It’s too much in the model of “I’m a perfectionist” or “I work too hard” or other attempts to answer with something the applicant hopes the interviewer will actually see as a strength.
(Perfectionism can actually be a crippling weakness, so it’s always weird when people don’t realize that.) 5.
I’m the manager at a branch location of a family owned retail garden center.
I wanted to ask if you had any advice a situation that I came across recently involving a candidate who I had decided to hire.
He was very friendly during the interview, answered all my questions, seemed qualified and even sent a thank you note.
Then, on his first day, right after he turned in his paperwork he asked what the company policy was for employees to date their supervisors.
Do I push it out before my two weeks at my current company are up, or wait until the two week gap in between jobs?
Notifying my network that I’m changing jobs I’ve been struggling with something for a few days now and I’m hoping you can help.
In the past, I’ve received several emails from people notifying their network of a job change.
You answered it as if it were any other question about company policies, rather than the gross, out-of-line statement that it was. ” followed by, “I’m having trouble understanding this question as anything other than wildly inappropriate.” Followed by keeping a really close eye on him, because someone who does this is usually someone who’s going to have loads of other problems too (as you saw later that day).
I don’t blame you for that; it’s hard to have a perfect answer in the moment when you’re so taken off-guard. Frankly, it’s so wildly inappropriate and indicative of other likely problems that it also wouldn’t have been unwarranted to revisit the question of whether you’d made the right hire (had he not taken care of that for you a few hours later). I don’t want to be a reference for my lazy acquaintance I’m finding myself in between a rock and hard place.