10 IT Job Interview Phrases To Make You Run
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IW Pick
User Rank: Strategist
9/3/2014 | 4:21:32 PM
Great collection
A variation: We're looking for an "energetic" fill-in-the-blank. Translation: We're going to work you to death and then some!
David Wagner
David Wagner,
User Rank: Strategist
9/3/2014 | 12:10:30 PM
Re: Run Fast or Sign Up
@jastroff- Yup, sometimes the red flags are worth ignoring. And sometimes drama can be fun for a few months. :)

You're also right that for me the "strong perosnalities" one is one of the worst. I'm a strong personality. I can handle it. But I'm not a jerk to my coworkers. I don't think people would describe me that way when talking about the team.
User Rank: Ninja
9/3/2014 | 10:40:43 AM
Run Fast or Sign Up
@dave -- I've heard all of these and signed up anyway if I thought it was interesting enough and paid well. Sad, but true. It's a good collection of red flags, and notice how many of them require the candidate to reply in the affirmative, or weave a narrative of how you will measure up, solve the problem, or whatever. It all sounds silly since you don't have the job yet.

This is the one that always get my attention --  "We have some strong personalities here." I've learned that this means lots of people don't get along, lots of bullies, and they are not collaborative, to say the least.
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