. He was a really cocky and pretentious Indian guy who I almost could not understand. He asked me about my experience with using Agile development methodologies. I answered his question with a textbook explanation and added my personal experiences. I had previous experience as a software project manager, and worked as a technical software product manager. This guy began to argue with me and clearly did not understand my explanation, we went back and forth a few times with me trying to break it down and explain it slower. I asked him if he understood and if it... keep reading on reddit ➡
There was a period that I was unemployed but wasn't studying, traveling or on maternal leave. Is it appropriate for them to ask me what I do on my spare time. They even ask whether if I was on vacation.
I had an interview yesterday, I was unsuccessful and they said my example was not challenging enough. Maybe I do not lead a challenging life, any insight into this will be very helpful for the future, thank you.
Hi all, I’m looking for some interviewing advice.
A couple of weeks ago, I was doing a phone interview during which I was asked point-blank whether I had children. The interviewer was nice, and we had built some rapport, so I answered truthfully (I was also really taken aback - I thought these questions weren’t asked). We talked a bit more about kids and pregnancy in general. The interview ended on a positive note, and she moved me onto the next stage of the process, so the kid thing didn’t seem to be an issue. But now I haven’t heard from them in 2 week, and I’m starting to wonder if it ultimately was - maybe they thought my kids were too young, or whatever. But this type of question is illegal, right?
It also got me thinking - how the heck can I give a non-answer to this type of question in the future? I really don’t want to talk about kids, but I also don’t want to break a rapport with an interviewer.
Sorry this is more of a stream of consciousness post.
so essentially i had to drive a couple hours from my hometown to get to my Princeton interview. because my interview was at 1:00PM that meant I was driving all through lunch. my interviewer requested that we meet at a small cafe restaurant (think Panera Bread) and since i would be arriving to my interview about an hour early, i decided that’d be a good time for me to get situated and eat a meal before. i thought that my interviewer would show 15 mins before so i’d have more than enough time to eat and then re-situate myself.
anyways i end up ordering a muffin and a bowls of tomato soup with some water and i go ahead and sit down. eventually the server comes out and brings me some food and i still have about 45mins before my interview so i start to eat.
not even five minutes after i get my food as i’m hurriedly eating i see my interviewer walk through the door (i recognized her because i did a standard Google search). anyways, she definitely didn’t recognize me at first and sat down... keep reading on reddit ➡
please for the love of God, respect people's time. If I have to plan my whole weekend around a meeting, please have the decency to tell me more than 2 hours in advance that you can't be there. Don't have me arrive at a location 40 minutes away, only to email me 15 minutes late telling me you had other stuff that day. It's annoying, unprofessional, and honestly starts to hurt my image of the school you represent.
A frustrated applicant
Shame I don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of getting in
It's descended into typical "blame the unfortunate" and "there's nothing wrong with the status quo" and "protesting just confirms you have a terrible attitude".
Do I accept it lmfao like fr what do
I scheduled my Cornell interview in early January, and I planned to meet with my interviewer at the city library on the 23rd. I've never interviewed for another college before, but she was really nice over email so I was kinda looking forward to meeting with her. I got there about 10 minutes early and waited in a study room, but then I just lost track of time after like 30 minutes and accidentally fell asleep at one of the desks. I was so tired, but when I woke up, all of the lights in the library were turned off and it was pitch dark outside — I didn't want to set off any alarms or anything so I just decided to spend the night and sneak out really early in the morning. After I woke up, I emailed her again hoping she would respond and thought she might have gotten confused with the date, so I stayed there just in case she'd show up.
I haven't heard back in 34 days, and I've been camping out in the historical fiction section this whole time. I'm hoping when she eventually shows up, she... keep reading on reddit ➡
Here's what I mean:
UPenn Interviewer: went to arguably the best college in my country for undergrad, Wharton MBA, now runs his own Private Equity Firm.
