Just some friendly tips...

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  1. kcjo13

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    Some people. WTH is wrong with some people? Do people actually want jobs, or are they just going through the motions?

    I was on an interview panel of 3 today, interviewing for a college level managerial position. After this eye-opening experience, I have some tips:

    DO know the name of the institution you are interviewing for. If you are interviewing for, say, Olympia University, DON'T repeatedly call it the Olympic.

    With all due respect, if you are interviewing for a position in which you will have to converse with students, business leaders, and other institutions, you should be able to speak English. Well. Telling us that "talkin' ain't really my thing" doesn't do much for your prospects.

    When asked this question by your future boss, "If I told you that you had to enforce a policy you don't agree with, what would you do?" -- DON'T tell him that you would probably just not do it. I understand that you might not like it, but at least try to convince him that you would attempt to do it.

    AND, my favorite:

    When your future boss calls you to offer you the job, DON'T tell him that you are shopping and will call him back. Then, DON'T wait 36 minutes to actually call him back. Then, DON'T argue with him over your start date, especially when he is trying to squeeze you in at the end of the FY, so that you get thousands in bonuses.

    Just some friendly tips...:dizzy:
     
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  3. sks72

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    Oh, my gosh. I am so sorry you had to deal with that but...HAHAHAHAHAHA. :wow:

    Thanks for the tips!
     
  4. leighbball

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    Wow!
     
  5. JustMe

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    Sheesh! May I ask why this person was hired? Was her response a surprise to you all, or was she simply the best of the worst?
     
  6. Ross

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    Also:

    Don't show up wearing cutoff jeans.
    Do not reek of alcohol.
    Try to act minimally interested in the company and the job.

    These were a few of the interviews that I had.

    I can't imagine the person that was shopping was still offered the position.

    I tell my students that they will one day be competing for jobs with the same people that are in their classes. One of the important factors in getting the job will be based on attitude and behavior. That based on how many of their classmates act, that they should feel confident in standing out as a great applicant for the position.
     
  7. AZMrs.S

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    Seriously? :wow:
     
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    Was the offer rescinded? Please say it was.
     
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    I thought you were going to give us some tips? Oh, that's right, these are for people who have no common sense whatsoever! The sad thing is, these people populate the workplaces of America and you wonder how in the world they even got the job in the first place. It also makes me sick that these people get jobs and someone like me, who is street smart and does possess and actually uses common sense can't even sniff a job offer. :dunno:
     
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    So THIS is why it took me so long to get a job! Thanks!
     
  11. smalltowngal

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    Wow.
     
  12. giraffe326

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    Based on the way my classes/students have changed over the years, I suspect it only going to get worse.......
     
  13. PCdiva

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    So was she actually hired....how are you leaving us hanging?!?
     
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    It boggles the mind about how some people just don't THINK before they open their mouths. It's a shame that they blew their interviews due to lack of common sense, and not prepared with the right responses.:(
    So sad...
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    I often wonder what has changed society so much that we see adults acting with very little common sense or responsibility...has it been the abundance of adult activity exposure for our children due to advances in technology?...Have we, as the parents of these young people, abdicated our responsibilities to raise respectable, clear thinking adults?...Or is it a general decline in a societies value system due to evolution of world societies? Just wondering...
     
  16. giraffe326

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    This. Too many parents want to be 'nice' and 'friends' with their child. Our kids are coddled and entitled. I can ALWAYS tell when I have a student that has older parents. They are held accountable for things.

    Not ALL parents are like this, but the majority definitely are.
     
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    Wow!

    kc---I apologize to you for having to sit through those interviews.
     
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    Oh my! Well, here's hoping the competition I had for the interview I went to on Monday had similar character traits :).
     
  19. kcjo13

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    Yes. The shopper actually interviewed fairly well, but just had a huge issue with start date. OK, I can understand that in some cases, but you are CURRENTLY UNEMPLOYED. Fit it in your schedule. Sheesh.

    Beyond this interview, I really don't have a lot of contact with this position. Good.
     
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    Oh, and to clarify...this was not a case of "young person syndrome". This was an experienced professional (and I use that term loosely).
     
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    ("'Professional what?'" TG murmured, picking canary feathers out of her teeth.")
     

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