Had gotten to the final interview round for a job after a friend referred me and the interview was with the CEO. He had a reputation for being a fiery character and so I was a little nervous going into it.
It didn’t start well, he was a little late and seemed flustered. Then he started by asking me questions about jobs I’d had years ago, like temp jobs when I was in school and things like that, for example my brief period working at a fancy dress shop. He went into some serious detail on them even though they were irrelevant to the role and my answers just seemed to annoy him. I was giving as good answers as I could but it was pretty tough when you’re talking about working in a fancy dress shop for a job at a tech firm. All he wanted to talk about we’re my hobbies and jobs from ages ago, was very weird and it did not look like it was going well.
Eventually he asked me “was the last job you had really 4 years ago?” in an exasperated manner. I looked at my CV in his hand and told him “I have more experience on the other side” at which point he turned the CV over to see the front page. Hadn’t clicked until that point that he didn’t realise it was a double sided print and had thought that page 2 of the CV was the first and only page. He got a bit embarrassed and ended up asking me a few fluffy questions for the remainder of the interview. Was glad as he was notorious for throwing difficult questions into his interviews.
Got the job and stayed there three years.
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