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6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by olaric(m): 6:51pm On Jun 05, 2016
Everyone blames an applicant for not making the most of the opportunity he or she has when in front of an interviewer. Sadly, no one has deemed it fit to beam the searchlight on the interviewer—some Nigerian HR persons can be damn rude sometimes. Most HR persons like playing “god”—can’t blame though, the economy is in a terrible shape. It is a world where an applicant is always at the mercy of the employer. Here are seven annoying things Nigerian interviewers do when interviewing an applicant.

Keeps you waiting without a word of apology
The letter asking you to attend an interview or chat states that the interview is for 9 am in the morning—and you are there before the set time. However, some HR person playing “god” walks into the venue by 10 am without a word of apology and acts like you are a-nobody. I mean this is typical of most Nigerian employers.

Talks down on you
Some HR persons would talk down on you and treat you like you are a nobody. It had to be said that no responsible company employs interviewers that treat candidates badly.

Acts like he was not once an applicant
It is so disheartening that some HR persons act like they were not once in your shoes (na your papa get the company?). They not only talk down on you, but expect you to act like a superhuman who has answers to everything about the company.

Cuts you off when you are speaking?
Lousy HRs don’t know a jack about manners—and that’s why they treat applicants like they are beneath them in status. They ask a question, and before you could finish offering an explanation—they cut you off without offering any form of apology.

Don’t Know a Jack about the job he/she is interviewing you for
It is not so difficult to know if an interviewer has little or no knowledge about the job he/she is interviewing you for. Anyone involved in an interview process should be as prepared as you are when interviewing you—regardless of whether it is his field or not.

Comes to an interview unprepared
Most HR persons don’t read through an applicant’s CV before the ‘D-day—ugh! When an interviewer starts asking you to tell him about yourself or ask you to walk him through your resume. They have no questions about your background because they have never given it a moment’s thought—this is absolutely unacceptable.

You can add yours.

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by KillerBeauty(f): 1:44pm On Jun 06, 2016
Talking too much. I've attended an interview where d interviewer was the one asking the questions and talking through the answer. This was how the interview went

Interviewer: tell me what previous experience you have for this job? Cos I can see from ur CV u haven't worked in this type of position before and we need someone with at least 2years experience working in this role or something similar to it.well let me assume you are a fast learner because without that quality u won't b able to survive in this job

For my mind I was like Nor be me suppose dey talk all these ones

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by olaric(m): 4:43pm On Jun 11, 2016
KillerBeauty:
Talking too much. I've attended an interview where d interviewer was the one asking the questions and talking through the answer. This was how the interview went

Interviewer: tell me what previous experience you have for this job? Cos I can see from ur CV u haven't worked in this type of position before and we need someone with at least 2years experience working in this role or something similar to it.well let me assume you are a fast learner because without that quality u won't b able to survive in this job

For my mind I was like Nor be me suppose dey talk all these ones

Some of them are terribly annoying

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by Ebay14(m): 6:44am On Jun 13, 2016
Ok
Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by Nobody: 6:45am On Jun 13, 2016
I'm always shivering...dunno why cry cry

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by gbaskiboy(m): 6:45am On Jun 13, 2016
Alright
Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by ComputerOperato: 6:46am On Jun 13, 2016
hmmmm
Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by dedons: 6:48am On Jun 13, 2016
Have Buhari ever been interviewed before?

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by iyyke(m): 6:51am On Jun 13, 2016
Monday morning. . front page tins.. dis week wil gonna be gud.. on de interviewer stuff.. I hve no experience yet... stil in skul. .
Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by iyyke(m): 6:51am On Jun 13, 2016
Monday morning. . front page tin.. dis week wil gonna be gud.. on de interviewer stuff.. I hve no experience yet... stil in skul. .
Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by budosky(m): 6:53am On Jun 13, 2016
If na guy, him go dey do like Bruce Lee... Buh him no sabi fight undecided undecided

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by victor247: 6:54am On Jun 13, 2016
God help all jobs seekers land their dream jobs

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by ikorodureporta: 6:54am On Jun 13, 2016
Anytime i notice tht frm an interviewer, i jst put them to where they belong to........ Havn't u walked out of an interview?

