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You’re the Self-Starter, Twisted Self-Starter, Again January 29, 2016

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, Working Life in Britain.
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I’ve updated my earlier ‘Self Starter’ post and added some further interview questions which I had omitted.  The list of questions is for my benefit as it will assist interview preparation in the future. Of course, it will also help the competition but still.

Sour Grapes November 19, 2013

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit.
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One of the latest whizzes in recruit is providing feedback on the interview process. Of course, the outcome of the interview will have a bearing on whether the feedback is favourable. So without further ado, here is the feedback I provided to an employer. You will probably gather the interview went South and should any of the interviewers read this, Audit Money will be unmasked, Nevertheless.

Quote of the Week – W/E 23 July 2010 July 25, 2010

Posted by Audit Monkey in Quote of the Week, The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, Working Life in Britain.
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This week’s quote comes from the author of this blog.  The following episode will provide humongous clues as to who Audit Monkey is within the London Internal Audit industry but hey ho, this was an unforgettable moment. (more…)

More Recruitment Woe April 14, 2010

Posted by Audit Monkey in Working Life in Britain.
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I don’t mind going to interviews when there is a reasonable opportunity to be offered the role and I’m not going to be the victim of class, nepotism or favouritism towards the internal candidate. Oddly, I’m completely honest with my curriculum vitae as I don’t wish to be offered the job, accept and placed into an awkward situation where I am unable to perform the role.  Also it saves a lot of faffing about travelling to interviews, being asked repetitive questions, etc.

So when you are interviewed by an employer, one would hope that they have had the opportunity and time to review the candidates’ resumes and draw appropriate conclusions as to who would be the most appropriate individuals to be invited to interview.  By analogy, I wouldn’t expect to be hired to build a nuclear power plant on the basis that I’ve heard and read about Chernobyl.

Well, we seem to have had a melt-down today.  The employer clearly wanted a technical specialist with specific industry knowledge to bridge a gap.  Sadly I was unable to fill the hole but surely close inspection of my curriculum vitae would have revealed this?  I wouldn’t mind but I didn’t even get asked the infamous ‘strengthens and weaknesses’ question…