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Quote of the Week Wk/E13/01/17 January 15, 2017

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit.
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This will be a brief quote of the week as you know I can’t be bothered to blog anymore but this is a gem.  I had an interview last week; in with the Hiring Manager from Internal Audit and the chap from HR who was doing the HR recruiting.  Got to say, very pleasant people.  The Hiring Manager was reasonable, explained the role and team set up, expectations, etc. He posed the odd silly question but nothing insurmountable.  The HR chap nodded away as we talked about risk management, audit methodology, difficult situations, audits gone wrong, etc.

Eventually the interview wrapped up and I was escorted from the premises by the HR chap. Seeing all the staff sitting in rows under fluorescent light floor after floor didn’t inspire me but still. Anyway, as the HR chap and I walked to the exit, can you guess what he said? *And no, it wasn’t “here’s my phone number Big Boy”.)

“Most of that went over my head”.

So there you have it, cast iron proof that HR haven’t got a clue about professional* people and their skill-sets in an interview situation and how to evaluate them. Of course, this begs the question, why involve them in the interview process when they can’t (forgive the use of the phrase) ‘add-value’? I will leave it there.

* I use the term loosely where auditors are concerned.

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I was a bit cheeky recently and went for an interview. It wasn’t easy as the Interviewer had two pages of questions to select from and you knew there was going to be no mercy. There was a steady flow of random questions:
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Yet More Interview Questions November 29, 2013

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, Working Life in Britain.
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Interview questions are always popular on the blog, so without further ado. This week, Audit Monkey was subjected to a barrage of interview questions. Although I can not remember the vast majority, those that I can are reproduced here. Of course, these aren’t necessarily my actual answers. You, the reader will have to decide between fact or fiction!
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Interview Questions June 26, 2013

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Questions at interview always seem to be a big draw on the blog. So without further ado, here’s some true questions as posed to Audit Monkey at a recent interview with my answers and tips.

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