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Old 12-07-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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Before I go any further, I want to mention that I work for a gigantic non government organization that I am sure 99% of all Americans have heard of. I recently had a conversation with my coworkers about jobs and interviews. These coworkers of mine work often with hiring managers and often know what is going on during the job interview and etc. They told me that in many job interviews that were conducted that there was absolutely no intention to hire anyone they interviewed no matter how well the candidate performed in the interview or how strong the candidate's resume was. The hiring managers often already chose a person before the process began and were only conducting interviews because it was mandated by the organization and the government. Essentially, it was like the Rooney Rule only it applies to everyone not just minorities. I told them that this is quite cruel to the candidates and they agreed although they said there is nothing they can do about it.

In any case, to people who have been suffering from job rejections, don't always assume it is due to a bad interview or resume; in many cases it is because the hiring manager simply already chose someone before the job hiring process began.
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:58 PM
 
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Oh, definitely. I could give you many examples of this. It's unbelievable.
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:59 PM
 
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You have to understand that if you have an internal candidate that has demonstrated they can do the job effectively and has shown potential, they are going to have an advantage over an outsider.
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:23 PM
 
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You have to understand that if you have an internal candidate that has demonstrated they can do the job effectively and has shown potential, they are going to have an advantage over an outsider.
Well, they shouldn't waste a candidate's time on a futile interview that will end up nowhere. It also wastes the company's time as well and in my experience, I have had to delay some of my work because some of my coworkers weren't available since they were too busy interviewing candidates they had no intention of hiring.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:29 PM
 
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Well, they shouldn't waste a candidate's time on a futile interview that will end up nowhere. It also wastes the company's time as well and in my experience, I have had to delay some of my work because some of my coworkers weren't available since they were too busy interviewing candidates they had no intention of hiring.
Life doesn't work on what people "should" do. It sucks but that's life.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:35 PM
 
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I imagine that it may be true sometimes, just like employees who don't have any idea what they are talking about like to make things up and pass them off as fact.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:37 PM
 
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How did you get in the company in the first place? Think about it.

It didn't stop you from getting a job there.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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Sometimes, many times, interviewing and meeting people in the org when you don't get the job (and never would as they had their candidate) can provide huge dividends down the line. Three times I've been called and asked to apply for a position (and gotten two of them) after interviewing and being passed over for prior positions because I made a good impression when I did interview.
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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Usually, a referral from an internal person has a huge advantage over an outsider. Sometimes, they post the job and interview outside candidates to "follow rules" without any intention to hire them.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:14 PM
 
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Higher ed is the same way.
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