Job interviews can be a kind of adventure, if you are the adventurous type. Today, I’ll be listing top 5 acts you’re likely to experience in a job interview in my country, Nigeria.
I really haven’t been to any other country before (smiles) though, I have taken remote jobs, but no, all my experience is coning from the Nigeria ‘jobosphere’.
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Though, I wrote my final exams as an undergraduate on 10th September, 2018. I have been able to amass a little KOB experience through job seeking here and there.
Some of my experience are way way hilarious, some you may find disturbing.
1. The over serious interviewee
In every job interview, there are some candidates that see an interview as a warfront, and in no mood to help anyone. These group of persons feel helping you will hinder their chances.
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Even if it means not borrowing you a pen to fill your form while theirs is faulty! To them, the fewer the better.
2. The social prefect
These ones, are the ones who act like they already got the job or are not even interested. They act like they came to make friends and socialize.
They don’t even mind not getting the job, they exude this confidence and seem not to be tensed. Usually throwing a few jokes here and there.
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Wishing good luck to their fellow interviewees, and trying to network with the other interviewees. I find myself in this category once in a while.
3. The Papa (or Mama) interview
Ever been to an interview where you saw a job interviewee and thought he or she was your boss.
They dress so well, most times even better than the recruiter. They are usually older and sometimes hate that they are coming to ‘drag’ job with small boys and girls.
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I do wonder how the interview process with them goes, especially when they are older than the Human Resources officer.
4. The ‘Expo’ interviewee
There are some persons who have been so used to cutting corners and finding their way around situations, that they almost can not do without it.
These ones wait at a lobby for any interviewee that just finished the interview process to gain clues on the type of questions that was asked.
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And if this type of interviewee happens to meet the over serious interviewee, for clues — it always turn into later quarrels outside the job venue. (Laughs) I have had quite the experience.
5. The ‘I can’t kill myself’ interviewee
These ones are those who have applied for numerous jobs and maybe haven’t gotten any and then decided to go into entrepreneurship, and somehow found themselves here.
They don’t care much about the interview. To them, if na by job, na my job. If no be my job, no be my own (this means that, they believe what is theirs will get to them without much hassle).
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So they usually turn up late, most times not dressed for the occasion. Not willing to indulge.
Well, there could be more than this, but I can’t know all, can I? So, I would like you to drop one in the comment box, before leaving. So I too, can learn a thing or two. (Smiles)