Yale Interview: Got into Berkeley CS, transferred to Yale, going to Harvard Law next year
Princeton Interviewer: valedictorian+head girl at school, Yale MBA, now works in Investment Banking
Middlebury Interviewer: Masters from Cornell, CEO of a consulting firm
I'm an MS4 who recently finished my last interview as part of our adcom (at least until attending-hood). I've been interviewing for the past few years and don't say this enough to premeds but- you should be proud of yourselves. Many of you walk in a ball of emotion and I can tell you're nervous, intimidated, excited, whatever. I was once in your shoes. So let me tell you that the rambly answers or moments where you're deciding how best to bring up x accomplishment or y activity to show me that you're good enough, don't matter to me. You're doing fine. I already know you're good enough. What I see when you tell me about your most meaningful activities is the passion and drive and determination you have to get here. All of you have worked so hard just to even apply to med school. Even the box checking is a sign of your commitment. You might not know this, but many of you inspire me during your interview, either from the work you do, or because of some wack and wild hobbies. Being premed... keep reading on reddit ➡
Medical school or otherwise (like research programs and internships).
I always get stumped on this because I don't want to be invasive, but I also really want to spark a conversation.
I have an interview next week on campus, our university has all but shut down, and I'm curious if I should shake hands with the interviewer. In 99.9% of all situations I would, but I'm not sure what to do.
Okay, so this wasn't egregiously terrible. I'm Asian and my interviewer was white. When I told him I was passionate about playing the violin, he said, "You actually like playing the violin? Not just because your parents told you to?" And then later on I told him about how I designed and painted an entire 800 sq ft mural and the first thing he asked me was, "So your parents let you do things that aren't STEM?" We both live in the same city, which is pretty white, extremely well off, think those stereotypical rich white people in movies and stuff. Then he said, "[CITY] is actually quite diverse!" Me: Well, from what I've seen there's not a lot of socioeconomic diversity (OR ANYTHING ELSE) Him: Yes, but, well, it's pretty diverse. Like... you're not white!
I was taken aback by these comments. I didn't feel super hurt personally, but just thinking about all the people he could have hurt over his 20 years of interviewing didn't make me feel great. Suggestions on what I should do?
Coming from MotoGP I was expecting a pit/post-race interviewers to be knowledgeable and engaging (e.g. the wonderful Simon Crafar). The wsbk Phillip Island interviewer just seem to read the question from paper, and even that in a questionable quality. Is that how it usually is in wsbk interviews?
So far the most humiliating interview experience, the person who was hiring really wanted to see me today at 8 pm, not Friday morning we appointed with HR. I compromised to change plans and see him tomorrow, but he cornered me saying: ‘It is just to see you in person, nothing more as you have already interviewed with my colleague, also today I am in a very joyful mood, it may change tomorrow. If you come today I will appoint the final interview with my partner, and for your information there were no cases when they did not approve my candidates.’
Like an idiot I thought he was very persuasive in a good way and really interested in my profile. With a temptation of getting hired instantly I took a 1.5 ride to his office.
Should have seen the manipulative attitude, but I just ignored. And the interview was so uncomfortable, he was so cocky, some information he gave me before were not true. He said he did not even see my CV, because everybody lies on CV. He turned the entire interview in... keep reading on reddit ➡
just finished my stanford interview! we connected really well and have similar interests. she seemed to really like me and I think it went well! sorry, didn’t end up kissing her cause it was over facetime. wish me luck y’all
Taken from r/applyingtocollege, by u/ununpentium_115
I tried to kiss my interviewer! Are my chances ruined?
I (17 m) had my Yale interview today. The interviewer (25 f) was smoking hot, and we really hit it off. She very clearly liked me and seemed to be giving me “the look” left right and center. I honestly lost count of the amount of times she laughed at things that I said and she seemed to genuinely enjoy talking to me. We ended up chatting for nearly 3 hours, and most of our conversation wasn’t even remotely about Yale—just random things about ourselves. Towards the end of the interview, I had a strange urge to go in for a kiss. It’s as though I completely forgot that this was an interview for college, and my desires got the best of me. I guess I completely misread the situation too, as she immediately shouted “what are you doing?” as I was doing so. I instantly apologized and we kind of ended things awkwardly then and there. I am really stressed out now about the repercussions o... keep reading on reddit ➡