eCharcha.Com   Support eCharcha.Com. Click on sponsor ad to shop online!

Advertise Here

Go Back   eCharcha.Com > eCharcha Lounge > SoapBox

Notices

SoapBox Speak up, speak on, speak your heart out!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 10th, 2011, 10:15 AM
JaiSpeaks's Avatar
JaiSpeaks JaiSpeaks is offline
The NEo of Echarcha
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 6,827
JaiSpeaks has a reputation beyond reputeJaiSpeaks has a reputation beyond reputeJaiSpeaks has a reputation beyond reputeJaiSpeaks has a reputation beyond reputeJaiSpeaks has a reputation beyond reputeJaiSpeaks has a reputation beyond reputeJaiSpeaks has a reputation beyond reputeJaiSpeaks has a reputation beyond reputeJaiSpeaks has a reputation beyond reputeJaiSpeaks has a reputation beyond reputeJaiSpeaks has a reputation beyond repute
Job Interview

So I had a phone interview today for a reputable company . The interview wasn't how I expected but I think it was positive enough .

I wanted to write a thank you note . But I dont want to sound cocky . Kisiko kuch idea hai kya . Any inputs
__________________
If you win you need not explain.. But if you lose you should not be there to explain
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old February 10th, 2011, 10:27 AM
AmthaLal's Avatar
AmthaLal AmthaLal is offline
Chaiman Of the Board.
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: .
Posts: 10,588
AmthaLal has a reputation beyond reputeAmthaLal has a reputation beyond reputeAmthaLal has a reputation beyond reputeAmthaLal has a reputation beyond reputeAmthaLal has a reputation beyond reputeAmthaLal has a reputation beyond reputeAmthaLal has a reputation beyond reputeAmthaLal has a reputation beyond reputeAmthaLal has a reputation beyond reputeAmthaLal has a reputation beyond reputeAmthaLal has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Job Interview

Quote:
Originally Posted by JaiSpeaks View Post
So I had a phone interview today for a reputable company . The interview wasn't how I expected but I think it was positive enough .

I wanted to write a thank you note . But I dont want to sound cocky . Kisiko kuch idea hai kya . Any inputs


All I can say is Good luck for the job.
__________________
Sansaar chhe.....Chalyaa kare..........
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old February 10th, 2011, 10:45 AM
Rakhi's Avatar
Rakhi Rakhi is offline
Senior eCharchan
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 9,702
Rakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Job Interview

Quote:
Originally Posted by JaiSpeaks View Post
So I had a phone interview today for a reputable company . The interview wasn't how I expected but I think it was positive enough .

I wanted to write a thank you note . But I dont want to sound cocky . Kisiko kuch idea hai kya . Any inputs
I dont think a phone interview obliges you to write a thank you email.
If you really want to, perhaps you can drop in a quick line saying in the lines of, "Thank you for taking time; looking forward to hearing from you"...something like that.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old February 11th, 2011, 06:49 AM
smellyfinger's Avatar
smellyfinger smellyfinger is offline
Senior eCharchan
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Home
Posts: 8,851
smellyfinger has a reputation beyond reputesmellyfinger has a reputation beyond reputesmellyfinger has a reputation beyond reputesmellyfinger has a reputation beyond reputesmellyfinger has a reputation beyond reputesmellyfinger has a reputation beyond reputesmellyfinger has a reputation beyond reputesmellyfinger has a reputation beyond reputesmellyfinger has a reputation beyond reputesmellyfinger has a reputation beyond reputesmellyfinger has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Job Interview

Quote:
Originally Posted by JaiSpeaks View Post
So I had a phone interview today for a reputable company . The interview wasn't how I expected but I think it was positive enough .

I wanted to write a thank you note . But I dont want to sound cocky . Kisiko kuch idea hai kya . Any inputs
Is this a phone interview or a phone screen? Meaning, is the result of the phone call a job offer or an invitation for an in-person interview?

If phone screen, just a quick note to HR and the person you spoke to - thanks for taking the time to talk to me. Look forward to meeting with you in person if given the opportunity.

