Finally! I got a job interview tomorrow :-)

Re: Finally! I got a job interview tomorrow :-)

PostBy: sterling40man On: Wed May 13, 2009 6:58 pm

Sorry about that buddy. Keep your chin up. I'm sure something else will come up soon. We're all pulling for you.
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Re: Finally! I got a job interview tomorrow :-)

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed May 13, 2009 7:27 pm

Only part of the process Chris. Good things happen to those who wait............
I used to say: If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all! :doh: :drool:

Still hurts....but you have a wife and kids who make it all worthwhile. :love:

Tomorrow is another day....give it HELL again! :box: :mad3: :beer:
You now have a place to deposit the opossum: Human Resources 'IDEA dropbox'!
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Re: Finally! I got a job interview tomorrow :-)

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Wed May 13, 2009 7:37 pm

Well, Chris on the positive side this interview only cost you a couple hours of your time. Better to walk away than to take a job you'd be misserable doing. Keep the faith something will come along for you.
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Re: Finally! I got a job interview tomorrow :-)

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed May 13, 2009 7:53 pm

Thanks guys...... on the positive side, I should have mentioned that all my old co-workers heard I was coming in and many greated me after the interview! What a nice surprise to talk with everyone again!
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Re: Finally! I got a job interview tomorrow :-)

PostBy: mr1precision On: Wed May 13, 2009 8:27 pm

bummer :(
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Re: Finally! I got a job interview tomorrow :-)

PostBy: Horace On: Fri May 15, 2009 10:40 am

Chris:

I realize that I missed your interview, and I'm sorry to hear that it turned out as something of a waste of time. For future reference, I thought I'd post my experiences as a hiring manager. I worked for a bank for many years and when hiring we were obviously concerned with honesty and integrity as our employees dealt with large sums of money; although, in my department, this money was "on paper" or, more specifically, on the computer, but our concerns were still valid.

For one position, I had pared the applicants down to three who were all equally qualified on paper. I called all three for interviews and devised a test for them. Our conference rooms had security cameras that we could watch remotely. On the conference table I left a book with a $50 bill under it, but with the corner plainly showing. Each applicant was shown into the room where she would wait for a few minutes. I watched on the monitor. I saw the following:

The first woman saw the $50 bill, but did not touch it. When I went into the room for the interview, she pointed it out to me so that I could return in to its rightful owner.

The second woman saw the money, removed it from under the book, laid it on the table, and waited for my arrival. Upon which she handed me the $50 bill.

The third woman saw the money, looked right, look left, took the money, pocketed it, and never made mention of it when I came in.

Which one would you hire? Most people say number one or two, but never, NEVER number three.

I did, in fact, hire the third woman. Why?

She had the biggest boobs.

Job hunting sucks, thought you might appreciate a laugh.

In all seriousness, when I was hiring I always looked for people who could play on a team and who could get along with other people. As importantly, if not more so, were those who would work well without constant supervision - I had enough to do, baby-sitting was not part of my daily plan - who would finish projects on time or early, and who would take the initiative to get things done even if they weren't told to. The best interviewees that I ever had were those who asked a lot of questions about the job and their duties because I could tell that they were interested in THE JOB not just THE PAY. The girl who asked me how many smoke breaks she got in a day and whether she could use the phone for personal calls to her boyfriend didn't fare as well.

Good luck on your future endeavors.
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Re: Finally! I got a job interview tomorrow :-)

PostBy: billlindley On: Mon May 18, 2009 1:39 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:I just got back from the interview. What a joke. The "SENIOR Technical" position was nothing but a glorified "Administrative Assistant" position, with the wrong title. Not a Technical or analytical position at all. Over-qualified is now a term I am familiar with first hand. After the interview, I was told the salary range. Exactly HALF what I used to make there. :mad:
Oh well, I'll just keep looking......
Time to :shots:


Please don't take this the wrong way but in this enviornment isn't half better then $0? Did you think about taking the position if only to continue to look for other employment while at least bringing in some cash? Things will only continue to get worse as the job pool shrinks and more are laid off so there will continue to be more demand for the near future. Employment is what is referred to as a "lagging inidicator" meaning even after the recession technically ends jobs will continue to be lost.

Again just posting a comment not trying to insult.
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Re: Finally! I got a job interview tomorrow :-)

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon May 18, 2009 2:57 pm

billlindley wrote:Please don't take this the wrong way but in this enviornment isn't half better then $0? Did you think about taking the position if only to continue to look for other employment while at least bringing in some cash? Things will only continue to get worse as the job pool shrinks and more are laid off so there will continue to be more demand for the near future. Employment is what is referred to as a "lagging inidicator" meaning even after the recession technically ends jobs will continue to be lost.
Again just posting a comment not trying to insult.


No insult taken, Bill. I here ya. Yes, my wife and I considered this.
1) I doubt I'll be offered the position, because the posting manager knows I'll be looking for another job quickly. She won't hire me if I am just going to leave for a higher paying job later. She brought this up during the interview.
2) By chance they do offer the position to me, I will loose money. Between my wife's parttime job at the post office, and my unemployment insurance, we brought home more than what I 'might' be offered from this position. If I accept this postion, my wife will have to quit her job to watch the kids (I'm doing the house-husband thing right now). We would not be able to pay the bills on just the one salary. Daycare for the kids cost more than what my wife makes, so that won't be an option.

What erks me most, is my old job did not go away. The company I got laid off from is now training two Mexicans in Mexico City, to perform my old duties. Eight months after I was laid off, they are still training them. Without my help, of course.

I just have to keep looking...
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Re: Finally! I got a job interview tomorrow :-)

PostBy: billlindley On: Tue May 19, 2009 7:14 am

DVC500 at last wrote:
No insult taken, Bill. I here ya. Yes, my wife and I considered this.
1) I doubt I'll be offered the position, because the posting manager knows I'll be looking for another job quickly. She won't hire me if I am just going to leave for a higher paying job later. She brought this up during the interview.
2) By chance they do offer the position to me, I will loose money. Between my wife's parttime job at the post office, and my unemployment insurance, we brought home more than what I 'might' be offered from this position. If I accept this postion, my wife will have to quit her job to watch the kids (I'm doing the house-husband thing right now). We would not be able to pay the bills on just the one salary. Daycare for the kids cost more than what my wife makes, so that won't be an option.

What erks me most, is my old job did not go away. The company I got laid off from is now training two Mexicans in Mexico City, to perform my old duties. Eight months after I was laid off, they are still training them. Without my help, of course.

I just have to keep looking...


Understandable. I figured there was more to it. It is always amazing to see that when people get laid off their job remains with a slightly differant title and far less talented (cheaper) labor.
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