Sunday, February 25, 2007

This are some of the things I learned this weekend:

If you are interviewing for something:
- do not wear cologne or perfume. As much as you might think that this finishes your look, noone appreciates your chosen fragrance as much as you do.
- do not lie. This seems obvious but you might be suprised how many people say things that aren't even believable.
- if you don't have something worthwhile to say, don't say anything at all. Even if your instinct is to fill up the space, don't.
- don not swear or use racial slurs. Duh.
- do not start making assumptions about the interviewer. Even if you are right, you look judgmental and narrow minded.
- do not cry. As much as the interviewer might be nice about it, they still don't want to console you.
- do not start talking about how badly you are doing at the interview.
- answer the question that is asked.

Even if you are four weeks behind, it still isn't motivation to study for a test four weeks away.

As long as you put enough chocolate in a cake, everything else can go wrong and it will still taste good. Especially if you eat it with friends.


Tall Medstudent said...

Interesting, that bbs comment about the comments by some group leader...

I was glad to hear that you interviewed. I hope you had some good applicants come through...

CharleyBrowne said...

four weeks away? Plenty of time!! You need to give it another 3 weeks or so. :)

med neophyte said...

The applicants were largely unremarkably average. I guess that is to be expected, but I was still a little disappointed. There were a few really good ones, and a couple astoundingly bad ones as well.

CB: I am on the internet again, obviously I am not as worried as I probably should be. :)

Cal said...

Are you sure about the perfume thing? Perfume is my vice!

med neophyte said...

The rooms we interview in here are very small and have almost no ventilation. Any perfume, after about 10 minutes, is a bit much to take in that case, even fragances that would delightful under any other circumstance.