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Re: Dressing for an Interview
« Reply #60 on: April 11, 2019, 11:18:46 AM »
I also think they probably did it to try to show individuality amongst just liking the look themselves (....I would definitely consider it a positive fashion choice as I do like a man in American-suspenders! haha Sorry Jimbo....). But Then I also like a good microbrew..... hahaha

I'm sorry you've not heard back :( Did they give you a recruiter's number you could try phoning?
Haha same here! It would have gone over very well a few of the places I had friends working in the States. My husband goes to interviews in dress trousers and a button down shirt. He doesn't even own an interview jacket (he has the nice suit he wore for our wedding and that's it!) But in programming they don't really expect the most fashion conscious, it's much more the business world where they want you to look the part even if you're not interacting with outside customers.

For my hopeful interview I have the number they called on, I'll try that this afternoon if I haven't had a response to my email. At least there's an "Access to Work" job fair in Reading tomorrow for people like me if this falls through.

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Re: Dressing for an Interview
« Reply #61 on: April 11, 2019, 11:33:15 AM »
Haha same here! It would have gone over very well a few of the places I had friends working in the States. My husband goes to interviews in dress trousers and a button down shirt. He doesn't even own an interview jacket (he has the nice suit he wore for our wedding and that's it!) But in programming they don't really expect the most fashion conscious, it's much more the business world where they want you to look the part even if you're not interacting with outside customers.

For my hopeful interview I have the number they called on, I'll try that this afternoon if I haven't had a response to my email. At least there's an "Access to Work" job fair in Reading tomorrow for people like me if this falls through.

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Fingers crossed that it doesn't fall through either way and that ringing them does the job!
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Re: Dressing for an Interview
« Reply #62 on: April 11, 2019, 12:04:02 PM »
Can't imagine this is the case with the guy at Jimbo's work then haha as he would be in the WRONG industry to back off from tech :p

Really.

Just asked the Daughter. Bow-ties are Hipster.  New-replacing-Hipster are in two streams, the ones who shun tech and a different one. I can't get a lot more out of her. But she says the ones who shun tech are probably the ones who are going to be looked down on. For what that's worth?


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Re: Dressing for an Interview
« Reply #63 on: April 11, 2019, 12:04:13 PM »
By the way JFKIMBERLEY, in my interview game, looking a bit wonky is zero strikes, mentioning that you are in mensa or ordering Pineapple on pizza is 2.5 strikes


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Re: Dressing for an Interview
« Reply #64 on: April 11, 2019, 12:06:28 PM »
By the way JFKIMBERLEY, in my interview game, looking a bit wonky is zero strikes, mentioning that you are in mensa or ordering Pineapple on pizza is 2.5 strikes

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Re: Dressing for an Interview
« Reply #65 on: April 11, 2019, 12:28:29 PM »
Nan, mentioning the Grateful Dead is an instant, on the spot hire.


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Re: Dressing for an Interview
« Reply #66 on: April 11, 2019, 01:04:13 PM »
By the way JFKIMBERLEY, in my interview game, looking a bit wonky is zero strikes, mentioning that you are in mensa or ordering Pineapple on pizza is 2.5 strikes

I don't put Mensa on my CV.  I totally agree with that.  Meanwhile, I'm lucky that I've never been asked about pineapple on pizza in an interview (doubly lucky, as I made the initial sift of 50% in the bin without a look!), but next time I'm looking to hire someone, I am definitely going to ask the applicants about their pineapple-on-pizza preference!  This is important!
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Re: Dressing for an Interview
« Reply #67 on: April 11, 2019, 01:18:11 PM »
I totally favor someone who mentions cats in an interview!



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Re: Dressing for an Interview
« Reply #68 on: April 12, 2019, 02:59:50 PM »
Didn't get to mention cats, but I did get a Grateful Dead line in there....  ;D

It went well. It would work for me quite well, and I think I could easily do for them what they need. They will let me know next week yea or nay.

And it's within walking distance, too. (I got some Sketchers at the Heart Foundation, never been worn, looked nice, very comfy, no blisters this time!) 8)


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Re: Dressing for an Interview
« Reply #69 on: April 12, 2019, 03:03:18 PM »
Fingers crossed for you!

Margo - did you ever hear back from the recruiter?!
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Re: Dressing for an Interview
« Reply #70 on: April 12, 2019, 03:09:55 PM »
Fingers crossed for you!

Margo - did you ever hear back from the recruiter?!
Yeah, went to interview and absolutely bombed the timed test they gave. Apparently my excel skills aren't up to snuff because every version is different and all the stuff they asked me to do I could in 2 seconds with SQL/SAS but not excel. Fighting a migraine from how upset I've been all day.

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Re: Dressing for an Interview
« Reply #71 on: April 12, 2019, 03:21:24 PM »
Yeah, went to interview and absolutely bombed the timed test they gave. Apparently my excel skills aren't up to snuff because every version is different and all the stuff they asked me to do I could in 2 seconds with SQL/SAS but not excel. Fighting a migraine from how upset I've been all day.

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I'm sorry! :( At least you know that you've made it through a bad test and you know what to expect worst case scenario for the future. The test bit, did they say that automatically excludes you or was that just a skills test where you could explain you're able to do it with SQL/SAS?
My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

**CITIZENSHIP APPROVED July 4, 2019! Formal ceremony on August 28, 2019!**

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Re: Dressing for an Interview
« Reply #72 on: April 12, 2019, 05:01:37 PM »
I'm sorry! :( At least you know that you've made it through a bad test and you know what to expect worst case scenario for the future. The test bit, did they say that automatically excludes you or was that just a skills test where you could explain you're able to do it with SQL/SAS?
Apparently I wasn't the only one to bomb it, so they're doing a second interview and test next week! *phew* Now that I know what types of things they need, I can practice. It all made sense as it is basic analytical functions but excel is such a pain with formatting and grouping that you really need to know how to transpose things on the fly in a 20 minute test and I just couldn't do it. In any of the past things I've done, we would do all of that in the database query cuz it's way more efficient.

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Re: Dressing for an Interview
« Reply #73 on: April 12, 2019, 06:39:18 PM »
Yeah, went to interview and absolutely bombed the timed test they gave. Apparently my excel skills aren't up to snuff because every version is different and all the stuff they asked me to do I could in 2 seconds with SQL/SAS but not excel. Fighting a migraine from how upset I've been all day.

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That sounds like a full on human rights abuse. 


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Re: Dressing for an Interview
« Reply #74 on: April 12, 2019, 06:49:46 PM »
That sounds like a full on human rights abuse.
It was rough! I genuinely don't like excel, but they only deal with small data so it's fine for that. Glad to get a second chance.

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