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Old 7th June 2017, 3:16 PM   #31
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This was not clear from your original post. So of course this same company would not hire you for this other position, because they already have you working for them for cheap. Sorry, I wouldn't hire/transfer you either. They probably already knew they won't hire you before the interview. You're an internal applicant. They had to interview you.
And yet they came back and offered me another job, lol. Your reply prior to this was more thoughtful. Thanks, but I don't need to justify my worth to strangers on the interwebs. Something better will come along.

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Old 7th June 2017, 5:50 PM   #32
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You don't understand. I am SAYING you are worth more. But they take advantage of you because they think they can. The job they came back with was not good was it? I think we can put this in perspective why you didn't get the job you interviewed for. Sometimes you have to move around different companies if you want to move up.
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Old 8th June 2017, 8:40 AM   #33
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You don't understand. I am SAYING you are worth more. But they take advantage of you because they think they can. The job they came back with was not good was it? I think we can put this in perspective why you didn't get the job you interviewed for. Sometimes you have to move around different companies if you want to move up.
Ah, okay. I am going to take your earlier advice about voicing my displeasure with the salary to my current employers, though. It couldn't hurt. Someone on that staff only has a high school education and is making more than I.
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Old 9th June 2017, 12:08 AM   #34
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Not trying to play hard to get, the truth is I'm only looking for a higher salary. That's my goal. If what they're talking about is a staff position that pays less than or equal to what I'm currently making, as the staff positions at that company generally do, i'm just not interested. I hope they don't think I wanted that job just because I "like" them lol. I wanted it because I knew how to do everything the job announcement called for and it pays better than my current job. But they did not choose me and now I feel that I can't even get a good job in an area where I have experience. It's as if my experience and credentials mean nothing.
That's just silly. Do you know anything about who they hired instead of you? It's your field, you should find out, and it might tell you why. It might show you something that you need to do in order to qualify yourself for jobs that give you significant bumps in money.

You should celebrate the fact that they like you enough to encourage you to apply for something else, and you should apply for it, even if you know you'll probably turn it down. Never squander an opportunity like that. Make friends with the people that like you, even if they don't hire you, or even if you say no to this one. People move on to different jobs, they get hit by buses, you never know what's around the corner.

Don't be so gloomy. This was not the win you wanted, but it was a win.
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Old 15th June 2017, 5:33 PM   #35
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Unhappy Strange interview?

I interviewed for a job that I think is perfect for me but I came away from my interview feeling confused and uncertain. First the questions they asked me were extremely simplistic. "Tell me about your best boss? "What do you want out of this job?" I didn't see how the questions were relevant to the job. I answered the questions to the best of my ability but it was hard to tell from their expressions if I was giving them the answers that they wanted. Prior to the interview they asked me to set aside an hour for the discussion, but it lasted only 30 minutes. I didn't feel good about it. Not sure where my life is going at this point.
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Old 16th June 2017, 9:59 AM   #36
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You can thank the creeping influence of "human resources" jargon and philosophy in the hiring process. Used to be your would-be boss interviewed you and asked job-specific questions. Now, everyone has to be run through the HR homogenizer by low-information people whose approach is to shrink your head with generalized questions that can apply to anyone from a heavy equipment operator to a window decorator.

The only way to get hired is to play the game. Look up and study up online and on You Tube. Then you can tell them what they want to hear.
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Old 16th June 2017, 10:04 AM   #37
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You can thank the creeping influence of "human resources" jargon and philosophy in the hiring process.

Exactly. I practice employment law and work with HR folks all the time, and still roll my eyes at the questions they want us to ask during interviews for positions within our office. About the only value I can see is that I can gauge how quickly the candidate can think on their feet, but I'm still less interested in their answers to these kind of questions than the relevant experience they bring to the table.


There's a good chance that the people interviewing you feel the same way.
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Old 16th June 2017, 10:40 AM   #38
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Exactly. I practice employment law and work with HR folks all the time, and still roll my eyes at the questions they want us to ask during interviews for positions within our office. About the only value I can see is that I can gauge how quickly the candidate can think on their feet, but I'm still less interested in their answers to these kind of questions than the relevant experience they bring to the table.


There's a good chance that the people interviewing you feel the same way.
Maybe my resume and work samples spoke for themselves, because there were not many questions that seemed designed to judge my ability to do the job. There's supposed to be another round of interviews for the finalists, but I have no idea what criteria they're using to make the cutoffs for that. I won't be pleased if I get tossed based on those interview questions.

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Are you screened at all in your process or did someone vouch for your skills? For me, I'm trying to figure out two things in the process - do they have the skills and will they fit in. If they felt good elsewhere in the process, they might have just been trying to ask you questions to access cultural fit. For example if your best manager was very different from the structure they have there it may be seen as not being a good fit.
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Are you screened at all in your process or did someone vouch for your skills? For me, I'm trying to figure out two things in the process - do they have the skills and will they fit in. If they felt good elsewhere in the process, they might have just been trying to ask you questions to access cultural fit. For example if your best manager was very different from the structure they have there it may be seen as not being a good fit.
There was definitely screening. They wanted a resume, cover letter and work samples before an invitation to interview. Still not sure the value of the questions they asked was. When they asked about the best boss I ever had, I just mentioned one and described what I thought her best personal qualities were. But so what? It just seems so random to ask an applicant.
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Old 17th June 2017, 9:44 AM   #41
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Another question they asked toward the end was "Where are you from?" Who cares? There were moments I felt like they were wasting my time. I'm beginning to suspect this is one of those cases where they already have someone in mind for the job and they're just going through the motions with these interviews. It's a shame.
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I sure hope it's not one of those scams where they pretend to hire you then ship you off to be a sex slave.
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Old 27th June 2017, 1:13 PM   #43
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Well, I didn't get the job. Right now I'm trying to resist writing back about how idiotic the interview was.
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Old 10th July 2017, 10:42 AM   #44
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Asking about your best boss - what attributes do you bring up that speak to your strengths and weaknesses. It is to learn more about you and also to see what type of person you mesh well with.

What do you want out of the position - they may be looking for a mutlitude of things. We would use that to screen out someone who wants fast promotion (its a red flag for us), it is to make sure you are invested in the position and company and have taken the time to learn about it. It's to make sure that you are aligning with what the hiring manager is looking for in a candidate.

Ultimately it may not have been about you not answering the questions properly but that there was one other candidate who was a better fit. Look at it like dating and better to know now.
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Old 10th July 2017, 10:43 AM   #45
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Where are y'all working where you have to do what HR tells you for interviewing? Good lord. Outside of asking an inappropriate question I have never worked in a company where the questions weren't a joint collaboration between hiring manager and recruiter.
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