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I’m conducting some phone interviews today for a C++ contractor/employee. Man it’s been a long time since I’ve conducted interviews. I wish I kept a list of my favorite questions to ask.

Maybe I’ll start off with:

  • What is your age?
  • What is your sexual orientation?
  • What is your race?
  • Who are you going to vote for?
  • Are you married or pregnant?
  • What’s your religion?
  • How fat are you?
  • Would you be willing to line my pocket for this job?

Oh wait. Those are the questions that are ILLEGAL to ask. Doh!

Perhaps I should just re-read The Guerilla Guide to Interviewing.

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  1. Avatar for Josh Baltzell
    Josh Baltzell September 26th, 2004

    1: 24

    2: Heterosexual

    3: There can be none more western european than I.

    4: Perot or Kerry. I haven't decided.

    5: soon, not to my knowlege.

    6: My religion is the lack thereof

    7: I wouldn't say "slightly chunky" or "morbidly obese", so let's call it "Moderately overnourished"

    8: Yes.

    So do I get the job? I don't know any C++, but if it's anthing like QBASIC I'm all over that motha!

  2. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked September 26th, 2004

    Well as soon as I get the Paypal payment (in regards to #8) I'll see what I can do.

    Oh by the way, can you post bail? ;)