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Is this the most Irritating thing about Job Interviews?


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during the interview, they are highlighting the SEXY parts of being an employee with the company and the job hasn't even been offered yet. For example, during the interview I was told that

 

1.I will be able to set my own schedule every week

 

2.The Building where the Job is located is very beautiful

 

3.I will work one late night a week-11am to 7pm-(That's my dream shift)

 

 

 

But do you agree that these are things that I should only know if I'm hired? I don't want to know the benefits of the job and I haven't been offered the positon. This happened 4 years ago, the lady who interviewed me gave me a tour of the dept, the building, and introduce me to staff and then NOTHING.

 

 

I think this is the reason a lot of people hate the job interview process.

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Yes, this is a sales pitch. They don't know yet if they want you or not, but they are willing to put in an effort to get you interested in case you are the right fit for them. They're not going to lead with how the coffee tastes like dirt and your new boss doesn't wash enough.

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The benefits tend to be how they make the job desirable to have.

And they tend not to be a matter of national security. Why would they hide it until you were hired. It's not Beauty and the Beast where they need you to love them as a mongrel until it's time to consummate and then, Voila!

 

 

This happened 4 years ago

 

Oh, for Gods sake....

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I prefer to know as much about the job - drawbacks and advantages as possible. It helps making a decision. I am amazed that anyone would not want that.

 

completely agree & I love that part of the interview... its the easy, nice part!

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It does get kind of annoying when the last thing they do on an interview is give you a three hour tour of the facilities.

 

Since I've already answered all the tough interview questions, nothing I learn about your company now will be of any help for the actual Q&A.

 

Also, since I've already done the tough Q&A part of the interview, you probably already have in mind an idea about how successful I was. And if I wasn't and you already know I'm not getting the job, then why bother with this? It's only wasting both of our time.

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And to make things worse, i was on a local message board last night and told someone where my interview was and the guy's response was

 

"oh i have a friend who works there and he loves working there"

 

 

I was like-"not what I needed to hear" right now

 

Oh no. He enjoys working at the company you want to work at?!

 

I think you need to start seeing the glass half full.

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I dont understand what the problem is?

 

much like with dating, i hate mixed signals, appearing interested in me and then not hearing from you. But I will say this, I'm not going to get on my knees and beg for a job, I sent the thank you letter the same day I got home to the lady who interviewed me restating my interest in the position and now the ball is in their court. Anymore contact from me will be needy and make it looks like I have no money. Plus it states on my application I was laid off and that's another reason why I don't want to be too aggressive.

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I do agree with you OP that these are things are the things that are usually told once the position is offered. However, like mentioned above they are trying to sell themselves like you are trying to sell yourself. What I would assume is that they are trying too see your reaction to them telling you this. I agree with them telling you that your going to have to work one late night a week, because I guess it could be considered part of the job requirements and employers usually tell you what comes from the job.

 

I can see your point of view on how this could be misleading. It does make you think since they are telling you all of this or showing you around the office that your getting the job and this is their way of hinting towards it.

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well i'm sure they could have saved this information until I got hired

 

"you can set your own schedule every week"

 

Well at a recent casino casting call I heard "I like you a lot, I think you'll do great here", "Your training starts Feb 15, you'll work a lot of hours, but make a lot of money" and "make sure you put in your online application and We'll pick it out" and a lot of other remarks of this nature, and then... NOTHING

 

So its never a sure bet until you walk in the door that first day

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why wouldn't they tell you the functions of the job before hiring anybody? they want to gauge your interest or reaction to the things entailed with the position. perhaps you might say, 'you know i cannot do that.' good, that is what they'd like to know. they don't want to hire someone otherwise. geez bro.

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I would definetly want to be told that i'd need to do a 11am - 7pm shift as it would not cut out too well with me. I would be okay with it if known in advance but if they had just popped that information on my first day, I would not be too happy.

 

They need to sell themselves too. I've always been offered more than one job at a time and trust me, it helps you in making a decision about which job you will take. I wouldn't really want to spend another 30 minutes on the phone with a person that's made me an offer to see how it rates against the other place I've been considering.

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I as shown around a building on two occasions, one where I didn't get the job and another where I did. I assumed the tour was part of the assessment and that the interview was still proceeding but with a somewhat different format.

 

It seemed to me to be a good idea.

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