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by seunlayi(m): 6:56am On Jun 13, 2016
What a process

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by Welrez(m): 6:57am On Jun 13, 2016
Asking you questions on the minutest areas of your field !

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by frozenSun(m): 6:58am On Jun 13, 2016
i was at an interview one time and the stuwpid chic interviewing me would ask me a question and start pinging.
i would talk and wonder if she was even listening, she wouldn't even know when i had stopped talking.

worst interview ever.

I had to write a letter to the boss and thank him for tje opportunity while taking time to tell him what happened.

no be small call i get from the stuwpid lady some days later. she beg taya but too late cos the letter has been sent to the boss already.

I lost the job opportunity and she lost her job.

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by tsamson(m): 7:00am On Jun 13, 2016
smh
Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by Roidatom(m): 7:00am On Jun 13, 2016
Blue
That's the color of the sky.

You're not the only one oo.
They could be soo annoying sometimes.
Just become a Human Resource Person yourself to avoid such annoying scenarios.

Better still, learn a skill that will make them look for you for a job, and make them suffer too while they're at it. They will learn their lessons.

HR?

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by Highbhee(m): 7:01am On Jun 13, 2016
Only in niger.......ur Answer will determine your fate
Interviewer:Who was the First Minister Of Finance In Cameroon You:

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by laikas: 7:02am On Jun 13, 2016
some of the questiom they ask 60% of the interveiwers don't even know it, they had to browse or read about it the previous days before the interview

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by whizbee(m): 7:02am On Jun 13, 2016
I guess it all depends on the candidate's composure, don't make an impression that the job is the last resort you have else you'll be trampled upon, show confidence not pride and also, don't stuttering, stare at the HR face like you've got all it takes, HRs tends to show a know all attitude, prepare well for every question related and sometimes outside the job description using expertise English... Follow these and you'll be fine, HRs are not gods, you are.

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by kaffy4tope(m): 7:02am On Jun 13, 2016
dedons post=4652336
9:

Has Buhari ever been interviewed before?



Yes...when your role model was still in the creek looking for fish to catch. sad

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by 0955eb027(m): 7:05am On Jun 13, 2016
frozenSun:
i was at an interview one time and the stuwpid chic interviewing me would ask me a question and start pinging.
i would talk and wonder if she was even listening, she wouldn't even know when i had stopped talking.

worst interview ever.

I had to write a letter to the boss and thank him for tje opportunity while taking time to tell him what happened.

no be small call i get from the stuwpid lady some days later. she beg taya but too late cos the letter has been sent to the boss already.

I lost the job opportunity and she lost her job.
and that makes you fulfilled, shey?

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by veight(m): 7:06am On Jun 13, 2016
wailing:
I'm always shivering...dunno why cry cry



I know y..…...u scared

Next tym u shud try breathing in deep but slow for d next minute.....u'll see hw u stop shaking.

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by DLondonboiy: 7:07am On Jun 13, 2016
the females tend to ave big booobs.
I interviewed one like that..the boobs were asking me "why should we give you this job, instead of the 14 others outside?" the truth was that I wasn't seeing the woman's face. The boobs were literally talking to me, I swear.

Anyway, I later realized that the booobs interviewing me was attached to a woman who happened to have a face....that was after one old man -i dont even know what he was doing there- had shouted 'young man, what are you looking at?'

these companies shouldn't assign interviews to ladies with a lot of booobs...very bad.

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by AAhmdi(m): 7:08am On Jun 13, 2016
wailing:
I'm always shivering...dunno why cry cry

When this occurs always kind of seize your breath... This will help reduce tension
Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by Tmercy(m): 7:08am On Jun 13, 2016
laikas:
some of the questiom they ask 60% of the interveiwers don't even know it, they had to browse or read about it the previous days before the interview
lol they even read in ur presence
Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by eph12(m): 7:10am On Jun 13, 2016
Unless you have been to an interview outside the country I don't think you have the right to suggest it's a Nigerian thing. Just maybe it's almost a common practice.

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Re: 6 Annoying Things Nigerian Interviewers Do When Interviewing An Applicant by Francis95(m): 7:12am On Jun 13, 2016
am here to book space.

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