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Old 08-17-2012, 07:36 AM
 
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I work for a government agency and our interviews are panel interviews. We are currently coming up on our review period and there is space there to list additional things outside of what our managers put. I want to ask to see if I can sit in on a panel. Would this be inappropriate? I wouldn't be in a position to have any input on their decision, but I just want to experience it from the other side.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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You can always ask, but me guess is they are going to tell you no for a number of reasons.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:06 PM
 
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I think that would be a bit odd. You just want to be a spectator and not have input?
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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I would love to have input, I just don't think they would care what I have to say. I'm not a manager, but our interviews are prepared well in advance and the questions are scored...there is a "right" answer...we can't coach or urge the applicants...they just say what they say and we move on. It's not that hard, but I'm sure very political.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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Wink bingo...

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I would love to have input, I just don't think they would care what I have to say. I'm not a manager, but our interviews are prepared well in advance and the questions are scored...there is a "right" answer...we can't coach or urge the applicants...they just say what they say and we move on. It's not that hard, but I'm sure very political.
and the reason is probably because your 'input' would make sense from a workers point of view, something managers lack is the absolute knowledge of how to make a dept work.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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I would say that you'd like to learn more about the Internal hiring process and other management level skills and ask you boss if you can shadow hI'm/her as they perform some of their tasks.
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