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Old 11-30-2015, 12:56 AM
 
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I have interviewed companies where I took just as much time to ask questions as they did of me. Interestingly enough in almost case where I did interview them, they made an offer to me.
Because this is how interviews are done... the other posts saying otherwise just shows that they don't go to interviews but let's themselves get interrogated. Look how many posts there are on interviews being short. They are short because they couldn't turn it into an interview and just went to answer questions and left
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:05 PM
 
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Be careful ask too many probing questions and you will branded trouble. Ask the non-negotiable questions when you get the offer.
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:30 PM
 
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I am frustrated and defeated by this whole experience. I have been applying for jobs, I hate that employers have the upper hand in this game. I keep getting generic emails, we reviewed your qualifications and have decided to go with a candidate that more closely matches our qualifications, blah, blah, blah. Such bull****. FML!
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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I hate that employers have the upper hand in this game.
It's not an even playing field. The employer is operating from a position of power; the applicant has no power. It may not be fair or nice, but you have to play by their rules to even have a shot.
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:21 PM
 
Location: CasaMo
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I have interviewed companies where I took just as much time to ask questions as they did of me. Interestingly enough in almost case where I did interview them, they made an offer to me.
My experience also.
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Old 12-04-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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It all feels like a "game" to me now. Interviews did not used to feel this way. It is crazy "artificial" to think that an interviewer can "assess" the interviewee's" suitability for a position in a 30-60 minute pressurized encounter.

My best job (long gone, spent 10 years there) was one in which I was interviewed around a conference table of what would become my "team" should I be hired. It was more of a dialogue and lots of opportunity to share my experiences and learn what their opportunity was about. I met everyone that I would work with and there was no rushing along, no sense of game playing. Got hired and stayed there until the place folded under due to restructuring.

Sometimes I think these "interviews" are just set ups by HR and recruiters to justify their jobs. I mean they have to "do" something to prove that they are putting in a pittance of a day's work, ya know?
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Old 12-04-2015, 11:21 AM
 
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Aren't interviews still like that? I haven't had one where I didn't meet the direct supervisor and some coworkers, and the chief in charge

If not brought in, I just ask to meet them afterwards so I know who I will work with
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Old 12-05-2015, 06:50 AM
 
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You may not be able to force them to offer the job, but also they can't force you to take it. I've had several interviews where I knew before the interview was over that there was no offer they could make that I would accept to work there. The culture was just not right for me. Usually a culture of micro management of the TPS reports and beat the employee. Those cultures come through pretty quickly in the type of questions they ask and the manner in which they interact with you. There is no reason to take a job I know I'll hate and will be looking again soon as I start work there.
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