RE: phone interviews

Subject: RE: phone interviews
From: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- Users -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 16:43:06 -0500

I did concede the point that job interviews aren't always fair in the abstract philosophical sense, and I will further concede that the definition of "fair" is probably quite different for an employer who doesn't want to make the mistake of hiring a dud. While we're about it, there are actually three basic, often mutually exclusive definitions of "ethical" behavior. But I still reserve the right to say that a certain practice doesn't sit right with me at a gut level, which is how I feel about the undisclosed listener to a phone interview.

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Plato [mailto:gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 12:35 AM
Subject: Re: phone interviews

> I would go further and say that there may be some ethical issues
> involved here. The true conditions and the full agenda of the
> interview weren't being disclosed.

Where did you get the idea that job interviews are fair? They aren't. Not even a little bit. As the job candidate you are at a supreme disadvantage.

The purpose of an interview is to determine if a candidate is suitable for the job and the team.



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