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Interview blunders

Electronics4u

Village Elder
Staff member
#1
After clearing campus, I had this mistaken notion that the job market out there was eagerly waiting for me. Shock on me coz I learnt hard way.
The mistake that I was making was amongst, many others attending an interview either in the wrong attire and/or very overconfident.
One interview clearly has never escaped my mind:
I was invited by a certain muhindi in westlands who had a company that dealt in PABX systems, handsets, mobiles and related electronic and electrical appliances. I was being interviewed for a technical sales rep posishen.
I went to the interview dressed in a green polo shirt, a black trouser and a black tie!
At the reception, the muhindi saw me, smiled and then invited me to his office.
I told myself, "aaah with kasmile, hii job ni ya mine."
Kumbe the dude was laughing at me coz of the way I was dressed..
The interview went on smoothly, then suddenly the guy reached out to his pocket, removed a pack of Embassy cigarettes, pulled out 1, and started smoking. Then he placed the packo on his desk.
I told myself again: "Ahaa! If this guy can smoke in my presence, it shows he has confidence in me. Hii job ni ya?...ya mime".
I then did the unthinkable.
I reached out for his pack of Embassy, pulled a cigarette, asked him for the lighter and lit the cigarette!
Before I exhaled the first puff, I was being frogmarched outside the gate by his security men.
 

kasaman

Village Elder
#8
After clearing campus, I had this mistaken notion that the job market out there was eagerly waiting for me. Shock on me coz I learnt hard way.
The mistake that I was making was amongst, many others attending an interview either in the wrong attire and/or very overconfident.
One interview clearly has never escaped my mind:
I was invited by a certain muhindi in westlands who had a company that dealt in PABX systems, handsets, mobiles and related electronic and electrical appliances. I was being interviewed for a technical sales rep posishen.
I went to the interview dressed in a green polo shirt, a black trouser and a black tie!
At the reception, the muhindi saw me, smiled and then invited me to his office.
I told myself, "aaah with kasmile, hii job ni ya mine."
Kumbe the dude was laughing at me coz of the way I was dressed..
The interview went on smoothly, then suddenly the guy reached out to his pocket, removed a pack of Embassy cigarettes, pulled out 1, and started smoking. Then he placed the packo on his desk.
I told myself again: "Ahaa! If this guy can smoke in my presence, it shows he has confidence in me. Hii job ni ya?...ya mime".
I then did the unthinkable.
I reached out for his pack of Embassy, pulled a cigarette, asked him for the lighter and lit the cigarette!
Before I exhaled the first puff, I was being frogmarched outside the gate by his security men.
You were so darling !
 

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