What's your strangest interview story? I'll start: I did an interview at a firm that did a 30 minute power point on company culture, which began with the definition "culture is the behavior you reward and punish." I did not accept their offer 😂😂

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Recently two crazy interviews. At one, the hiring manager got a call 20 minutes into an hour long interview and said sorry but thanks and just left. They rejected me that evening. In the second one, it was a mandatory video interview. I had mine all set up and the interviewer turned on their video at the beginning, were very unhappy about having to be on video and then said well you know there's a pandemic and I'm wfh so I'm going to turn my video off. I kept mine on and it was so strange. The interviewer kept complaining about the company, their position and asked if my company was hiring instead. Felt like a reverse uno interview 😂

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I had an interview at some boutique firm in college and the woman wouldn't let me ask questions until the end (I kept trying). I finally think its question time and she tells me no, she has one last question. "How excited are you to work for [firm] on a scale of 1-10?" "6, depending on who I get to work with." Got the offer, did not take.

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A portfolio manager slick took a picture of me mid interview. I got a second round though

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Surprisingly no, I’m a dude. I think the interview was going well and I’m sure the other PMs not in the interview wanted to make an assessment but still odd

They probably were trying to highlight negative/positive reinforcement? Anyway, mine was at Apple. Talked my way into an informational with a product designer in hardware engineering. The role seemed heavy on stats/R which is up my alley, so figured the lack of a mechanical engineering background (or any engineering background) wouldnt be a deal breaker. Lol 5 minutes into the call when he started talking about some of the engineering skills needed it became painfully obvious I was out of my depth. I told him I wasn’t qualified, thanked him for his time and said I wouldn’t waste any more of it, which I think he was grateful for.

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Yes can confirm for hardware engineering they like mech e backgrounds. Great question. They do not look for engineers at consulting firms. I found the hiring manager for the role, pinged him out of the blue, sent him my resume, and for reasons unbeknownst to me he agreed to have a chat about the role.

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Had an older woman berate me in my interview.. shed ask a question then cut me off cuz i wasnt answering how she wanted me to.. she said i was under qualified because i dont actually use a SWOT in meetings 😂 then that bitty made me complete an application after the interview only to reject me

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Had a 2nd round phone interview with the 3rd person of a 3 person team, the only one I hadn’t met in the 1st round. She took the interview from her car speaker and put me on mute just after I heard the McDonalds drive thru ask for her order. didn’t listen to me at all, probably because the fries were so good..

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