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Old 08-31-2010, 06:59 PM
 
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Yeah, I thought that was odd........even more odd, the interview was at 6am
That is insane. How could the person doing the interview keep that many people straight?

Shouldn't be more than four or five candidates.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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You have to be better than the other 38.

Someone got that job, so someone was able to compete against the others.

They could have went with one of the last people who interviewed. Not the best person for the job.

When you interview that many people(and they start as early as 6am) people start to "blend together".

Even if someone took notes on the candidates, with that many people they can't keep them straight.

They most likely went with #35 who interviewed at 4:15pm.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:49 PM
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I just received an email from another job I interviewed for. I got declined the job but the email stated, they interviewed 39 people.


How can you compete against that many people?


I don't think you can.


The email didn't need to include that dumb crap about 39 people. All it had to say was you wasn't selected
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:57 PM
 
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The email didn't need to include that dumb crap about 39 people. All it had to say was you wasn't selected
Insightful.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:02 PM
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Insightful.
I think it also falls into the category of "creative rejection" By incuding the 39 people he wouldn't bad about not getting the job.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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You have to be better than the other 38.

Someone got that job, so someone was able to compete against the others.
Not necessarily. Employers frequently interview and never hire any of the applicants. This company sounds like it has just this kind of poor management, so I think it's quite likely they interviewed all these people and nobody got the job.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:51 PM
 
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They could have went with one of the last people who interviewed. Not the best person for the job.

When you interview that many people(and they start as early as 6am) people start to "blend together".

Even if someone took notes on the candidates, with that many people they can't keep them straight.

They most likely went with #35 who interviewed at 4:15pm.
Thanks for saying that...........I started to respond to that post but I did not have the energy to do so.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:59 PM
 
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Thanks for saying that...........I started to respond to that post but I did not have the energy to do so.

Your welcome. I have read your threads about your job and I think you got a raw deal at that halfway house.

In regards to this interview, they weren't interested in hiring the best person.

Unless they have multiple positions they waste everyone's time when they interview that many people.

Keep your chin up.
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:22 AM
 
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Ron it's about time you got your Ph.D in business administration from Harvard. Just maybe someone will hire you then. j/k
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:43 AM
 
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Ron it's about time you got your Ph.D in business administration from Harvard. Just maybe someone will hire you then. j/k
LOL..........I really want my PhD...I just have to decide if I want to commit the 5 years.

I need to decide what I am going to do, because I am not gettingt any younger.


I need to have a good sit down with a Career advisor at a University so I can way my options.
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