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I want to be one of those people who work at a company for 5-10 years. One of the main reasons is because, I hate getting reacclimatized to a new environment. The other reason is because, I hate the interview process. Talk of salary, dressing up,telling someone why they should hire you, hearing I'll let you know next week and hearing back in a month,etc....

Do any of you guys hate job interviews?
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Yes, since I tend to mess them up some how.
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I hate when they ask me silly questions to try to read my mind when they could ask me directly.
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I don't really have an issue with interviews. Yes, they are nerve racking to where I feel like I could have answered something better. Other than that no real problem with interviews.
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I think they're cringe and I hate them for the reasons you mentioned, but I don't get nervous while I'm in there. I just talk to them with confidence
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I hate online job applications and I dislike job interviews.

Hearing the person interview me ask "Why do you want to work/why would you like to work at this store?" makes me bitter.
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I fucking hate it.

Most jobs I'm overqualified for or do not have the training for (ie. lawyer, doctor, skilled trades).

Are you going to pay me enough and are you going to hire me. If the answer is yes to both, I'll work for you. Don't dick me around. (and after you hire me, doubly so)
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I am always nervous at job interviews. I am currently trying to change jobs. What annoys me the most is most places in my field almost NEVER get BACK to you! So pretty much at every interview I ask, "When will you make a decision?" so that I have an idea of when to assume I wasn't picked.


qualeshia3 wrote:

I hate online job applications and I dislike job interviews.

Hearing the person interview me ask "Why do you want to work/why would you like to work at this store?" makes me bitter.


I have actually never been asked that in my job interviews. (I work in the legal field). Usually I get asked questions like "Tell me what a typical day is like." "Do you have a lot of client contact?" "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" "Do you have any experience with [insert computer program like case management software]?" "Do you have any experience in [insert area of law]? Or the obvious, "Why are you looking for a job?" [That's the easy one--I want full time work. I currently work part time.]

Obviously, the field you work in plays a role in the questions asked. Like for example I always ask where cases are filed because in my particular field, that's important because each county has different local rules that have to be followed. Each place has local forms, different judges have different rules, etc. Since I'm trying to find something local, I would have more familiarity with a jurisdiction I've already been working in whereas if I were to try to go to a different part of the state, I would have NO CLUE what the local rules are.

I think my area is over-saturated because I thought I would have found something by now since I have 7 years of experience. (I have seriously been looking for about 6 months now).

I look forward to the day when I no longer have to spend my weekends writing cover letters and resumes.

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I had an interview today at Panera Bread and I felt that I had messed up a bit, yet I was hired on the spot. I'm still skeptical about the interview but at least I'm finally employed again.
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Today, I felt like I messed up on my interview at Panera Bread, yet I was hired on the spot. I'm still skeptical about the interview but at least I'm finally employed again.


On the other end of the spectrum, when I think I've done well, I usually never hear a peep from places I've tried at. So now I assume nothing.

And congratulations!
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Dopaminto wrote:

Today, I felt like I messed up on my interview at Panera Bread, yet I was hired on the spot. I'm still skeptical about the interview but at least I'm finally employed again.


On the other end of the spectrum, when I think I've done well, I usually never hear a peep from places I've tried at. So now I assume nothing.

And congratulations!


Thank you! I tend to get hyped up, prepared with exceptional ways to answers and ready to raise hell before the interview, but my mind becomes completely vacuous during the interview. But if life wants to be charitable and hand me a job, who am i to question it.
Did you try calling them back? I recently had an interview at Target, which I totally blew, but when I called back they told me I was declined based on the interview.
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I fucking hate it.

Most jobs I'm overqualified for or do not have the training for (ie. lawyer, doctor, skilled trades).

Are you going to pay me enough and are you going to hire me. If the answer is yes to both, I'll work for you. Don't dick me around. (and after you hire me, doubly so)



Really?!
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qualeshia3 wrote:

I hate online job applications and I dislike job interviews.

Hearing the person interview me ask "Why do you want to work/why would you like to work at this store?" makes me bitter.


My first part time job outside of family businesses was at the Home Depot. When I got asked that question I told them "I like the smell of the place." Something about the smell of sawdust I guess.


kamahl01I want to be one of those people who work at a company for 5-10 years. One of the main reasons is because, I hate getting reacclimatized to a new environment. The other reason is because, I hate the interview process. Talk of salary, dressing up,telling someone why they should hire you, hearing I'll let you know next week and hearing back in a month,etc....

Do any of you guys hate job interviews?


I recently just went through a round of job interviews in the technology field and was angling for a senior position. I got one, but it's interesting how your outlook on these things changes after you've been at it for a while. Mainly in my interviews, I was trying to see if a job would be a good fit for me as much as I would be a good fit for the employer. So I ask as many questions as I can to understand 1. who my "customers" are and 2. what people might expect me to take "ownership" of on the job.

I'd love to stay at a company 10+ years, but I just don't think that's going to happen and that's in spite of having great credentials/skills. The company I'm leaving recently laid a bunch of people off who were older/more expensive. My primary skills are virtualization, linux, and networking, which basically drive cloud computing so I wound up lucky. And I'm really young and cheap in the grand scheme of things. But they're all really recent skills I've picked up too, so it's a constant battle to stay up to date in IT.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

I hate online job applications and I dislike job interviews.

Hearing the person interview me ask "Why do you want to work/why would you like to work at this store?" makes me bitter.


The reason for that question is to determine if you're a good fit for them to hire.

Obviously, you want to work there to make money, but they want someone who is not just there for the money.
For an example: If you're a fresh PhD out of college and are interviewing at hospitals to become an associate resident the hospital will ask why they want to work here. The shallow response is "I want to be a doctor because they make a lot of money." The ideal response would be "I'm here because I researched this hospital and ... (insert research here) ... I also like to help people and went to college with that mindset." Who would you hire? Someone who is just blunt and just wants money or someone who you KNOW already wants money, but also has a passion for what they do? This may not apply as much to minimum wage jobs of course.
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no, I hate recruiters.
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