On a recent post on Heawork, some HR professionals shared their “interesting” encounters with intern candidates. Let’s see if you have the feeling of déjà-vu.
1. A group discussion ends in tearsRepeating “I agree with you” is no longer a magic spell. Interns today tend to insist on their own point of view and make no concession in any aspect during a group discussion. Ome interviewer witnessed a candidate cry because they lost a debate. The rest of the candidates were silent and did not know what to do. In the end, the HR professional gave the candidate a tissue and called it a day by recognising everyone’s “efforts”.
2. Only introducing name and major in English self-introductionA self-introduction in English might seem like a basic requirement during an interview. But if you think every candidate is well-prepared for this, you will be disappointed. One interviewer recounted an incident where a candidate only said “My name is xxx, I am studying xxx” and then looked at the interviewer and stopped.
3. Too honestAn interviewer once asked a candidate the reason(s) to apply for the job. The candidate answered;
Candidate: A friend sent me the job ad and I thought it seems interesting, so I applied.
Interviewer: So how much do you know about our company?
Candidate: To be honest, I don’t know much. But I had a look at your company website yesterday and saw your company covers a wide range of businesses...
None of the information repeated was relevant or useful
Interviewer: Oh, thank you for your "hard work"!
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