this is a good offer? (IT related)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    Yup Locals do and will command less as they usually still live at home thus their expenses are less than most of the rest of us.

    As long as they earn enough for a nintendo ds and a decent spec pc to play warcraft etc on then they're usually happy
    Better than paying someone dearly enough and he still won't stop whining about this and that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by octarine:
    I have noticed that locals seem a little... uneasy at my interview style, particularly when I ask them about hobbies and interests.
    I don't want to hire someone boring, after all.
    Not sure if its a question they're used to thats all, I was interviewed by three different local hr guys for my current role and I was never asked that question.

    Thinking about it for all the other roles I've been interviewed for in HK I have never been asked that question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    Not sure if its a question they're used to thats all, I was interviewed by three different local hr guys for my current role and I was never asked that question.

    Thinking about it for all the other roles I've been interviewed for in HK I have never been asked that question.
    I always ask the evil questions >:->

    "So, your CV says that you're a good team player, can you give me some examples?"
    "It says here you have good communication skills - what was your favourite book as a child, give me a quick summary of the story, if you can".

    (If someone asked me questions like that I'd die!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    Not sure if its a question they're used to thats all, I was interviewed by three different local hr guys for my current role and I was never asked that question.

    Thinking about it for all the other roles I've been interviewed for in HK I have never been asked that question.
    Strange almost on 100% on the interviews I take when hiring (IT positions) ... I always ask such questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krypton:
    Strange almost on 100% on the interviews I take when hiring (IT positions) ... I always ask such questions.
    Guess the difference was that I was being interviewed by locals as opposed to expats.

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    Noooooo!! My thread is getting hijacked !!


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    hi Dimsumyumyum,
    I am a software engineer with over 8 years of experience and I am earning less than you.


  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by octarine:
    (If someone asked me questions like that I'd die!)
    I for one would love to be asked these kinds of questions! It's sort of like how Google does it - they look at people's work attitudes through what they do at their spare time.

    I've had a couple of interviews where I was asked canned technical questions that I swear I found online (MCSE maybe?) How's that supposed to test how well you perform?

    I'm also in IT btw.

    Dumsum, sorry for being OT