hey were you wishing me?
because my phone interview was hell and i dont think i did well at all. i applied for a specific position, and i was asked, what kind of role are you looking for?
durrr the one that im interviewing for right now? derp?
so i just had to bullshit and i hate bullshitting and exaggerating. I was also asked, what I like and dislike about one of my past experiences.
This isn't even entry level and the last time I was asked that question was for an internship 2 years ago. So I too had to bullshit my answer on that one.
Seriously, I don't feel bad about myself. I just hate the interviewer (who was the hiring manager, not HR) for asking questions that HR* are supposed to ask! Really wanna smack that guy in the head.
Give me a technical question please, or some case studies, or some scenarios. not this fit behavioral crap.
edit: when the hiring manager emailed me to inform me that he wasnt moving forward with my application. i was tempted to respond with telling him to consider changing careers to HR. considering the types of questions he asked and how unprepared he was, hes better off as HR
wow dude, you have a really shitty attitude. As someone who is going through the hiring process myself, I wouldn't hire you either.
Here's why he asked those questions.
1. What role are you looking for?
I know what role you're applying
for. I am asking this question because I want to find out whether you slip up and tell me what role you're actually looking
for. They are not always the same. I want someone who wants this job, not someone who wants a job.
2. What do you like and dislike about your past experiences?
I expect that HR has done their job and provided me with people that have a technical fit. I'll ask you a few questions to make sure you're not completely bullshitting about your experience and qualifications. But mostly, I just want to make sure you fit in right with me and the team. I want to see if you get really excited about something. I want to see if you slag off past coworkers and bosses.
He's not a bad interviewer, you're a crappy interviewee with a crappy attitude.
guys, here's the biggest advice I can give you: relax but be excitable. smile a lot. listen to the hiring manager and try to really answer his questions, not what you want to get out. (It's like a date!)
If you got through resume screening, it means he thinks you might have the technical chops to do the job. The goal now is to convince him you do but also convince him you'd be easy and fun to work with. Unless you're a super genius and so good at programming or something that you can be a grouchy asshole and get away with it, no one wants to work with a jackass.