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Old 07-05-2019, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Consider this scenario. Two job candidates interview the same day. At the end of the interviews, the HR shakes one person's hand enthusiastically. Then she DOESN'T shake your hand, and walks away, leaving you standing there awkwardly. This is for a low paying but cubical/office type job.


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Did the two candidates interview simultaneously? That in itself is odd.
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:34 AM
 
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Yes. I would clear my throat loudly and stand there with my arm/hand extended and scream 'DID YOU FORGET SOMETHING, SKIPPY?'

Remember, the opposite worked well for George Costanza, he got hired after insulting Steinbrenner to his face!
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:09 AM
 
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Consider this scenario. Two job candidates interview the same day. At the end of the interviews, the HR shakes one person's hand enthusiastically. Then she DOESN'T shake your hand, and walks away, leaving you standing there awkwardly. This is for a low paying but cubical/office type job.


Is this normal?
Makes sense. You were the other applicant they had to show for fair labor practices. They’re actually friends and you just witnessed nepotism in action.
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:33 AM
 
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You were a number filler for them to meet some requirement. It happens. Move on.
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:40 PM
 
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This was a signal to the other person you were no longer being considered for the job, and you were no longer a candidate.

Letting them know they were a strong candidate, and may very well be the only candidate being considered for the job.
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