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Old 04-15-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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Yesterday I took the afternoon off to go to an interview. I spent quite a bit of time reading up about the company and preparing for the interview. I also went through some hoops to get the time off from work. Though it was all a waste of time because as soon as I arrived at the interview I could tell I was just going through the motions. After ten minutes the person who was interviewing me closed the meeting and escorted me out the door. I was scheduled to talk to her for an hour. What should I do in the future when I am escorted out so quickly?
What you need to do is slowly start asking them subtle questions and start talking to them about "their life". Your interview will last an hour long and they will think that it was the best interview ever. Try it, if you don't believe me. What have you got to lose?
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: NYC
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If you think something went wrong; email the interviewer and ask them if they have any feedback they can give you to improve your skills.
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:20 AM
 
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Originally Posted by fresh_greenery View Post
Yesterday I took the afternoon off to go to an interview. I spent quite a bit of time reading up about the company and preparing for the interview. I also went through some hoops to get the time off from work. Though it was all a waste of time because as soon as I arrived at the interview I could tell I was just going through the motions. After ten minutes the person who was interviewing me closed the meeting and escorted me out the door. I was scheduled to talk to her for an hour. What should I do in the future when I am escorted out so quickly?
Same thing happened to me yesterday. I researched about the company and prepared for possible interview questions. I get there and the guy hardly looks me in the eye, barely asked any questions about my work experience, and seemed to just want to hurry up and get me out of there. The interview would have lasted probably five minutes if I did not ask a bunch of questions to at least show my interest. It was like I was interviewing him more than the other way around.

My interview was late in the day though, so they may have already have had a person in mind already. Or maybe the fact that I was of a different race. Who knows? Oh well, I would rather know from the beginning whether I may have the job or not than sit around wondering if I did.
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:03 AM
 
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Default Has anyone had luck getting feedback from a hiring manager?

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If you think something went wrong; email the interviewer and ask them if they have any feedback they can give you to improve your skills.
I have tried contacting hiring managers quite a few times to "find out what I did wrong" in the interview. None of them would tell me being afraid of a discrimination suit if they said something wrong. I suspect I did not do anything wrong per say, but the chemistry was not right.
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