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Old 09-04-2010, 10:44 PM
 
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Make an impression.

Research on the company, and come across as assured.
And all 38 people researched the company because all 38 read the job hunting advice on the 'net.

I don't mean to be a wise-guy, just tired (long, but productive day) and finishing computer projects for the night. Makes me somewhat snippy, but getting things done at least. yay.
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Out of curiosity, what was the position or line of work? Many posters are saying that interviewing 39 is a lot, maybe for the professional world it is, but I can think of a few industries where this number would be the norm. Also, where they looking to fill only one position, or many? The OP doesn't say.

You also have to keep in mind that with the large number of college grads these days willing to work for peanuts, employers now have the luxury to cherry pick applicants.

It is also possible that the company received hundreds of applications/resumes. My room mate has been looking for work over the past month and a good amount of jobs she has applied to received in excess of 300+ applications for one position. Is it not possible that with such a high number of applicants that more than twelve would be qualified?

Sounds reasonable to me.
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:47 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Out of curiosity, what was the position or line of work? Many posters are saying that interviewing 39 is a lot, maybe for the professional world it is, but I can think of a few industries where this number would be the norm. Also, where they looking to fill only one position, or many? The OP doesn't say.

You also have to keep in mind that with the large number of college grads these days willing to work for peanuts, employers now have the luxury to cherry pick applicants.

It is also possible that the company received hundreds of applications/resumes. My room mate has been looking for work over the past month and a good amount of jobs she has applied to received in excess of 300+ applications for one position. Is it not possible that with such a high number of applicants that more than twelve would be qualified?

Sounds reasonable to me.

No company is interviewing 39 pople for one position.. It was a obvious lie
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: The City That Never Sleeps
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Why can't they take the 39 people, review the resumes again and narrow it down to, say, 10 people? Isn't that more productive? Because it sounds to me that they aren't very experienced at narrowing down or recruiting or what have you. It's not productive to interview so many.You can get confused later. How do you successfully retain the interviews of 39? Do you tape each one?
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: The City That Never Sleeps
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Maybe they're exaggerating and trying to inflate themselves?
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:33 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Why can't they take the 39 people, review the resumes again and narrow it down to, say, 10 people? Isn't that more productive? Because it sounds to me that they aren't very experienced at narrowing down or recruiting or what have you. It's not productive to interview so many.You can get confused later. How do you successfully retain the interviews of 39? Do you tape each one?

Because they never interviewed 39 people they just included that in the letter to make the OP feel better about not getting the job.
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:46 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Originally Posted by K-Luv View Post
Out of curiosity, what was the position or line of work? Many posters are saying that interviewing 39 is a lot, maybe for the professional world it is, but I can think of a few industries where this number would be the norm. Also, where they looking to fill only one position, or many? The OP doesn't say.

You also have to keep in mind that with the large number of college grads these days willing to work for peanuts, employers now have the luxury to cherry pick applicants.

It is also possible that the company received hundreds of applications/resumes. My room mate has been looking for work over the past month and a good amount of jobs she has applied to received in excess of 300+ applications for one position. Is it not possible that with such a high number of applicants that more than twelve would be qualified?

Sounds reasonable to me.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:48 PM
 
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Because they never interviewed 39 people they just included that in the letter to make the OP feel better about not getting the job.
If that's why the told me that than they could have saved themselves the email.
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:11 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.
Totally feel your pain. I have had similar interviews. One where they said they were interviewing 25 people, another where they were interviewing 5 people a day for two weeks. In my field, there are minimum wage jobs with 800 applications.

I really, really need a new career.
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:18 PM
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Totally feel your pain. I have had similar interviews. One where they said they were interviewing 25 people, another where they were interviewing 5 people a day for two weeks. In my field, there are minimum wage jobs with 800 applications.

I really, really need a new career.

800??? That sounds wacko, I would never compete for a minimum wage job
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