Interview etiquette

The girls here are interviewing today. The first two people both turned up 35 minutes early.

Bit mad that, isn’t it? I’d usually aim for 15 minutes early, to show willing. Any earlier and I’d just sit in the car/wait nearby.

These people just look like dicks.

5 mins early for me. any earlier and you’re just irritating the interviewer.

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Yeah. The marketing girls are visibly peeved (although I think they’re also concerned they’ve told everyone the wrong times).

10 minutes late.

Have they travelled far? We’ve had candidates come from down south or whatever - I think it’s fair enough if they’ve had a 3 hour train ride to let them come in early and relax with a coffee.


I once had to interview someone 40 minutes early cos he was insistent to the receptionist that we interview him then.

He did have justification though! The letting agents he was viewing a house with had moved his viewing time to 10 minutes after the interview so he wanted to make sure he got to that - as he was moving from Manchester for the job.

Didn’t get the job obviously, cos he was a psychopath, and took it very badly.

Anything goes.

This always makes me laugh: (click for full:)


is the joke that it’s cut-off?

Aw bums. Give it a click.

oh i see now