Bombed by interview at Facebook

New / Eng jIgG22
May 10 13 Comments

I think I badly bombed the Facebook interview, the interviewer asked me how I handled an abrasive person who did finger wagging. He kept prompting me to give example.
In my 20 years, I haven't had experience managing people that would do such extreme rude behavior, I have had shouting matches, slur in arguments but it has never crossed lines. Being customer facing , Mindfulness is something we practise actively. The arguments / differences never left the room. It was professional and disagree and commit was generally followed.
I have moved people to different teams and have tried hard to make them successful, and only let go folks as last option.
the interviewer was not happy that I didn't have a trigger happy finger.

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Google Livy
    interviewer's notes, in proper cursive handwriting: candidate was not experienced enough for managerial role due to lack of diversity in leadership stories
    May 10 0
  • Jet.com / Other
    gtfoorgtfo

    Jet.com Other

    PRE
    Starbucks
    gtfoorgtfomore
    You seem to have problems with making stuff up
    May 10 0
  • New QTdN03
    What on earth is finger wagging? Is this some west coast gang symbol or something?
    May 10 2
    • Google Livy
      it's pretending that your index is a dog's tongue
      May 10
    • New QTdN03
      Now I’m even more confused. If I saw someone pretending that their finger was a dog’s tongue, I’d probably call the looney farm!
      May 10
  • ICU Medical / Mktg
    user3.0

    ICU Medical Mktg

    BIO
    Trying my own thing but doing something for someone else. 🤷🏼‍♂️
    user3.0more
    You seem like a great leader. You are the type of people I'd like to meet.
    May 10 2
    • New / Eng jIgG22
      OP
      Thanks for the kind words
      May 10
    • ICU Medical / Mktg
      user3.0

      ICU Medical Mktg

      BIO
      Trying my own thing but doing something for someone else. 🤷🏼‍♂️
      user3.0more
      How or what did you do to get to your point? I'm curious to learn more about your story if possible.
      May 10
  • CenturyLink ml7hsg6
    It was a trick question. You didn’t bomb.
    May 10 1
    • New / Eng jIgG22
      OP
      I talked about frustrated team members that were exasperated however, listening to them and coaching them to be empathatic , putting themselves in the other persons shoes and finally finding creative ways to get stuff done. And delivering results is important.
      Firing people is not solution, changing their behaviors is the approach. training and bringing mindfulness at workplace goes long way.
      May 10
  • Verizon G.Jetson
    I've been blessed with good teams and good projects. When interviewers focus on bad teams and bad projects, perhaps it's a sign of their internal issues and a place to avoid.
    May 11 0
  • IBM tvB4gd7
    I’ve never heard of such a thing, that’s crazy. I really want to hear that you grabbed his finger and broke it.
    May 10 0
  • eBay
    seat

    eBay

    BIO
    Why did you click on me 😡
    seatmore
    It’s your fault. Admit it. You’re just too embarrassed to face failure.
    May 10 0

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