If phone interview, then a full blown thank you note with a recap of the interview highlitghting areas where the company would benefit from hiring you. Send it to all the people on the phone call, if more than one, and copy HR.
__________________
Never argue with idiots. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old February 11th, 2011, 08:40 AM
sunnykode's Avatar
sunnykode sunnykode is offline
Life is BEAUtiful
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 5,521
sunnykode has a reputation beyond reputesunnykode has a reputation beyond reputesunnykode has a reputation beyond reputesunnykode has a reputation beyond reputesunnykode has a reputation beyond reputesunnykode has a reputation beyond reputesunnykode has a reputation beyond reputesunnykode has a reputation beyond reputesunnykode has a reputation beyond reputesunnykode has a reputation beyond reputesunnykode has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Job Interview

Look at what smelly has said above.
If you had a phone interview, then you should write a thank you letter.
Some sample letters are in the link
Link 1, Link 2
__________________
Life is fleeting as the butterfly, beautiful yet transient.

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old February 11th, 2011, 11:01 AM
guruji's Avatar
guruji guruji is offline
Banned / Unbanned
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Yahan Wahan
Posts: 352
guruji has a reputation beyond reputeguruji has a reputation beyond reputeguruji has a reputation beyond reputeguruji has a reputation beyond reputeguruji has a reputation beyond reputeguruji has a reputation beyond reputeguruji has a reputation beyond reputeguruji has a reputation beyond reputeguruji has a reputation beyond reputeguruji has a reputation beyond reputeguruji has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Job Interview

Quote:
Originally Posted by smellyfinger View Post
If phone interview, then a full blown thank you note with a recap of the interview highlitghting areas where the company would benefit from hiring you. Send it to all the people on the phone call, if more than one, and copy HR.
YEEEEAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and dont stop even if you get a restraining order. These are tough times man... go for the kill....stalk 'em if you want to...dont give up till you get the job. Its job or jail brother...get your mean face on...keep my signature in mind.....

.
.
.
.
(ok...i'll calm myself down) Peace and good luck.
__________________
==


If you cant dazzle them with brilliance ..baffle them with bullshit
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old February 12th, 2011, 07:17 AM
raniraja's Avatar
raniraja raniraja is offline
The Y A W N E S T zzzz
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Surat
Posts: 9,617
raniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Job Interview

If I was the potential employer, I would be bloody irritated by such "thank you" notes. A reminder a few days later is ok, but not a thank you note. We had the interview and you weren't the only one and I made my notes and if I need any more info I'll revert to you, and I don't need you honey-tongueing me.

Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I firmly believe that only the hustlers come rushing in, the good ones hold their horses and take their time, but if and when they come in, it is with more commitment.


PS : That Honey Tongue thing found me a great poem.. do look it over .. http://shinigami-sidhe.blogspot.com/...t-of-gall.html
__________________
Nietzsche (1887) : God is dead
God (1900) : Nietzsche is dead
-----------------------------------------
I will not be hurried and I will not be bullied

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old February 12th, 2011, 12:25 PM
badriprasad's Avatar
badriprasad badriprasad is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Patna BIHAR!
Posts: 4,937
badriprasad has a reputation beyond reputebadriprasad has a reputation beyond reputebadriprasad has a reputation beyond reputebadriprasad has a reputation beyond reputebadriprasad has a reputation beyond reputebadriprasad has a reputation beyond reputebadriprasad has a reputation beyond reputebadriprasad has a reputation beyond reputebadriprasad has a reputation beyond reputebadriprasad has a reputation beyond reputebadriprasad has a reputation beyond repute
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by JaiSpeaks View Post
The interview wasn't how I expected but I think it was positive

I wanted to write a thank you note

RaniRaja
writes sense ... first time in 14 years ... so I have no choice but to agree with him. Just cause he is nonsensical 99% of the times doesn't mean we do not encourage him to speak sense rest of the times. Let's all join hands to support him this one time.

Jaispeakbhai ... It really depends on how many candidates company had to interview ... times are tough ... 21 Dec 2012 is fast approaching. You shouldn't write any thank you notes if they had several calls to make. Yes, okay if you were in last and final interview phase.

All men have fears and you are not an exception. But brave must always put down their fears and go forward to write emails. Write an email if you must ... I suggest you find an excuse. Think of something you forgot to mention inadvertententely or interviewer missed. All you need is an excuse ... think of one additional BS qualification which will fit company like x-small size condoms to 500 million Indian male worshipers of cricket players and SRK.

Good luck.
__________________
............................................
दूर से देखने पर तो यही लगता था ... 'वाह! वहाँ क्या मजा होता होगा!'
बुरे फसें 'मजाल', आ कर जन्नत में ... हमने तो सोचा था, कुछ नया होता होगा!
Stupid opinions ... all mine ... worth 2 cents ... you can have for free with a pinch of salt.
"......I can't believe I am saying this..... if you re not humble in this world, this world will thrust humbleness upon you" - Mike Tyson!!!
Distrust Doesn't Hurt - Not As Much as Trust does! - me said first quoted at www echarcha.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old February 12th, 2011, 07:36 PM
raniraja's Avatar
raniraja raniraja is offline
The Y A W N E S T zzzz
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Surat
Posts: 9,617
raniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Job Interview

Ok, if you must write a thank you note, make it just that, a simple one line thank you note :
Dear Sir,

I thank you for the telephonic interview on ______ (date) at _____ (time) for the post of ______________.

