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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 8:57 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Conducting interviews

I actually lost a contract job years ago because the lawyers that
interviewed me (it was a law firm) didn't like the fact that they could
see a seat belt mark on the shoulder of my suit coat (YES I wore a suit!)

When they called to tell me this I asked if the interview would have
been more efficient had I mentioned that down in the parking garage was
my Big Red Dodge 4x4, two chainsaws, a hand saw, an axe, and a splitting
maul. I got: "Thank you for your time." <click>

Never was I so happy to not get a contract.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis - Personal Development IBM i timeshare service. - Commercial IBM i Cloud Hosting.

On 8/27/2016 12:13 AM, Scott Klement wrote:
I've found that if you show up for the interview with a chainsaw and
lots of red makeup/ketchup all over you, it turns off the interviewee.

Probably better not to do that.

(This advice is free.)

On 08/26/16 05:54, Michael Schutte wrote:
I'm a bit nervous. Today was supposed to be me attending an interview
not leading it.

But here we are. Time for me to break out of my shell.

Does anyone have any tips or things I should be asking? We are
interviewing a consultant for RPGLE position.

Would it be appropriate to ask them to find a bug in a 20 line procedure?

We haven't had much success lately with people that can debug issues.
This to me is a biggie. This particular issue I expect someone to be
able to find just looking at the code. I discovered it yesterday going
to have fixed today. I just thought this would give me some insight
on the person problem solving ability.

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