Coding Horror posted by: Vuyiswamb
| Posted on: 2/17/2012 | Category: Pattern and Practices
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Going to a Job interview wearing Pyjamas
When I was still a college student I heard that there was once someone
who once went to a job interview wearing pyjamas. When the person who was
telling a story said the reason, I was intrigued to do it one day. According to
the story teller, it was because the guy was a Guru in C++.
I am not a Guru and I am in a level that when I look for a new
position I always get it. Well maybe the story teller used the word Guru in a
wrong place; maybe I am in a position to do what he did. I don't own decent
pyjamas so I wouldn't wear pyjamas to an interview. So anything that is not usually worn in a
workplace would be appropriate for this expedition.
I usually get companies who call me asking if I am in the Job
market. I always give them the same answer
"No I am not"
Recently I was intrigued by a caller who claims to belong to a
certain company that was following my work here in Dotnetfunda and they requested
a chance to have a meeting with me. They were a very good candidate for my
expedition. They knew what I did and they have read my articles in Dotnetfunda
and some of their developer received help from me in Forums like Daniweb and
codeproject years ago. I was popular and they were keen to get me on board.
So I agreed to a meeting. I did not want to start my expedition
in my first meeting. I had to make sure that there is more than one meeting
with them. So they invited me for a 2 hours test and I finished it in 20
minutes. Before I left I switch off my phone because I knew they would want me
to come back and offer me a Job. Later at night I switched on my phone, got
some few voice mails from them and I ignored their emails for two days. After
two days I replied to their emails and they organised another meeting as
expected and I gave them another day, just created an excuse so that I will
have enough time to choose what I will wear.
On the day of the interview I was wearing a short sport trouser and
a Puma vest and I like my socks as I was suffering sinuses before and I went to
the reception and the lady working at the reception recognise me and ask me why
was I wearing like this, I said I forgot if I was supposed to come to an
interview and this is what I could find this morning.
When my fans (Interviewer) came to the reception, his first
words were "Cool" I like it man. I smiled and I was marshalled to the interview
room where I met 4 people, one of them wearing tie and one casual and a lady
wearing a formal suit.
After an obvious interview I was told the usual words "We are still interviewing other candidates
and we will be in touch"
I thank them for their time and they did also thank me for my
The following day after 14:00 PM I received a call that I must
check my email, I have been sent a Job Offer, after looking at my email the
money was more than what I earn.
I achieved was I wanted to achieve; it was to get an offer at
the same time wear things that we not worn in the interviews.
NB: Don't do
this, this does not mean it will work for you
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