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Old 03-27-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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You don't have to worry about being a "just in case" type applicant. Remember she said that this applied for "certain positions' not all of them.
We didn't have future interest interviews for positions in I/T, accounting, HR, marketing, and mid to upper level management. We recruited, interviewed, and hired those positions only when they opened up--which wasn't often. We kept a bench of applicants for drivers, customer service, and sales--the positions that had a high turnover.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:23 PM
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So what does the person on unemployment have to lose interviewing for a job that they might be offered in a few weeks--or even a few days?

It's the attitude of "I'm not going to be bothered" that is keeping a LOT of people on unemployment. What does the person on unemployment have BUT time?

Or a few months. And I don't have TIME which is why I'm a 24 hour Job Searcher. I don't know why you thought a unemployed had so much time. Unemployment is for 6 months not a year.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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I think this is more suited for a employed person not someone on unemployment. A person who is unemployed doesn't have time to interview for future opportunities. The future is now.
This is hard for me to understand....

If your unemployed, what other options do you have? Wouldn't you be going to any and every interview that your able to get? Can you honestly say going to a interview that might be hiring a month later is a waste of your time of doing absolutely nothing? I still continue to fail to see your reasoning in any of your posts?

As of a matter of fact, I think someone who is employed don't need to go to this interview, because they already have a job - so why would they need to wait for another job? Someone who is unemployed, sitting at home and browsing the web, collecting unemployment with no offers, is someone who should be going to to these interviews. Are you that confident that you'll get a job next week that you don't need to wait for this? I seriously doubt it...
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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I think this is more suited for a employed person not someone on unemployment. A person who is unemployed doesn't have time to interview for future opportunities. The future is now.
I wonder what they do have time for. Must be too busy picking out top coats and new pants. Eating cheetos and watching porn on the internet. Me, I'm never too busy for an interview. Set my DVR and be out the door in a flash.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:30 PM
 
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Or a few months. And I don't have TIME which is why I'm a 24 hour Job Searcher. I don't know why you thought a unemployed had so much time. Unemployment is for 6 months not a year.
With no guarantee of your finding a job in the next month(s) wouldn't the possibility of a future job be better than nothing at all? Whatever, that's one more company you'll never get hired at (and they have several branches in your area and I know of at least two openings coming up in the next two weeks due to growth) because you refuse to think outside of the box. The person who gladly spent the half hour in a future interest interview a few weeks ago is going to get the job, not the person who thought they were above taking the time for the interview.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:32 PM
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This is hard for me to understand....

If your unemployed, what other options do you have? Wouldn't you be going to any and every interview that your able to get? Can you honestly say going to a interview that might be hiring a month later is a waste of your time of doing absolutely nothing? I still continue to fail to see your reasoning in any of your posts?

As of a matter of fact, I think someone who is employed don't need to go to this interview, because they already have a job - so why would they need to wait for another job? Someone who is unemployed, sitting at home and browsing the web, collecting unemployment with no offers, is someone who should be going to to these interviews. Are you that confident that you'll get a job next week that you don't need to wait for this? I seriously doubt it...

First of all, I'm never sitting the F*CK home doing nothing. Every F*cking day I'm doing something that's connected to getting a job. So get the F*CK out of here with that stupid sh*t you are posting when you don't know a damm thing about me. And no I'm not wasting a f*CKING suit and BUS FARE to go to a FAKE INTERVIEW when I can be doing something else with my day.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:34 PM
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I wonder what they do have time for. Must be too busy picking out top coats and new pants. Eating cheetos and watching porn on the internet. Me, I'm never too busy for an interview. Set my DVR and be out the door in a flash.

I'm not going to a FAKE A$$ INTERVIEW, what part of that don't you understand. You are truly a new fool.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:36 PM
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With no guarantee of your finding a job in the next month(s) wouldn't the possibility of a future job be better than nothing at all? Whatever, that's one more company you'll never get hired at (and they have several branches in your area and I know of at least two openings coming up in the next two weeks due to growth) because you refuse to think outside of the box. The person who gladly spent the half hour in a future interest interview a few weeks ago is going to get the job, not the person who thought they were above taking the time for the interview.

I would rather fill out a application at a gas station then go to a future interest interview.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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Wow, anger management problems? No wonder you've been unemployed for two months, have had interviews, and haven't gotten a job. I was unemployed for five weeks and had three offers. A fourth one came in after I began working for my new employer. Hmmmm....

The interviews aren't "fake." They are real, and for real jobs. Generally speaking, over half of the candidates that the hiring manager is actually interested in hiring (which isn't everyone the interview, obviously) are extended an offer within a month or two. Some as short a time as within a few days.

Isn't it better to go on an interview knowing full well it's for interest only, and getting a call three weeks later offering a job, than sitting at home playing on Internet chat boards and not having a job, with no guarantee of a job anytime in teh near future?
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:47 PM
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Wow, anger management problems? No wonder you've been unemployed for two months, have had interviews, and haven't gotten a job. I was unemployed for five weeks and had three offers. A fourth one came in after I began working for my new employer. Hmmmm....

The interviews aren't "fake." They are real, and for real jobs. Generally speaking, over half of the candidates that the hiring manager is actually interested in hiring (which isn't everyone the interview, obviously) are extended an offer within a month or two. Some as short a time as within a few days.

Isn't it better to go on an interview knowing full well it's for interest only, and getting a call three weeks later offering a job, than sitting at home playing on Internet chat boards and not having a job, with no guarantee of a job anytime in teh near future?

When I find a job I will send you a PM so you can come to philly and help me have a Kinky Celebration. Be on the lookout for my PM
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