(Closed) OMG…make me feel better at my FI's ridiculous interview

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Sometimes interviewers like a person with an aggressive personality. Go-getters, don’t take no for an answer. They can get things done, son.

So, hopefully that’s what they need.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Lol! I don’t think it’s that bad, he was being honest. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for him!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

… maybe you can buy him one of those interview question books and help him prepare for future interviews if he doesn’t get this job.

I don’t feel like they ever expect to hear a groundbreaking answer from that question, so all might not be lost! Hopefully his credentials and the rest of the interview will make up for it

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Haha. Just don’t worry. There was something I did in college after every exam. I litterall stepped out of the building, threw my arms in the air, and said (sometimes yelled) “it’s out of my hands!”

 

Your fiance has done what he can. Hopefully his resume and personality have won him the job. If not, there will be other oportunities. My fiance actually felt fairly confident about his interview with his dream job. He told me the response to one of his questions, and while I don’t remember the specifics, I remember a sinking feeling in my stomach. That wasn’t how you asnwer that question…. That wasn’t right… What if that lost himt he job?

 

As it is, the interviewers were blown away by his skills. And people tend to want to hire someone they actually want to work with. ๐Ÿ™‚ One off answer isn’t gonna change that.

 

Best of luck to your fiance!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@jpalm13:  If you don’t mind me asking, what type of job was it?

 

Fi is an engineer, so they really do care infinitely more about the brains/skills in his field than they do about social skills (as, let’s face it, there are plenty of successful engineers without those)

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Eh, when I interviewed for my dream company nearly 7 years ago, IIRC, I said, “You really should hire me, because otherwise you’re just going to be interviewing me every few months as I keep applying.” It was a bit sassy but fit the company and the hiring manager just fine!

Nearly 7 years later, I still work for the company and have been promoted 4 times, and almost tripled my income with them. ๐Ÿ™‚ So there’s a happy story!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I responded to that question with “Because if you don’t, someone else will, and you will regret it”, and got the job.

 

Ya never know ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@jpalm13:  So he’s in a specialty field! I tihnk he’ll be fine, so long as his work ethic showed through. ๐Ÿ™‚ I worked for a construciton company, and I know for them the work itself really was th emost important thing when it came to hiring (unless you were related to one of the owners, of course :P)

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

If it was me…I’d go home, put on a skirt, dress shirt with WAY too many undone, ridiculously high heels and some glasses and start interviewing him about why you should marry him…for every answer you like…something comes off….you get the idea…he may or may not get the job, but at least he can get lucky on the dining room table!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

And that’s my cue to leave… Frown

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Whenever I’ve been asking why I should be hired I have ALWAYS said that they will be passing up a good opportunity if they don’t hire me. That is how I’ve landed every job I’ve ever gotten.

I think your Fiance had an awesome interview and gave a great answer. I think businesses like someone who is kind of agressive/serious for the job.

 

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