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Jul 20th 2011 10:55AM Not in the 1970's when no one gets the tail numbers.
Jul 18th 2011 6:35PM You're right George, you must know all about F-4's.
Jul 18th 2011 2:12PM When stationed in South Carolina in the USMC, we once flew a low level navigation training route from which we got a bit off course (this was well before the days of GPS etc, all visual navigation with maps in hand). Recognizing the tower in the picture above, we flew our two F-4 Fantoms right over Pedro and company at about 100 feet and well past 500 mph. Probably the best show at South of the Border in quite some time. It was funny to see all the tourists looking up after we had blown past the place.
Mar 27th 2009 11:51AM Having been on both sides of the interview process for many years, never as an HR person, my experience has been: Talking to HR people as the first step in an interview can only get you disqualified. At the Fortune-x00 company I worked at, HR used to have hiring supervisors, like myself, dig through how ever many resumes we had the time for.
They did a preliminary sorting by what kind of job the applicant was looking for. I think this suggests you ought not to blindly send a resume hoping you might find 'something'. You need to be specific.
Over time, we used all sorts of 'fancy' interview techniques. I forget the names, but it really was the approach of the month. Without fail, on the few occasions we relied on the results of a team selection process, target selection, etc etc, the person we hired was a flop.
The best employees I ever selected were those who were appropriately dressed, (if you weren't you didn't get a chance), filled out applications legibly and completely (unreadable writing is the same as a blank- what is this candidate trying to hide is the immediate question), had a sense of how personal to get (maybe its just luck but impersonal is not good, acting like you are an old drinking buddy of the interviewer is a killer).
Somethings I learned on the other side of the table: do ask about the company, don't ask about proprietary info; do sell yourself, but only when you have some examples to support your claims, make sure you practice answers before hand: the interview is no time to say " that's a great question": duh, the interviewer knows that, that's why it was asked.
Anyway, its been a while since I was involved in the interview process but the fundamentals are always true. Be confident, ON TIME, act interested.
And, if you have the luxury as I once did, I left after waiting for 60 minutes and no one could find the interviewer (the president of a small company). When he called me later, I told him he was rude, inconsiderate and I was glad I did not make the mistake of offering my services to his organization.