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Re: bouncing back from interview disappointment (WAS: Advice needed for an upcoming interview)
Subject:Re: bouncing back from interview disappointment (WAS: Advice needed for an upcoming interview) From:Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net> To:Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Tue, 28 May 2013 18:33:49 -0700 (PDT)
Way back a loooong time ago (30 years or so), I recall missing out on a job
because at the end of the interview, the hiring manager told me that "my wife's
sister's brother's uncle's friend's friend does their church newsletter and
we're going to hire him."
Pissed off? You bet I was, but "blood" (who you know) is thicker than water your
skill set). I was also pissed to be brought in for an interview when the
conclusion was already made before I got there.
-- Ken in Atlanta
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Tue, May 28, 2013 7:05:42 PM
Subject: Re: bouncing back from interview disappointment (WAS: Advice needed for
an upcoming interview)
On Tue, 28 May 2013 11:26:53 -0400, Anne Robotti <arobotti -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> There are three possible reasons why you didn't get the job:
> 1. You sucked on the interview and they hated you.
> 2. You were awesome on the interview but someone else with more experience and
>better skills was also awesome, and they got it.
> 3. You were awesome on the interview but for one reason or another weren't
>right for the job.
Here's another, again outside one's control:
4. The hiring req was switched to bring on someone in sales instead of a TW. You
don't get the job because (suddenly) there is no job. I've seen this happen. The
folks who want to hire the TW get overruled from above. Why? Sales is REVENUE,
but TW is an expense.
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