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Old 08-22-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: The City That Never Sleeps
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However in some jobs, the candidate has to take customers to a meal in their car. I wouldn't want to hire someone who had to clean a space so a customer could get in.
Of course.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: On The Road Full Time RVing
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OK, I finally got a Human Resources person to tell me why I was not hired into a job that I put so much effort into the application process. I put together lots of supplemental information; tried to create a link between the job description and my background and studied lots of interview books.

So here is the reason they said I was not hired: Likability. They did not like me.

Is this a good reason? I was hired to work not put on a coffee party, right?

I was interviewed for an Office Manager job.
They do not have to give you any reason for not hiring you.

But I do know one thing for sure and that is they did not want you,
so look somewhere else.

Hope you find a job ! ! !
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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That completely not true. I am a very neat and tidy person. I shower twice a day. I have often been accused of being a neat freak at work and will often clean my office space, including company kitchens and common space. I am the employee that scrubs the cube frames and dusts on top of the office clock and artwork. My house is daily clean considering I have two kids and three dogs.

My car on the other hand is a complete wreck. My boyfriend has threatened to have trash service pickup directly from the car. It is called having kids and dogs. The dogs lick the windows and the kids drag everything into the car. I do not waste more than 2-3 weekends a year cleaning the car.

Your generalization is complete bull.
That's flat out gross that you let garbage build up in your car for months at a time. Just take 15 seconds to grab the empty containers and other refuse and toss it as you get out each time. Or put a trash bag into the backs eat and toss it once a week. We're not talking hours of professional detailing, we're talking basic cleanliness and living conditions.

I have a big dog as well, I spent 45 seconds with Windex and a paper towel to get the worst of it off the windows after we get back home.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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It is silly.

I suppose next they're going to demand a tour of my bedroom just to land a job.

It's an invasion of privacy, and what I do in my private life should have absolutely no bearing on my professional work.
If this is what you honestly think, then you are going to struggle to find work your entire life.

What you do in your private life is a reflection of your personality, and a person's personality matters a lot in a job. Tell me - suppose you were hiring someone, and it was down to two candidates, both equally qualified as far as on the job skills went. One kept an extremely neat house, was well groomed, never kept piles of trash in his/her car and the other was a slob. Which would you hire?
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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If this is what you honestly think, then you are going to struggle to find work your entire life.

What you do in your private life is a reflection of your personality, and a person's personality matters a lot in a job. Tell me - suppose you were hiring someone, and it was down to two candidates, both equally qualified as far as on the job skills went. One kept an extremely neat house, was well groomed, never kept piles of trash in his/her car and the other was a slob. Which would you hire?
Unless you are hiring for high security government clearance jobs, in the real world you don't know what their house is like, so you will have to use other criteria. Flip a coin if they are both equally qualified.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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However in some jobs, the candidate has to take customers to a meal in their car. I wouldn't want to hire someone who had to clean a space so a customer could get in.
Finally a bona fide reason for caring about a candidate's car to the point where it affects a hiring decision. No, I would not want a company representative driving the customers around in a rolling trash heap!
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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Tell me - suppose you were hiring someone, and it was down to two candidates, both equally qualified as far as on the job skills went. One kept an extremely neat house, was well groomed, never kept piles of trash in his/her car and the other was a slob. Which would you hire?
I wouldn't care what they did in their private life. It's irrelevant to me.

As long as they can prove they'll perform well on the job, that's all that matters to me.

I'll just make it clear in their contract that in the event they do something I dislike that it's grounds for immediate dismissal.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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I wouldn't care what they did in their private life. It's irrelevant to me.

As long as they can prove they'll perform well on the job, that's all that matters to me.

I'll just make it clear in their contract that in the event they do something I dislike that it's grounds for immediate dismissal.
You didn't answer the question. If the candidates were equal in all other areas, which would you hire?
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:38 PM
 
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I wouldn't care what they did in their private life. It's irrelevant to me.

As long as they can prove they'll perform well on the job, that's all that matters to me.

I'll just make it clear in their contract that in the event they do something I dislike that it's grounds for immediate dismissal.

You can argue till your face is blue but you aren't going anywhere unless you drop you ego and learn some interview skill and how to work.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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All I want to say is that this thread has been highly entertaining! Please, carry on!

For the record, while I think its a bit much to purposefully try to look into a person's car (sorry, but no stranger is walking me back to my car and its military grade clean, believe that), I do believe certain habits and traits give insight into a person's personality and priorities. Should they be used in the hiring process? I, again, have to go with "depends on the job."
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