I definitely got the feeling some of the HM’s were on fishing trips. I use to say, if I got a face to face interview. I would get the job. Post recession things are a little different.
I’ve seen some disorganized and disgruntled human resources employees. They’re usually women, and I’m always very nice to them. lol
I interviewed for a couple positions where I was not a great candidate. Qualified yes, top tier no. So I understand not being the best fit for the position.
What’s your take on hostile interviews?
When some people are out of their comfort zone their nerves turn into assholeness. Panel interviews also sometimes have wierd internal dynamics, power strugles, an subordinate trying to impress by being tough, etc. I’ve been a victim of hostile interviews before. Sometimes you can defuse them by asking, “there seems to be some tension here, are you having a bad day?” [/quote]
LOL. Who pissed in your coffee this morning sir?
I do think one of the individuals was trying to impress a superior. I took the hostility as an opportunity to bombard them with my vast knowledge of the subject at hand. It was a very odd interview. [/quote]
Sorry, I wasn’t referring to you. I meant the company employees doing the interview get uncomfortable and sometimes mean. Some people find the only thing worse than being interview for a job, is the one (or more) who conduct the interview. A lot of company provide no training or guidance for interviewing. It is a skill, not something people are born with.
I am a little cynical about the process because I am searching myself, or was search too. My last position came with a “high falute’n” title, but it did not work out. Now, no one wants to interview me because I look really expensive on paper. So, I’m working for myself now.
BTW–No one pissed in my coffee, there no room in my dainty espresso cup for anything but brunt Italian goodness. [/quote]
The pissed in your coffee remark was in reference to pissy interview panels. I should have given some context. lol
I had the same thing happen in regards to looking really good on paper and not getting the position due to over qualification. The panel was great and offered to help me get a higher ranking position in an area related to my specialty if one became available.
I agree about the lack of training. I’ve been on interview panels and have zero training.