More job interview don’ts

There’s are some good don’ts in the comments to the last post about this. Late yesterday afternoon, during a job interview with a potential software developer, I realized another one:

for the interviewee:

Don’t say things like, “Wow, there sure are a lot of females here! The last place I worked, there was only one other female developer. But she was pretty good. And when I was in the Army, my CO was a female, and I didn’t mind working under her.”

for the interviewer, if female:

Don’t, in reply, make a very crude remark NO MATTER HOW TEMPTING. If one stifles the crude remark, and then says something like, “Well, I tend to be really emotional and cry a lot. Also, I can’t make any tough decisions” then be prepared for an awkward moment.

3 Responses to “More job interview don’ts”

  1. rufusb said:

    Jul 09, 08 at 7:09 am

    So, have you had any promising candidates? Or are they all boneheads?

  2. kdghty said:

    Jul 09, 08 at 1:05 pm

    i’m sorry – this is entirely off-topic and i’m not in any way trying to hijack your blog – but i just learned about this and i thought this crowd would be amused. actually, i bet this groovy crowd knows about this already:

    i can try to ties it in with the topic…chat briefly about your hobbies if they’re not too bizarre…

  3. admin said:

    Jul 09, 08 at 4:21 pm

    Hijacker! This is hilarious. I wish their site wasn’t so slow right now…

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