I have been looking for an associate for a while now: smart, eager, ability to really dig into something. I don't care if you came from a lesser shop if you can prove you got the fight and drive.
So, I interviewed a dozen people and everyone has been pretty bad for the dumbest reasons. I am getting really tired of this. The problems I've seen include:
-anything on your resume is fair game for me to ask. if you're going to use fancy terms on your work experience, you better be ready to explain it. I asked for a bit more clarity on 1 guy's first bullet, and he crumbled. nice guy, but I can see through your BS resume in a flash.
-1 guy comes in, leans back in his chair all big-shot like, rocks back and forth in the chair, and talks as I owe him for the privelege of him coming to see me. (he's currently at a shop that's pretty sh***y) I threw him out fast.
-another guy during Q&A literally asks, "what's work/life balance like, I highly value that." why would you even say that? do you have any sense at all? Go teach kindergarten.
-The 1 hot girl that did well showed up 20 min late to her 1st and 2nd round without any real excuse. Leave yourself extra time jeez. maybe 1st time you got lost ok, but 2x? am I here to wait for you?
-1 guy is 30 minutes late, finally get an email from him: "sorry, my manager is out, I need to reschedule". really? I'm going to buy that? you couldn't have told me that 20-30 min BEFORE the scheduled interview he was out?
quality really downhill these days.. I don't remember the pool ever being this bad.