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    • #175932
      Anonymous
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      >job interview asks for your favourite motivational book

      This just happened to me and I wasn’t sure how to take it since I don’t read crappy “20 AMAZING TRICKS FOR BEING MINDFUL” stuff
      Ended up saying the Sickness Unto Death by Kierkegaard and the interviewer just kind of went “huh….” Then scribbled a bit.

    • #175933
      Anonymous
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      >>job interview asks for your favourite motivational book
      Is this legal?

      • #175939
        Anonymous
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        I’ve had two interviews in the last month where they asked about books
        This one and another for a UX position asking about my favourite fiction book and favourite book on design

      • #175943
        Anonymous
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        why not? which book you mention is probably not even relevant, what they want to see is how you deal with a question you weren’t prepared for.

      • #175975
        Anonymous
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        >your honor, the defendant asked my client what books they like to read
        freaking lmao Americans are the gift that keeps on giving.

    • #175934
      Anonymous
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      You should have just told him that you don’t know how to read, and also that you identify as african (to lend legitimacy to being illiterate)
      Not only would you have gotten the job, you would have been setup in a management position after your first week there.

    • #175935
      Anonymous
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      >favourite motivational book
      Could’ve just named any old book, which I guess you did.
      I would’ve gone for the K&R C book second edition, personally.

    • #175936
      Anonymous
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      >your favourite motivational book
      "The Holy Bible"

      • #175941
        Anonymous
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        That’s my favourite fiction book

    • #175937
      Anonymous
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      Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

    • #175938
      Anonymous
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      Should have mentioned your favorite anime light novel instead.
      NGMI

    • #175940
      Anonymous
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      >My favorite motivational book? Mein Kampf.

    • #175942
      Anonymous
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      God OP, you’re a tard. Just say Turner Diaries next time and you will either save your time or you will be happy and you will like it.

    • #175944
      Anonymous
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      Mindsets by Carol Dweck is pretty good.
      She’s the top psychology in her area and the book is entirely woke af on scientific research.
      Her TED talk is a decent summary, but the book obviously goes more in depth.

      • #175946
        Anonymous
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        I don’t read books written by women except Wuthering Heights and Frankenstein

      • #175947
        Anonymous
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        top psychology researcher*

    • #175945
      Anonymous
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      My favourite is the sequel to just do it, "just dont do it"

    • #175948
      Anonymous
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      e-boita

    • #175949
      Anonymous
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      You could literally say Harry Potter or any "shonen" type children’s book with a main character who has to make friends and pass several obstacles to reach his objective. Most millennial/zoomer HR girls love that shit and, even if they didn’t, they would look like poopyholes if they disagreed on such simple stuff that resonates with the child inside us.

      You guys are so freaking autistic, it physically hurts to read these threads sometimes.

      • #175950
        Anonymous
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        I’m not going to say it when its clearly a lie, especially if they try to talk about Harry Potter with me

        • #175951
          Anonymous
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          What the fuck did you even read when you were a kid/teen? Don’t you have any hero type books in your childhood?

          • #175953
            Anonymous
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            I read non fiction, pulp novels like Conana, LOTR, and sci-fi stuff like Dune

            • #175954
              Anonymous
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              LotR is literally a teen/adult fairy tale, with all of the common hero elements. It should be more than enough. Was that so hard?

              • #175960
                Anonymous
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                Because I’m not a child and fantasy stories don’t really have much of an impact on my life.

                • #175962
                  Anonymous
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                  >What did you read when you were a child
                  >I’m not a child
                  I don’t think you can read at all.

                  • #175965
                    Anonymous
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                    He was born and will die st his current age

                  • #175972
                    Anonymous
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                    I can’t really say they were big motivators in my life.
                    If I had more time to think, probably the books I can say stood out the most for me in my childhood were After Man, Expedition, and All Tomorrows

    • #175952
      Anonymous
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      >interviewer asks for your favourite Harry Potter quote and how it influenced your life.

      • #175955
        Anonymous
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        >"Scared, Potter?"
        >It influenced my life by providing the punchline to a meme I saw yesterday, which induced some hilarity in me but not enough to make me laugh or alter my facial expression.

        • #175959
          Anonymous
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          >dumbledore said calmly
          >it made me accepted by /tv/

      • #175956
        Anonymous
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        >I liked the part when he stretched his legs

      • #175958
        Anonymous
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        something something solar plexus

      • #175963
        Anonymous
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        >DEH!

