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Old 12-13-2012, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Originally Posted by spotlesseden View Post
good at interview is important, but overrate. IF you are good or have connection, you don't need interview. I always like to turn it around, I try to interview them, i try to qualify them.
How's that working out for you?
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: USA
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Sometimes, you do everything right and there is just another applicant who is more qualified then you are.
Exactly. Or, the other applicant is a friend of a friend who knows the interviewer, and sometimes, that's all it takes.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: USA
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Respect goes two ways and anyone that does not understand/practice that is someone in which I would NOT want to work for.
Agreed. But with the job market being what it is today -- weak and still very thin on jobs -- employers know they can pick and choose. People are so desperate for jobs that they'll put up with abuse; employers recognize this and get away with it.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:08 PM
 
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You could have the best interviewing skills in the world ,but that doesn't matter today. Most companies are lazy and only want the experienced. It kills me how some retail center or grocery stores wants someone with at least 5 years of retail experience for the most basic job and little pay.

Just listen to one story. Some girl wasn't picked because she was texting prior to the interview??? That's very unfair to that girl.
thats what i hate, despise, loathe the most
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Subscribed! Will read soon.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:11 AM
 
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People can give off tells or warning signs about what kind of employee they are going to be at a first meeting. Texting your bff can wait till later. Save the stupid little personal conversations for some other time. Do you want the job or don't you? Companies want people who are focused and diligent. Why should a company hire you over someone else equally qualified who comes in and is totally focused on the business at hand while you are so busy with your personal life on your stupid phone?
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Albany, NY
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My point exactly.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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People can give off tells or warning signs about what kind of employee they are going to be at a first meeting. Texting your bff can wait till later. Save the stupid little personal conversations for some other time. Do you want the job or don't you? Companies want people who are focused and diligent. Why should a company hire you over someone else equally qualified who comes in and is totally focused on the business at hand while you are so busy with your personal life on your stupid phone?
People actually do that on interviews?

It's bad enough when people do that on dates, but interviews...really? Some people have no common sense, do they?
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Albany, NY
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I don't know what I'd say if they had said there was a TV in the waiting room and Jerry Springer was on!
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:58 PM
 
Location: USA
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People actually do that on interviews?

It's bad enough when people do that on dates, but interviews...really? Some people have no common sense, do they?
And then they wonder why they don't get the job.
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