I look forward to hearing from you in this regard.

Thanking you,

___________

That's it. Nothing more. You write the flowery language as given in the website, it's like sucking up (unnecessary and probably irritating). If you try to put forward your case again, it's like re-writing your application and bio-data wherein you have already mentioned your area(s) of expertise, so any additional mention is unnecessary and irritating (am I blind / deaf or what? Do you think I didn't get the first time ??). Any mention of additional qualifications and the impression is "how could you forget to mention this in your bio-data. If that's the way you forget things about your bio-data, just imagine what all you would forget on the job.. better forget about the job too".
__________________
Nietzsche (1887) : God is dead
God (1900) : Nietzsche is dead
-----------------------------------------
I will not be hurried and I will not be bullied

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old February 12th, 2011, 07:47 PM
chitrala's Avatar
chitrala chitrala is offline
Clown Prince
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Room 101
Posts: 8,199
chitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Job Interview

Quote:
Originally Posted by raniraja View Post
Ok, if you must write a thank you note, make it just that, a simple one line thank you note :
Dear Sir,

I thank you for the telephonic interview on ______ (date) at _____ (time) for the post of ______________.

I look forward to hearing from you in this regard.

Thanking you,

___________

That's it. Nothing more. You write the flowery language as given in the website, it's like sucking up (unnecessary and probably irritating). If you try to put forward your case again, it's like re-writing your application and bio-data wherein you have already mentioned your area(s) of expertise, so any additional mention is unnecessary and irritating (am I blind / deaf or what? Do you think I didn't get the first time ??). Any mention of additional qualifications and the impression is "how could you forget to mention this in your bio-data. If that's the way you forget things about your bio-data, just imagine what all you would forget on the job.. better forget about the job too".
Arre bhai, literature review bhi karte ho kya? Aur ek write-up edit karna hai.
__________________
I am here because I am nowhere else. But, am I there where I wanted to be?

Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old February 12th, 2011, 07:51 PM
raniraja's Avatar
raniraja raniraja is offline
The Y A W N E S T zzzz
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Surat
Posts: 9,617
raniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Job Interview

Quote:
Originally Posted by chitrala View Post
Arre bhai, literature review bhi karte ho kya? Aur ek write-up edit karna hai.
Really? If you are serious, PM me. Content writing is a major thing with me.
__________________
Nietzsche (1887) : God is dead
God (1900) : Nietzsche is dead
-----------------------------------------
I will not be hurried and I will not be bullied

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old February 12th, 2011, 07:53 PM
chitrala's Avatar
chitrala chitrala is offline
Clown Prince
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Room 101
Posts: 8,199
chitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Job Interview

Quote:
Originally Posted by raniraja View Post
Really? If you are serious, PM me. Content writing is a major thing with me.
naah kidding... thanks for the offer though.
__________________
I am here because I am nowhere else. But, am I there where I wanted to be?

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old February 12th, 2011, 08:07 PM
raniraja's Avatar
raniraja raniraja is offline
The Y A W N E S T zzzz
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Surat
Posts: 9,617
raniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Job Interview

Quote:
Originally Posted by chitrala View Post
naah kidding... thanks for the offer though.
Abe ghabrata kyon hai? Paise thode na maang raha hu tere se.. thoda bahut to dosti me bhi ho jaata hai yaar
__________________
Nietzsche (1887) : God is dead
God (1900) : Nietzsche is dead
-----------------------------------------
I will not be hurried and I will not be bullied

Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old February 12th, 2011, 11:15 PM
chitrala's Avatar
chitrala chitrala is offline
Clown Prince
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Room 101
Posts: 8,199
chitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond reputechitrala has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Job Interview

Quote:
Originally Posted by raniraja View Post
Abe ghabrata kyon hai? Paise thode na maang raha hu tere se.. thoda bahut to dosti me bhi ho jaata hai yaar
aisa kono baat nahin hai... jab apne karna hai to apne karna hai... ka bolte hain ki you gotta do what you gotta do. Aur raat bhi to kaatni hoti hai.
__________________
I am here because I am nowhere else. But, am I there where I wanted to be?

Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old February 11th, 2017, 07:53 PM
prajapati prajapati is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 86
prajapati has a brilliant futureprajapati has a brilliant futureprajapati has a brilliant futureprajapati has a brilliant futureprajapati has a brilliant futureprajapati has a brilliant futureprajapati has a brilliant futureprajapati has a brilliant futureprajapati has a brilliant futureprajapati has a brilliant futureprajapati has a brilliant future
Re: Job Interview

http://www.echarcha.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9929

Job Interviews: Bizarre Questions and How to Answer them?
post bizarre job interview questions and lets try to break the code!



Quote:
these are all qs i have been asked before

1) why should i not hire you? (you read that correctly)
2) why should i hire the person next to you?
3) where do you see yourself in the near future (i answered this honestly and lost a job offer i wanted a job they dont offer in 5 years time)
4) if you have 7 ball and a weight you can only use it twice but one ball is heavier than the others? how will you do that?
5) how much does a high speed rail line from sydney to melbourne cost?
6) if a dying person a doctor and taxi driver are on a highway but the taxi has only 1 seat left what would you do?
7) what do you hate? do you dislike anything about the job?
8) have you ever talked bad about a company?
9) in 30 seconds and no calculator explain and calculate what 15% of 15 is?
10) have you ever had a hard to work with team member and how did you deal with that?
11) have you ever hated a team member/boss in a group
12) how much does it cost to paint a plane?
13) if a sick person, your best friend and your lover were stuck in a desert and you have a car with one seat what would you do ? (the answer is different to 6)
14) if you had to multi task what strategies would do you do to ensure it gets done?
15) if you had too much work to do what would you do to ensure it all gets done?
________________

Ok, let's give it a try.

1) why should i not hire you? (you read that correctly)
I would gabble some bullshit like because I'm too perfectionist and that sometimes slows me down and stuff. I wouldn't use the word "perfectionist" because that obviously stinks of bullshit, but something along those lines.

2) why should i hire the person next to you?
Invalid question at the moment since there's no one next to me.

3) where do you see yourself in the near future (i answered this honestly and lost a job offer i wanted a job they dont offer in 5 years time)
If I don't plan on working at that company for too long or if I don't think I can attain the position I want at that company, I would just tell them that I don't know their promotion policy and company structure and therefore I can't answer that.

4) if you have 7 ball and a weight you can only use it twice but one ball is heavier than the others? how will you do that?
What? Why would I use any of them?

5) how much does a high speed rail line from sydney to melbourne cost?
There is HSR in Australia? Didn't know that. Probably no less than $60 AUD.

6) if a dying person a doctor and taxi driver are on a highway but the taxi has only 1 seat left what would you do?
I would ditch the taxi driver and drive the car myself.

7) what do you hate? do you dislike anything about the job?
I would just say some vague shit like "the stress".

8) have you ever talked bad about a company?
Again, bullshit time. By "a company", they are obviously asking about a company I previously worked for, so I would say that "I wouldn't work at a company I would talk bad about. Obviously I did criticize them every now and then, but talking bad would be a wrong choice of words."

9) in 30 seconds and no calculator explain and calculate what 15% of 15 is?
2.25

10) have you ever had a hard to work with team member and how did you deal with that?
"I did and I discussed my problems with him/her and we settled it". Obviously bullshit, again. Nobody ever settles a problem with a colleague by simply talking to them.

11) have you ever hated a team member/boss in a group
"Hate is a strong word, but I did dislike some of my colleagues before."

12) how much does it cost to paint a plane?
$40,000?

13) if a sick person, your best friend and your lover were stuck in a desert and you have a car with one seat what would you do ? (the answer is different to 6)
Just one seat? I would drive around to find some help.

14) if you had to multi task what strategies would do you do to ensure it gets done?
I would first prioritize my tasks in order of importance and then I would organize my tasks in the most repetitive and least time/ energy consuming way possible.

15) if you had too much work to do what would you do to ensure it all gets done?
Same as above.

This was discussed earlier,.... http://www.echarcha.com/forum/showth...t=44438&page=4



...
__________________

Last edited by prajapati; February 11th, 2017 at 08:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Interview JaiSpeaks Jobs 21 December 18th, 2014 11:12 PM
Interview Indian SoapBox 12 December 20th, 2004 08:10 AM
An Interview With God BawdyBuddy SoapBox 2 March 9th, 2002 11:09 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Site Copyright © eCharcha.Com 2000-2012.