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Your interview bombed. Maybe it wasn't your fault. Maybe it was their fault. But if you have one interviewer distracted and not even worth worrying about showing you the common courtesy to leave before having another conversation, and a second interviewer is irritated (even if it is at the other person, and not irritated at your), then you have ...


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Does this reflect badly on the company or individual Bad here is entirely subjective; that's rather the crux of the issue. You seem to be approaching this from the angle of "I didn't like aspects of how they conducted this interview. Should I have expected them to explain or apologise for these aspects?". Consider another angle: "The ...


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Having an interview in an unusual setting is not necessarily a bad thing. I landed one of my most fulfilling jobs through an interview ad-lib conducted in public. I was scheduled for a job interview at a school in a foreign country. Travel arrangements were made. At my arrival and due to unforeseen circumstances, the headmaster was unable to conduct the ...


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Practice. I once had an interview for a programming job over lunch in a restaurant with two other people at our table and this was very distracting. The interviewers deliberately set the situation up and it adds another way of separating the candidates. You can practice this kind of situation by creating it yourself with friends. Take it slowly, concentrate ...


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An interview is a two way street. They checked you out. You checked them out. It seems their normal day to day operations is doing their jobs in environments full of distractions. I would not want to work there. You probably don't want that either. Good thing you had this interview, so you can put that application away and focus on the other ones. It might ...


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I have been to a lot of job interviews in my life. Sometimes the interviewers said weird things during the interview, and sometimes the interviewers had not read my CV beforehand. However, never was I denied the common courtesy of being interviewed in a quiet room with only me and the interviewers present. To deny you such a thing, I think, is just flat out ...


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There's certainly phycological possibilities (ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, etc). Certainly, all the changes to normalcy and near relentless repetition in life those changes have created due to COVID have messed up a bunch of us. Back in the day, if I needed to focus and do work, I would take my laptop or tablet to Starbucks and I'd be super productive. As we ...


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IMHO, this may be a symptom of a larger problem. Be true to yourself and see if this behavior pattern affects more than just your professional life. if yes, you may need a doctor, some illnesses affect concentration and can be hard to pinpoint. If not - this may be a symptom of burnout - and that is not good to be left untreated. Good luck and keep us posted ...


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There are a few possibilities here. Other people have mentioned the possibility of ADHD. I would also like to mention the possibility of an anxiety disorder (which can cause you to feel "paralyzed" in the face of starting a task) or depression (which can cause you to have low motivation and energy in general). I recommend seeing a good medical ...


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If I were your manager, tasked you with reading a paper, and then asked you to summarize the key points of the paper, and if you responded by telling me to "search the Internet or read some blogs" I would probably fire you on the spot. Maybe there is some context lost in your question, but the fundamental nature of the relationship between a ...


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I think your safe exit from this situation is to make clear to your manager that, while you agree that asking to you saves time for him, the time that you put in coaching him is time you cannot dedicate to other tasks related to your job. Preferably in written form. If he is fine with that, your back is covered: you are doing what he asks, and he cannot ...


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I find it hard to believe that your manager doesn't know what the word plausible means. I suspect that when he was asking you "what does plausible mean?" that what he was really asking is "what does plausible mean to you?". Like maybe he asked "can this be done?" and, instead of answering with a "yes or a "no" you ...


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It looks like your leader is trying his best to understands things he doesn't, and he most likely trust you enough to show this "weak" side of himself. I would see this as a great opportunity to help him learn things, everyone needs help from time to time. Now, I understands that this is time consuming. I'm guessing the conversation resulting to ...


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