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Old 08-09-2013, 09:09 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Some people even go so far as to send out "fake" job applications just to see if they get a response and solely to test whether their latest resumé is good. If they get a "hit" there's the absolute proof!


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Old 08-09-2013, 09:11 PM
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I have done this. I have even gone further and interviewed for positions that I had no intention of taking.

It is a great way to test your résumé format and polish your interview skills.

It's a shame she doesn't understand the purpose of doing that You get it
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:13 PM
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Not so much "animosity" as total disagreement with a time-wasting exercise - time-wasting for someone who's hiring. I doubt that anybody who's ever been either a business owner or someone responsible for hiring would feel differently for a heartbeat about someone using the application and interview process as purely a training exercise.

How is that any different than a company interviewing a applicant after the job has been filled????????????
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:59 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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How is that any different than a company interviewing a applicant after the job has been filled????????????
You are pretty much alone in believing this to be anything other than an anomaly.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:01 AM
 
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It's a shame she doesn't understand the purpose of doing that You get it
It's more of a shame that you can't be bothered to read and comprehend that, far from not understanding the PURPOSE of doing so, I simply disagree with such a practice for all the reasons carefully and simply stated.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:28 AM
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You are pretty much alone in believing this to be anything other than an anomaly.

So basically what you are saying is "It's ok for companies to play games and not the applicant????
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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i don't necessarily agree with her here, but i don't recall her saying it's ok for companies to play games either.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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So basically what you are saying is "It's ok for companies to play games and not the applicant????
Basically no. Please point out where I either said that or even inferred it.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:50 AM
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Basically no. Please point out where I either said that or even inferred it.


So when a company interviews a person knowing that the position is filled what is that called???
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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So when a company interviews a person knowing that the position is filled what is that called???
That isn't something even remotely close to any opinion I was expressing. Repeat: "Please point out where I either said that or even inferred it."

Maybe a better handle for you would be "Non Sequitur Nonpareil".
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