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Old 10-31-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Interviewing is a numbers game. We screen all people before we offer send a questionnaire. Based on the questionnaire we offer interviews. After that it becomes fair game. If you have been offered a interview it means you have met the qualifications.

Now it means it is your time to shine. If you do not blow me away or you are lackluster compared to the person before or after you, then that is your problem and not mine.

I am amazed when I interview how many people do not bring their A game and expect to get by with just the basics because of their experience.
And I'm always amazed how managers pick the best candidate based on something that has no relation to their daily job and then complain about it later when they don't get the best candidate. I've watched this again and again at my current job and always end up slapping my forehead at their stupidity.

This just really gets on my nerves as I am sick of having to work with lesser qualified BSers and it always causes more work for everyone else who have to clean up the after the idiot managers' hiring mess. I can't even begin to fathom how much money they wasted on this interview is everything BS that turns hiring into a high school popularity contest.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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And I'm always amazed how managers pick the best candidate based on something that has no relation to their daily job and then complain about it later when they don't get the best candidate. I've watched this again and again at my current job and always end up slapping my forehead at their stupidity.

This just really gets on my nerves as I am sick of having to work with lesser qualified BSers and it always causes more work for everyone else who have to clean up the after the idiot managers' hiring mess. I can't even begin to fathom how much money they wasted on this interview is everything BS that turns hiring into a high school popularity contest.

Ya, that is not how it works. Good interviewers and hiring managers see through the BS.
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Flo-Rida
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I also have to say that it's a numbers game. There are too many other unemployed people out there to compete with. In the metro area where I used to live, a new casino opened and was hiring for 600 positions. Only 60,000 people applied. 1 in 100 odds is pretty bad.
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:24 PM
 
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I also have to say that it's a numbers game. There are too many other unemployed people out there to compete with. In the metro area where I used to live, a new casino opened and was hiring for 600 positions. Only 60,000 people applied. 1 in 100 odds is pretty bad.
It may be some number game BEFORE you get to the interview. Once you are on the interview, you have already 1/3 way in. It all comes down to your interview skill.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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The interviewer has the upper hand. If they don't like your race, gender, age, sexual preference, appearance, etc then they will not choose you.

You should get a feeling of where you stand from the interview. Remember there are a lot of gatekeepers in a company. The receptionist, the HR person, the actual manager, etc. If you give the wrong vibe to one of them then it's all over. There's a lot of biasness in interviews and it's due to human nature. The interviewer might not like you because of your race, appearance, gender, sexual preference, etc. If the person interview does not like you for whatever reason then you're not getting the job. Practice on being charasmatic, extroverted, etc. I am shy person so this is my downfault. Everytime, i interview i review what transpired in the interview and try to improve on those areas. Did you smile, make good eye contact, ask industry related questions, make the inteviewer feel at ease, make small talk before and after the interview, build a good rapport with the receptionist, etc. Interviewing should be a job in itself. You have to sell yourself like a high end escort.

Interviewing is similar to dating, it's a numbers game. You have to approach a lot (interview a lot) in order to get experience when it comes to finally getting a date (job). Sometimes, you get lucky and approach the right person (job) and get a date (job offer) from your first try!

I am 27 but i look very young (17-21) which can sometimes create a problem when i interview.
I agree. Co-sign!
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:18 PM
 
Location: NYC
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a UPenn study showed that there is only a 0.14 correlation between the interview and job performance.

at my last two employers i cringed when attending interviews with my superiors because, to me at least, it was obvious that the interview was going to reveal little about how well a person performs.

think back to high school. the most social people with the most attractive personalities would probably do best in an interview because they have a high EQ and self-awareness of how they are coming across. but they would be far from the best when it comes to actual job performance.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:23 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Why Interviews Are a Waste of Time - ERE.net
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:34 PM
 
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a UPenn study showed that there is only a 0.14 correlation between the interview and job performance.

at my last two employers i cringed when attending interviews with my superiors because, to me at least, it was obvious that the interview was going to reveal little about how well a person performs.

think back to high school. the most social people with the most attractive personalities would probably do best in an interview because they have a high EQ and self-awareness of how they are coming across. but they would be far from the best when it comes to actual job performance.
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I wholeheartedly agree with this. Not only with hiring, but with promotions, I often seen people with high EQs get promoted and their low IQs cause them to be screw ups. For some federal government jobs, an interview is not required. They pick out the highest scorers on a skills test, look at their resumes, and choose the best people for training. If you do well during the training and practicum, then you're most likely a fit for the job. I wish all employers would do away with this psychobabble, pop psychology, pseudoscience BS that has even been proven by social scientists to be invalid and unreliable. Why use social science that is not even backed up by social scientists?
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:04 AM
 
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I wholeheartedly agree with this. Not only with hiring, but with promotions, I often seen people with high EQs get promoted and their low IQs cause them to be screw ups. For some federal government jobs, an interview is not required. They pick out the highest scorers on a skills test, look at their resumes, and choose the best people for training. If you do well during the training and practicum, then you're most likely a fit for the job. I wish all employers would do away with this psychobabble, pop psychology, pseudoscience BS that has even been proven by social scientists to be invalid and unreliable. Why use social science that is not even backed up by social scientists?
I'm sorry. I'm laughing. Have you ever gone to a government office and tried to accomplish something?

Those people are not motivated at all. You get the run around. They take their sweet time.
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:40 AM
 
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I'm sorry. I'm laughing. Have you ever gone to a government office and tried to accomplish something?

Those people are not motivated at all. You get the run around. They take their sweet time.
Maybe that's because most government jobs require an interview. Only a few skip the interview process.
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