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Old 08-22-2012, 12:14 AM
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I've been through this a few times recently in interviews. The dead give away that they've already chosen another candidate is if they don't even ask to see any examples of your work if they haven't seen any yet. In more than one of the last few interviews I went to the interviewer did not ask to see my work and it was dead obvious that they were just trudging through the motions by holding up their end of the deal by appearing at the scheduled interview and giving you the run-down.

I remember my dead giveaway is when I showed up to the interview and let the receptionist know I was and the lady who I was there to interview with told the receptionist to tell me

"She wants to know if it would be ok if you came back tomorrow because she is tied up in a meeting"


My answer was......"I don't think so have a good day"
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:03 AM
 
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I don't appreciate this kind of thing. The teasing is best left for another time and place.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:48 AM
 
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Not knowing whether I am a college graduate or not when my resume was in front of his face before I came is kind of inexcusable don't you think?
Of course it is inexcusable. Just as applicants should be prepared in advance, so should the interviewer.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:46 AM
 
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Not knowing whether I am a college graduate or not when my resume was in front of his face before I came is kind of inexcusable don't you think?
It's possible that he was not the person originally supposed to be doing the interviews and as a result had no time to really look the resumes over.

It would have been a great opportunity to answer, "Yes, I completed my accounting degree last year at ABC College. My minor was in applied physics and I also took a concentration of classes in widget manufacturing."

Personally I think it's inexcusable that an applicant would be offended that I didn't have their life story memorized. They need to realize that filling a position is most likely not the most important thing on my plate at that moment, and it's not all about them. And those that don't understand that--well, they are the ones I don't hire.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:51 AM
 
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I remember my dead giveaway is when I showed up to the interview and let the receptionist know I was and the lady who I was there to interview with told the receptionist to tell me

"She wants to know if it would be ok if you came back tomorrow because she is tied up in a meeting"


My answer was......"I don't think so have a good day"
Shows inflexibility. You might have been the top candidate and there might have been an emergency in the company at that moment, it happens. I was supposed to do a second interview for someone a couple of weeks ago and at the last minute got a call about a $30M deal we're working on that I'm leading. That had to come first. The applicant was given the option of waiting an hour or coming back the next day. He very graciously offered to return the following day. He starts with us next Monday.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:53 AM
 
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I remember my dead giveaway is when I showed up to the interview and let the receptionist know I was and the lady who I was there to interview with told the receptionist to tell me

"She wants to know if it would be ok if you came back tomorrow because she is tied up in a meeting"


My answer was......"I don't think so have a good day"
Good one. You would save at least 1 hour for me then.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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The answer is easy: if the job is plum and pays plum or offers actual upward mobility, then yes, you come back the next day!

If the job is cr*p then of course not.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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Personally I think it's inexcusable that an applicant would be offended that I didn't have their life story memorized. They need to realize that filling a position is most likely not the most important thing on my plate at that moment, and it's not all about them. And those that don't understand that--well, they are the ones I don't hire.
Just like you (the employer) expect the applicants to know a certain amount about the company, you (the employer) should also know a little about the applicant before they arrived.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:39 PM
 
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Just like you (the employer) expect the applicants to know a certain amount about the company, you (the employer) should also know a little about the applicant before they arrived.
And like I said, sometimes the person who was supposed to do the interview gets called away for an emergency and someone else steps in at the last minute. Would the applicant prefer that they arrive and be told, "Never mind, we'll call you next week after Mary Smith gets done burying her mother."
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:41 PM
 
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I remember my dead giveaway is when I showed up to the interview and let the receptionist know I was and the lady who I was there to interview with told the receptionist to tell me

"She wants to know if it would be ok if you came back tomorrow because she is tied up in a meeting"


My answer was......"I don't think so have a good day"
Totally unprofessional.

Why would you schedule meeting with me and then schedule another meeting at the same time? I wasted my gas and time just to come here and find out you can't even interview me at the agreed upon time?

It would be just like scheduled meeting with two different clients at the same time. There's absolutely no excuse for that,and you may just lose the business of one or both clients as a result.

And even if it were an emergency meeting, the decent thing to do would have been to contact me before I came out of my way to their place of business and let me know something else came up and see if I wanted to reschedule the meeting. Or at the very least, someone else should have met with me instead during the scheduled time.

Does anyone have any class these days?
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