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    Getting To Know You - questions

    Came across these from a company that was trying to get my interest in applying, I'm happy where I am, but they have an interesting concept. Still where they ask you to submit a resume, the offer the following questions to answer on submission...these seemed better than other questions I have heard or seen in interviews.

    <ul type="square"> [*]If we gave you control of the office sound system, what would you play?[*]What one product or gadget can you not live without? [*]What is your favorite social network and why? [*]What blogs do you read on a regular basis? [*]What is one unique bit of trivia about you that we might find interesting? [/list]

    My answers would be:
    - Depends on my mood, I have a wide selection of music
    - My car
    - uhmmm...LinkedIn? It's the only one I deal with
    - Most of them are at SQAForums
    - I once saw Alexander Haig
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    Re: Getting To Know You - questions

    Clearly these questions are from a company who wants to attract young people. And if they use the responses to perform initial selection, then they might be open to age-bias lawsuits.

    I might be a retiree, but I'm not yet at Social Security age, and my answers would be as follows:
    - Classical music
    - My home PC
    - No interest in web-based social networks. I prefer to interact face-to-face or on the telephone.
    - None
    - I lived and worked in South America for two years.

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    Re: Getting To Know You - questions

    my answers would be -

    -any music.. music rockss on the whole
    -nothing as such
    -orkut?
    -none
    -am a fresher. initially was into java.. but they shifted me to QA domain! man its very new to me.. but its rocking [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    Re: Getting To Know You - questions

    My answers

    - A mix of jazz and old soul classics
    - My handbag(s)
    - Facebook (because it helped to reconnect me with school friends…. Then I quickly remembered why I had lost contact with them in the first place)
    - Not a ‘regular’ reader of any in particular, but I tend to stumble upon a few, depending on what I’m searching for.
    - Up until the beginning of this year, I couldn’t ride a bicycle.

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    Re: Getting To Know You - questions

    I don't get that at all Peter, after all they approached me and I'm no Spring Chicken...Summer maybe but not Spring. But I will say the questions look more geared towards people who are connected, I think there was a mention about Twitter when I was reading about the company.
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    Re: Getting To Know You - questions

    Just using myself as an example, I would suggest that most people (even in the tech world) who are over 50 are not "connected" (if I know what that means).

    I find social networking sites a blight on society and blogs only a little less so. They both purport to enhance interpersonal communication. But they both promote the idea of that communication's being completely impersonal (and often anonymous).

    (And, by the way, I'd sooner that any office in which I might work not HAVE a sound system -- especially if it allows paging).

    Curmudgeonly, I know. But while I believe that most older workers might adapt to a 20-something-oriented workplace, their actual preferences are little different from mine.

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    Re: Getting To Know You - questions

    Afterthought: Perhaps a better question than any of those, based on what we see here, is "show me how you would use Google to answer the question 'what is system testing'" &lt;grin&gt;

    THAT is what I call "connected!"

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    Re: Getting To Know You - questions

    [ QUOTE ]
    Afterthought: Perhaps a better question than any of those, based on what we see here, is "show me how you would use Google to answer the question 'what is system testing'" &lt;grin&gt;

    THAT is what I call "connected!"

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    LOL!
    Well played.
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    Re: Getting To Know You - questions

    Nice one Peter...I may use that as a future interview question.
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    Re: Getting To Know You - questions

    If we gave you control of the office sound system, what would you play?
    <font color="blue">50s - 70s oldies</font>

    What one product or gadget can you not live without?
    <font color="blue">Brain-heart</font>

    What is your favorite social network and why?
    <font color="blue">Family. Enjoyment of memories.</font>

    What blogs do you read on a regular basis?
    <font color="blue">Regular? I take treatment for irregularity - same stuff as Rich and Peter. Blogs? I read several which align with my technical interests or my humorous side.</font>

    What is one unique bit of trivia about you that we might find interesting?
    <font color="blue">Played the trick shot artist Jack White mentioned under this link in the first paragraph. We played best of 7 call-shot BANK-SHOT 8-ball. I ran the first 3 racks. He ran the last 4. So I lost - but what an experience to really demonstrate the huge payout of intense focus. </font>

 

 
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