        Because it really made me think about how after so many adventures they couldn’t just cast themselves out of the dullest franchise in the history of movie franchises? Seriously each episode following the boy wizard and his pals from Hogwarts Academy as they fight assorted villains has been indistinguishable from the others. Aside from the gloomy imagery, the series’ only consistency has been its lack of excitement and ineffective use of special effects, all to make magic unmagical, to make action seem inert.

        Perhaps the die was cast when Rowling vetoed the idea of Spielberg directing the series; she made sure the series would never be mistaken for a work of art that meant anything to anybody?just ridiculously profitable cross-promotion for her books. The Harry Potter series might be anti-Christian (or not), but it’s certainly the anti-James Bond series in its refusal of wonder, beauty and excitement. No one wants to face that fact. Now, thankfully, they no longer have to.

        a-at least the books were good though

        "No!" The writing is dreadful; the book was terrible. As I read, I noticed that every time a character went for a walk, the author wrote instead that the character "stretched his legs."

        I began marking on the back of an envelope every time that phrase was repeated. I stopped only after I had marked the envelope several dozen times. I was incredulous. Rowling’s mind is so governed by cliches and dead metaphors that she has no other style of writing. Later I read a lavish, loving review of Harry Potter by the same Stephen King. He wrote something to the effect of, "If these kids are reading Harry Potter at 11 or 12, then when they get older they will go on to read Stephen King." And he was quite right. He was not being ironic. When you read "Harry Potter" you are, in fact, trained to read Stephen King.

        • #175964
          Anonymous
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          didn’t read lol

        • #175967
          Anonymous
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          >movie franchises
          scrote

        • #175970
          Anonymous
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          >no image
          7/10

    • #175957
      Anonymous
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      You should have answered that you do not read motivational books.

      I say
      >I do not read motivational books, want to know what really motivated me however ?
      >Reading the GNU coding standards !
      If she asks more and why :
      >Because I utterly hate the java style curly brace formatting and literally go totally to the GNU curly brace formatting !

    • #175961
      Anonymous
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      >I don’t read motivational books. Only fiction light novels

    • #175966
      Anonymous
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      when they cry i guess

      • #175969
        Anonymous
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        >Asks you who is the author

    • #175968
      Anonymous
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      I read how to win friends and influence people or whatever but stopped a third of the way through because I thought the book should’ve been called "how to be a cuck and sniff other peoples’ farts"

    • #175971
      Anonymous
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      Say no more.

    • #175973
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >have a new interview for a job
      >actually just recon on the job market
      >am actually really satisfied with current job, don’t want new one
      >hear from the HR girl that most of programmers are Serbs
      >hear from the HR girl that owner is Serb
      >I am a Croatian
      >my dad fought in the war of independance and told me all the bad stuff Serbs did to us
      >flip the freaking table on the HR girl
      >tell her I want an absurd amount of money
      >ask her the bullshit questions they ask us ie "What would you say is the biggest flaw in your company" bullshit
      >bully her into felling like shit

      I am so happy I didn’t hear from them, honestly if I wasn’t such a jerk I would get a freaking big pay raise but the job sounded boring as fuck and I hate Serbs (they’re garden gnomes of Slavic countries).

      • #175974
        Anonymous
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        >Balkanoid seething on any random topic

        GG though

    • #175976
      Anonymous
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      >interviewer asks if he can see my twitter account to see which tech evangelists I’m following
      >half the accounts I’m following are JAV actresses and start to panic
      >drop the spaghetti for the rest of the interview

      • #175977
        Anonymous
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        >interviewer asks for my Tik Tok account
        “Uh, I don’t use tik tok
        >asks for my Instagram account
        “Haha…. Uh I d-don’t have instagram”
        >asks for my twitter
        “yea umm… heh I don’t have twitter either…..”

        • #175978
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Do the really reject people woke af on lack of social media?

        • #175981
          Anonymous
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          Yes, HR teams are run by women who judge people entirely woke af off their social media presence.

    • #175979
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Sickness Unto Death by Kierkegaard
      Too woke af for LULZ.
      Also I guess you could’ve just went for the more "normie friendly" Meditations by Mark Golden or idk, some biography of a midly famous person or something.
      I doubt they’d seriously check that.

      • #175980
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I wanted to say something that was at least motivational to me
        Idk any “business” or tech motivation books though

    • #175982
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >>job interview asks for your favourite motivational book
      Das Kapital

      • #175983
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >job interview
        looks like it’s shit at motivating

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