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A candidate was through with the 1st round of interview.
In the 2nd round with the HR Manager, he was asked to highlight his strengths. His reply was "I already told this to the one who took my interview just now. Should I tell u again?"
Tell me what to do with such people.
Heights of frustration... Look at this one...
The candidated soes not know the name of the company for which he is attending teh interview. Sitting in the interview, I asked him what he knows about xxx (company) the answer I get from him is "What is xxx"

Dear Arpita,

Relax ... we are all in the same boat :-)

In trhe first case: I guess the HR manager should have casually told him - well, if you take bath one day, will you not take bath the next day?


If you are hired for this posting, and if the job requires/demans that you do the same thing twice, will you start thinking?

If thats the case - pls dont waste our time, you can leave 8-)

Arpita - attitude matters. Skills - the person just need to know the basics and be thorough with that. Such things you can ask him to take a tech test and gauge accordingly.. but attitude, only like this you can find how arrogant they are.

And if candidate does not know for which co they are attending interview,
pls maintain your cool, and explain aboutt he company.. and finally ask if they knew for what they were bring interviewed for.

Also, ask them what made them not to search for info on the company - gauge their attitude. and think twice before hiring such people

Interest, attitude and above all - the need matters!

Relax... they dont deserve the job!

Dear Arpita

I'll discuss one of the incident that i have personally faced.

A candidate for engineering comes in for the interview and he comes up with the rock star look. The hair all spiked up and you know all those funky things.

Now one of our senior manager in panel asked him what you do during your free time??

And there you go he starts with his boost. His answer was "Sir, I am a rock Star. Looking at me he told that again"

I listened to it quitely and patiently. The reason was the candidate's knowledge was good. The only problem was his attitude and in-professionalism.

Than my turn came in for question (i was a panel member too). I asked hiim "You said you are a rock star right?" He answered with same attitude "Yup, any doubts"

Thats it i got my punch, i was waiting for him to slip and he did. So now i asked him to sing Californication by "Red Hot Chilli Peppers"..

And he was like hmmm... hmmm.. sir... I... dont... ReCall such.... Song...

Thats it bubble bursts and he started crying. We did not hire him and called him another round.

He came decent and formals and hair all properly combed.

So arpita instead of getting so much frustrated we should try to use our Unique HR Skills for which we are hated the Most "Our Words"

Dear Asha and Zalak, Thank you for your inputs. I am usually straight forward and blunt. At the same I now realise that we, as HR professionals, need to be smart as well :icon1:

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