U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment > Job Search
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-15-2012, 02:51 PM
 
9,228 posts, read 18,946,449 times
Reputation: 22160

Advertisements

and we are shocked that people would wear flip flops to a job interview! sheesh!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-15-2012, 03:13 PM
 
3,083 posts, read 4,658,637 times
Reputation: 3524
Quote:
Originally Posted by TracySam View Post
and we are shocked that people would wear flip flops to a job interview! sheesh!
I actually had several interviewers come in wearing shorts. This was at a straight as an arrow engineering firm, too, not a Google or Apple type environment. How inappropriate is that?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2012, 10:53 PM
FBJ
 
Location: Tall Building down by the river
39,615 posts, read 50,320,986 times
Reputation: 9451
It's been said in many articles you should ask this question but I was always too afraid too-lol So I would add this question to the list

"Why is the position open"



I would never want to ask that at the end of the interview
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2012, 10:56 PM
 
24,503 posts, read 35,449,149 times
Reputation: 12833
Quote:
Originally Posted by TVandSportsGuy View Post
It's been said in many articles you should ask this question but I was always too afraid too-lol So I would add this question to the list

"Why is the position open"

I would never want to ask that at the end of the interview
An good interviewer should really explain that to you in the beginning.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2012, 11:10 PM
FBJ
 
Location: Tall Building down by the river
39,615 posts, read 50,320,986 times
Reputation: 9451
Quote:
Originally Posted by NJBest View Post
An good interviewer should really explain that to you in the beginning.

As a unemployed person I don't think I need to know why it's open, just be glad it is and try to get it. LOL


I guess that is a question a employed can ask.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2012, 11:36 PM
 
24,503 posts, read 35,449,149 times
Reputation: 12833
Quote:
Originally Posted by TVandSportsGuy View Post
As a unemployed person I don't think I need to know why it's open, just be glad it is and try to get it. LOL


I guess that is a question a employed can ask.
That makes sense.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-16-2012, 05:18 AM
 
Location: right here
4,131 posts, read 4,779,740 times
Reputation: 4868
Quote:
Originally Posted by TVandSportsGuy View Post
It's been said in many articles you should ask this question but I was always too afraid too-lol So I would add this question to the list

"Why is the position open"



I would never want to ask that at the end of the interview

I would phrase it differently but I've asked this question numerous times..and trust me it's one of the best questions to ask...the response can be "our company is growing" to "well we have had several candidates that haven't fit with the office culture." This translates to " the boss is a complete jackass and no one can work with him/her.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-16-2012, 12:01 PM
FBJ
 
Location: Tall Building down by the river
39,615 posts, read 50,320,986 times
Reputation: 9451
Quote:
Originally Posted by dnvrsoul View Post
I would phrase it differently but I've asked this question numerous times..and trust me it's one of the best questions to ask...the response can be "our company is growing" to "well we have had several candidates that haven't fit with the office culture." This translates to " the boss is a complete jackass and no one can work with him/her.

I just think it's very risky for someone to ask who is unemployed and 2 months away from receiving no more UC

If you are already working and have something to fall back on then it's problem not a issue.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-16-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
2,953 posts, read 8,628,241 times
Reputation: 3211
Quote:
Originally Posted by TVandSportsGuy View Post
I just think it's very risky for someone to ask who is unemployed and 2 months away from receiving no more UC

If you are already working and have something to fall back on then it's problem not a issue.
No, it shows initiative and also concern about job security. If they tell you we're just trying this position out, or that its totally new, you have to make your decision based on that info. If they tell you, so and so left on maternity and isn't coming back, or, the person in that position got promoted. All good reasons.

I would definitely respect any person that asked that question. I've asked it myself, as it is recommended to show interest in the company and job. Opens the door to if the other person got fired, what they did wrong too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-17-2012, 05:03 AM
 
Location: right here
4,131 posts, read 4,779,740 times
Reputation: 4868
Quote:
Originally Posted by TVandSportsGuy View Post
I just think it's very risky for someone to ask who is unemployed and 2 months away from receiving no more UC

If you are already working and have something to fall back on then it's problem not a issue.
I understand...it's completely up to the person...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment > Job Search
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top