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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:Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> To:"techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 29 May 2013 10:04:19 -0700
I had a pleasant experience in this area. Also years ago, I applied for a
position through contacts, but by the time I'd heard about the role, the
company had already run a short list of candidates through two interviews
and were preparing an offer. However, the manager invited me meet anyway,
because I might be useful in the future. I took advantage of the
opportunity to network with this company. After all, what if the new hire
didn't work out?
Anyway, I eventually met the successful candidate for that position in my
social/professional circles, and concurred that this person was a better
fit, based on the requirements of the role. Win-Win.
So I don't think it hurts to let a candidate know their chances, and leave
it in their court if they still want to interview. I believe in this day
and age, employers need to be truthful.
On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Porrello, Leonard
<lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>wrote:
> You may want to think about it another way, Kat. You, not the interviewee,
> are the real victim.
> A lie is when we deliberately mislead another regarding information that
> he or she has a right to know. Arguably, before I take the time for an
> interview, I have a right to know that the job for which I am interviewing
> is no longer open. In other words, when an employer interviews someone
> while knowing that the job has already been filled (or cancelled), that
> employer is a liar.
> I wonder if one's culpability is mitigated if one lies because one is
> instructed to do so by one's employer? "I was just following orders"? What
> would happen if you told your employer, "I'm sorry, but if the position is
> already filled, I can't do the interview, because having the interview
> would be blatantly dishonest"?
> It troubles me that we take it for granted that lying is a normal and
> acceptable part of the employment game.
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