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Retail Category Development Manager Interview New York, NY

HR person surprised me when asking if I had my presentation

  ready when she took me to the interview room. I asked her what she was talking about, and she said her email had advised me that I'd need to create and present an catman example to my interviewers, and that I was supposed to have hard copies for them. (I subsequently checked my emails, and confirmed that there was no mention of a presentation). After the interviews, she told me that she double checked her records, and that this position did not require a presentation.

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My response to the HR person was that I'd not noticed anything in her email about a presentation, and that I could talk about anything they wanted based on my experience. I think the purpose of the question was to see how candidates respond under stress, and how easily they can rebound. The key is to not miss a beat or get flustered.

Interview Candidate on Nov 7, 2013

I have heard that before.. lot of companies like to throw you a curve just to see how you will respond…

Jayman on Nov 10, 2013

That sounds like a mind game.

Anonymous on Mar 22, 2017

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