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Old 03-26-2019, 04:11 AM
 
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Spent time revamping my resume to reflect my retail management experierince. Explained my interest in the position. Applied for an admin position that read like a FULL TIME position supporting the store manager at a major chain department store. Besides admin type duties there were bullet points about assisting with HR duties as in onboarding tasks, etc. Interviewr explained that the position was part time with emphasis working on the sales floor filling in where and when needed. Huh? No where was the “floater” position was even described in the lengthy job description. Interview concluded within ten minutes. I felt like I was “ghosted” except I met with the ghost! WTHeck! Ya gotta laugh....
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Old 03-26-2019, 04:54 AM
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Sounds like a perfunctory interview. Maybe they determined quickly they didn't want you? I've experienced those. Best to quickly move on to the next opportunity. If it's any consolation, perfunctory interviews have more to do with preferring the other candidates in the pool than anything you could control.
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Old 03-26-2019, 05:31 AM
 
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Thanks Bo. I did not lose sleep over it. Thought it was ridicilous frankly.
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Old 03-26-2019, 05:44 AM
 
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Bait and switch? Unprofessional behaviour at the very least.
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:44 AM
 
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Such BS.....this was the automated rejection email..lol!


We have carefully reviewed your skills and qualifications. Unfortunately, your availability does not correspond with the days and hours needed for this position.
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Old 03-27-2019, 12:55 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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An interview has a limited amount of time for both the prospective employer and the prospective hire. The prospective employer should be specific which position is being filled and if it is the right fit for the hire. The prospective hire must meet and exceed the employer's preferences and qualifications.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:51 AM
 
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30 minutes was the time slot. The job was advertised as full-time..interviewer mis-represented the position entirely. My resume was very detailed...they did NOT have to invite me to interview if they were not interested in speaking with me . My time is valuable too. I was boldface lied to. Not shopping there anymore. No problem ....moved on.
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:59 AM
 
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We were not there but usually this is just a way a person says thanks but no thanks. I've had this happen a few times over the last decade. All you can do is move on. Find something great!
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Old 03-27-2019, 06:02 AM
 
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Sounds like a perfunctory interview. Maybe they determined quickly they didn't want you? I've experienced those. Best to quickly move on to the next opportunity. If it's any consolation, perfunctory interviews have more to do with preferring the other candidates in the pool than anything you could control.
Nah, sounds like a bait-and-switch to me. I've heard of it happening before with sales jobs, because they know no one wants them...
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:49 AM
 
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Spent time revamping my resume to reflect my retail management experierince. Explained my interest in the position. Applied for an admin position that read like a FULL TIME position supporting the store manager at a major chain department store. Besides admin type duties there were bullet points about assisting with HR duties as in onboarding tasks, etc. Interviewr explained that the position was part time with emphasis working on the sales floor filling in where and when needed. Huh? No where was the “floater” position was even described in the lengthy job description. Interview concluded within ten minutes. I felt like I was “ghosted” except I met with the ghost! WTHeck! Ya gotta laugh....
Not surprised. Applied for a few jobs with HD and Lowe's got a call for an interview and waited. they called and said "This is for a cashier position PART TIME" I said "Oh, no I was applying for assembly or hardware and full time"....One beat, two beats "So you don't want to have an interview?" ""If this is the job you're offering I'd be crazy to waste my time, so no thanks anyway I guess" and hung up....
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