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Old 08-22-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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OP, I highly suggest you to go and practice. I find that when I don't go to interview for too long, I get rusty with my interview skills.

Besides, you don't know if you like the job or not until you go through the interview.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: The City That Never Sleeps
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This is crap!

Some recruiters may do this but not a company's HR department. They have no time for that.
Really?? Says who? Maybe your HR. Not around here in NYC.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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Really?? Says who? Maybe your HR. Not around here in NYC.
Give me a real life example please.

Just to interview candidates? Unless you hire them, you really don't know if your assessment on the candidate is corrector not. If not, what is the point? Practice what? Plain talking? If yes, how do you prove it?

This is totally pointless and I can't imagine anybody would dream this up and do it. I can't imagine someone would think an HR department would do this either.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Give me a real life example please.

Just to interview candidates? Unless you hire them, you really don't know if your assessment on the candidate is corrector not. If not, what is the point? Practice what? Plain talking? If yes, how do you prove it?

This is totally pointless and I can't imagine anybody would dream this up and do it. I can't imagine someone would think an HR department would do this either.
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The larger local engineering company where I learned that: the automated resume filter system was set up to screen out ALL applicants... the engineering manager was infuriated when he learned this and demanded to interview some candidates. I made it to the on-site, which was a 4-hour tour of the entire facility where I basically saw and met everyone of importance... after being told, "Well, all the other jobs we've been posting for the past 1.5 years have been fake, but THIS TIME we're going to hire somebody!" - guess what? They didn't hire anyone! Right...
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: DFW
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This is crap!

Some recruiters may do this but not a company's HR department. They have no time for that.
I'm not saying this practice is widespread but it does happen. Plus, you advocate doing interviews for practice anyways (from what I gather from your site.)
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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Even if it is a job that I only have a remote interest in, I"ll usually accept an invite for an interview. If I am unemployed or looking for a better job, why wouldn't I take at least a chance to learn a little bit through the interview. Usually, the final part of an interview in which the interviewer gives me the opportunity to ask questions tells me if I still want to pursue this position or not. If I am not interested after that interview, I will let them know right away so they don't waste time setting up either an offer or another interview.

My advice is to take the interview, but if, after the interview, you don't see yourself in that position, let them know right away. I have yet to meet an interviewer who reacted negatively when, at the end of the interview, I told them that I would pursue other opportunities. Remember, an interview is a two-way street; not only is the interviewer gauging you to see if you are a good fit, but you are also examining the company to see if they are a good fit for you.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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Please note the sentence "I was told..."
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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I'm not saying this practice is widespread but it does happen. Plus, you advocate doing interviews for practice anyways (from what I gather from your site.)
I don't doubt it exists but to imply it is generally practiced is dumb.

I do advocate attending interviews for practice. I didn't learn all that through writing posts on forums. It's all from the field.
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