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    Here are Singapore bosses' 25 real-life bizarre interview encounters | Singapore Business Review

    Have you experienced any of these or did something strange?

    Here are the 25 real-life bizarre interview encounters:
    1. Candidate doodles on his resume while talking
    2. Candidate brought all the trophies he won since his schooling days
    3. Candidate showed up for the interview in a hat and Hawaiian shirt
    4. Candidate answered her phone mid-interview and taught her mother how to cook a dish
    5. Candidate stalked female interviewer at the staff entrance
    6. Candidate kept sucking his thumb before speaking
    7. Candidate kept looking at interviewer closely with his mouth open
    8. Candidate brought along her 7 year old brother whom she was babysitting
    9. Candidate started crying when she talked about her family problems
    10. Candidate carefully laid out all her stationaries on the table
    11. Candidate insisted on only speaking to the CEO
    12. Candidate started singing the national anthem and refused to stop
    13. Candidate asked interviewer out for a date
    14. Candidate brought her mother to sit in for interview
    15. Candidate whispered to himself when answering questions
    16. Candidate constantly played with 3cm long nail on last finger
    17. Candidate laughed at every single sentence interviewer said
    18. Candidate refused to shake hands
    19. Candidate was at reception and yet called to say she was ill
    20. Candidate requested for a hug
    21. Candidate arrived and left after using the toilet
    22. Candidate kept looking around the room like he was searching for someone
    23. Candidate sat very still during interview with only eyeball movements
    24. Candidate combed her hair repeatedly during the interview
    25. Candidate was over-excited over everything interviewer said

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    trolls everywhere

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    The most common one I get when interviewing people here is an insistence on being promoted to manager after 6 months maximum. Most expect it after the 3-month probation.
    Alpha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    The most common one I get when interviewing people here is an insistence on being promoted to manager after 6 months maximum. Most expect it after the 3-month probation.
    I usually seldom get to the interview stage as the candidates with little experience will ask for a higher salary than me.

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    "13. Candidate asked interviewer out for a date"

    haha....I have been interviewed by a very gorgeous HR lady before. She was so pretty that I just have to try asking her out. Apparently she is used to such attention and knew how to reverse the situation with such grace and tact. My bad

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    I have experienced interviewing:

    17. Candidate laughed at every single sentence interviewer said (the candidate was actually nervous)
    18. Candidate refused to shake hands (during SARS)
    24. Candidate combed her hair repeatedly during the interview (more touching her hair, not literally using the comb)
    25. Candidate was over-excited over everything interviewer said (nervous candidate, maybe wanna to show energy & drive)

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    article was published on mar, why you all so slow.
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    The most common one I get when interviewing people here is an insistence on being promoted to manager after 6 months maximum. Most expect it after the 3-month probation.
    Just rename the position of Secretary into Stationaries Manager
    EOS

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    article was published on mar, why you all so slow.
    It seems the topic is not a one-off thingy, it gets somewhat cultivated ..
    EOS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Just rename the position of Secretary into Stationaries Manager
    Yeah.. just like in banks

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    never happen to me before

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    "13. Candidate asked interviewer out for a date"

    haha....I have been interviewed by a very gorgeous HR lady before. She was so pretty that I just have to try asking her out. Apparently she is used to such attention and knew how to reverse the situation with such grace and tact. My bad
    just the other day I visited a computer company with a good looking HR manager that I am sure would be your type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Just rename the position of Secretary into Stationaries Manager
    Or Vice-President (Stationery)

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