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Old 09-12-2012, 10:30 PM
 
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He did all the little things right, but was informed yesterday that he didn't get the job. It just goes to show you that competition remains stiff out there, and all you can do to better your odds is apply for more jobs.
Same thing happened to my cousin. She had three rounds of interviews, which makes it all the more frustrating. Nothing worse than coming in as the runner-up and walking away empty-handed.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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3 interviews for what? fast food? You have to do 3 for seasonal jobs. Ish is crazy in this country. People don't even realize what they are doing. You, the OP wonder why people can't find work? It's because of what employers are doing. The new job hunting process is bologna.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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The new job hunting process is bologna.
A little cheese and whine with that, perhaps?
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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3 interviews for what? fast food? You have to do 3 for seasonal jobs. Ish is crazy in this country. People don't even realize what they are doing. You, the OP wonder why people can't find work? It's because of what employers are doing. The new job hunting process is bologna.
No, it was actually an account coordinator position at an ad agency. Those tend to be super competitive.

With so many applicants for so few positions, things are crazy out there right now.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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That doesn't justify what employers are doing. I have a prepaid cell phone with a fresh number. If it ever rings, I know exactly who it is.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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I interview people as part of my job.
Three points, which have been brought up, that I would like to reiterate for those going through interviews:
1. Confidence. If you are not confident in yourself, how can you expect others to be confident in you?
2. Act professional. No matter the job you are interviewing for, it is always better to err on the side of professionalism. I once interviewed a young man who walked in looking like he just came in from the nightclub. I then interviewed a young man who came in with a suit and a smile. They had very similar qualifications and skill sets. Guess who I hired?
3. Learn as much about the job as you can. You won't believe this -- or perhaps you will -- but I would say at least 30% of the people I have interviewed didn't know the title of the position they were interviewing for. Common sense would dictate that one should know this, right? (This is also a question I often sneak into interviews.)

I hope this helps.
Best of luck.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Exactly!

I suppose, according to some here, it is all of their fault for not getting the job.
Not really. If one person did not get the job and someone else did, it just means that the latter candidate was a better candidate for the position.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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It just goes to show you that competition remains stiff out there, and all you can do to better your odds is apply for more jobs.
Eh....it depends. Just applying for more jobs may not always work. In some fields, the key may be zeroing in on those positions for which one has the best fit.

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That doesn't justify what employers are doing.
You mean trying to find the best possible candidate to fill a position? How dare they!
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:52 PM
 
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Not really. If one person did not get the job and someone else did, it just means that the latter candidate was a better candidate for the position.
Unless it's a case of cronyism or nepotism, which is quite common nowadays.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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Yes tober. In my opinion more employers should be hiring not coming up with more ways to dupe people.
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