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Devac  ·  821 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 27, 2018

I'm starting to wonder if employers have any idea what they even want from their candidates. Even the interview I got through internal recommendation was delayed twice before someone called to tell me that the position is no longer open. And at the one place where my interviews went really well, people told me I'm overqualified. So I'm somehow overqualified for an entry position, but lack the experience to get anything above entry position. Pointing that out wasn't persuading anyone. Maybe I should chug some cough medications before my next interview? You know, to get a good amount of handicap.

I'm literally back to where I was seven years ago (and ever since): teaching maths and science to highschoolers threatened with repeating a grade. It's so fucking disheartening, and motivation is pretty much the only thing I have.

mk  ·  821 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've done a little bit of hiring, and IMO it's no less confusing on the other side. You try to pick someone you think will fit with everyone else, and you want someone that will stay, and everyone needs to agree upon that person. TBH, experience is a big factor, but not necessarily as important as feeling the fit is good. We've passed on people that we all wanted to hire, just because there was someone else we all wanted to hire.

I wouldn't take the excuses/reasons given to heart. They probably are only partially true, probably not the deciding factor, and it's not unlikely that you were edged out for a trivial or arbitrary reason.

Devac  ·  820 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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