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Got phonecall from agency

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by vgarg, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. vgarg

    vgarg Nibble Poster

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    Hi

    I got a phonecall from an agency this morning. The guy asked me a few techincal questions on the phone.

    He asked what is USB and my mind went blank and I said ultra speed bus instead of universal serial bus :oops:.

    Well I got the rest of the questions right and he also asked me to explain how to make a cup of tea.

    Hes going to phone back today after the company get back to him. :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    This is why you should take phone calls whilst searching google ;)

    Lol. Seriously though, everyone makes some silly mistakes especially under pressure. I'm sure he realised you were nervous and knows you know your stuff.

    I hope you answered no to 'tea-making' experience :p

    Let us know how it goes.

    Qs
     
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  3. JoshC

    JoshC Bit Poster

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    unless the tea question was to see what steps are required to make a cup of tea, to see how descriptive and accurate you are...
     
  4. kevicho

    kevicho Gigabyte Poster

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    Hpoefully as well you didnt say add a dash of <insert alchoholic beveridge here> to give it a kick ;)

    Oh and i hope your job hunt goes well
     
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  5. Mathematix

    Mathematix Megabyte Poster

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    Put 50p in the machine and press the 'Tea' button. :p
     
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  6. supernova

    supernova Gigabyte Poster

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    Sounds like he was testing your communication skills by getting you to explain the processes.

    I had a phone interview years ago for a software developer role with altavista (when they were leading google)
    they got me to explain the process of shuffling a deck of cards, then roughly how I would go about coding those processes from my explanation.

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  7. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    simple, just give <insert missus name here> a shout!
     
  8. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Seriously - the ability to make a good cuppa is absolutely essential for anyone working with me. We drink about eight cups a day in our office - there are four of us and we take it in turns. If you can't cut the mustard, then I don't care how good yo ass is technically - you gone!
     
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  9. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    8 cups.. pfft lightweight thats only about 1 an hour. :gmorning!

    Good luck with the agency, if you've just uploaded your cv to a site then expect plenty more of those, that'll give you a good oportunity to weed out the half decent ones from the time wasters!
     
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