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Old 06-21-2013, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Is there anything people won't complain about?
His username explains it all.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: S. Florida
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i'd add spitting on it and throwing it back in their face! HOW DARE THEY!!!
LOL!!! Thanks for giving me a big chuckle this morning!
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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It used to mean that they were interested in you as a candidate. Now, I think that many executives hand them out to flaunt their titles.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Wow just wow.
Perhaps you can simply tear up the card right after the interviewer hands you one for a more dramatic effect.
Yeah most complain when they don't get cards, I guess he could stomp on it on the way out
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:41 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Maybe after reading these posts I should stop giving mine out. I do it at the beginning of the interview, so the candidate can refer to it and not have to worry about forgetting my name, hopefully putting them more at ease.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:51 PM
 
Location: here
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Is not it retarded to give someone a card so they can send you a thank you note while you have no intention of hiring them?
No, but your sentence structure is.

I've had to call back and ask for names and spellings so I could send a thank you note. I wish they'd handed me a card. If you don't want it, throw it away. Simple.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:54 PM
 
Location: here
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Is there anything people won't complain about?
Apparently not. I do see why some people are unemployed.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:25 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Maybe after reading these posts I should stop giving mine out. I do it at the beginning of the interview, so the candidate can refer to it and not have to worry about forgetting my name, hopefully putting them more at ease.

It seems you have to know people to get a job these days. That sucks! Well how am I supposed to network if I don't know anyone? Effing corporate America!
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:39 AM
 
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Ok, even in cases where I saw no interest in me whatsoever I still received a business card from the hiring manager. I always wondered why they bother. I will never call that person or be inclined to talk to them. Even if hired you frequently will never see that person again (or deal with them).

Last time, I sent a got business card and sent a thank you card was in '08. I went from $12/hr to $37.5k/year.

It is a 2nd chance to restate why you should be hired.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:48 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Ok, even in cases where I saw no interest in me whatsoever I still received a business card from the hiring manager. I always wondered why they bother. I will never call that person or be inclined to talk to them. Even if hired you frequently will never see that person again (or deal with them).

My experience has been that the interviewer only offers the business card if they are interested in you. If the interviewer is not interested then you have to ask for the card
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