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I Hate Job Interviews

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    Preparing Doesn'T Work

    No matter how much I prepare for them and run through the questions I know they'll ask, I still freeze up and trip up in my answers. I always feel like I just got lucky when I actually get the job after what I was sure was a terrible interview. I replay it all in my mind and end...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 2 Responses May 29, 2013

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    Why I Don't Respect Employers (Much Of The Time).

    Im a young guy who takes the more inexperienced, entry-level jobs. With the way our country is headed the good, decent jobs seem to be vanishing anyway or is it just me? In any instance I do not even get nervous about job interviews and here is why: First off, they all ask the...
    Lux221 Lux221 22-25, M 2 Responses May 23, 2013

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    Job Interview

    I have an interview at Hollister, I'm so excited! Wish me luck everyone
    elizedukugho elizedukugho 18-21 3 Responses Aug 20, 2013

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    An Hour In Hell

    I arrived half an hour early because I thought parking was going to be more difficult.  That meant I had to walk reeeeeaaally slowly from my car to the building door.  The guard was nice.  Very flirty.  And told me where the ladies room was without my even asking! (good grief...
    Colormevibrant Colormevibrant 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2013

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    Reversed Roles

    I'm interviewing candidates to hire today, thing is I think I'm more nervous than they are. I hate that I need to find qualified people, but the company won't pay what qualified people deserve. There are so many applicants without the necessary soft skills that are so important...
    RoadTraveler85 RoadTraveler85 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 15, 2013

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    Gah, I have one today!

    So scared, on the bright side my parents say if I don't get it then we can go to Greece! :)
    Bhavika18 Bhavika18 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I Thought I Was Ready For This

    So I left my house this morning to go to a recruitment event to interview for a company I'd like to work for. I prepared and prepared for this day. I wasn't nervous at all when I arrived and met my interviewer. Then he asked me the first question "Why do you want this position...
    cuteshae cuteshae 26-30, F Sep 10, 2013

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    Heavy Anxiety In Interviews.

    I have always been terrified of interviews. My hands start sweating profusely, my heart beats faster, I feel a flattering sensation in my tummy, I feel almost nauseas and my knees start to shake..That very moment I get the phone call to schedule an interview I already get all...
    Anaarkoon Anaarkoon 26-30 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    Hire Me Already

    I have a job interview today. I am nervous. I hate interviews. Employers should just look at your cv or application and from there decide if you are right for the job let you do the job and see how well you do. You get asked the most stupid questions. Where do you see yourself in...
    Tk03 Tk03 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2010

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    Hire Me Already

    I have a job interview today. I am nervous. I hate interviews. Employers should just look at your cv or application and from there decide if you are right for the job let you do the job and see how well you do. You get asked the most stupid questions. Where do you see yourself in...
    Tk03 Tk03 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2010

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    Doesn't Honesty And Integrity Mean Anything Anymore?

    I agree 100% with all the post as to why people hate job interviews from the stupid questions you're asked that have absolutely nothing to do with the job at hand, to interviews being totally dishonest and deceitfull. What a crock the job system is these days. Not to sound...
    biggdogg70 biggdogg70 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    Another job interview today,

    which almost took all day. I hate how jaded I am, the second I leave the interview I feel doom and gloom descend over me, along with conviction that I didn't get the job. Then I spend days depressed afterwards. I just feel like giving up.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I Hate Interviews

    I hate job interviews.  I hate the fact that it seems so random, whether or not you will get the job.  And that you get interviewed for things involving skills that have nothing to do with interview skills.  That people who are good at interviews get jobs easily...
    musikkvinne musikkvinne 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    Job Torture

    I've mentioned elsewhere that I applied for a job and it took the company over 4 weeks to respond. In the end I got called for interview.  I attended.  I know you're all on tenterhooks so here's how it's going.The interview was at some hotel in town.  Swanky, I thought, as I...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 May 17, 2013

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    Especially phone interviews.

    So hard to not take the rejection personally.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    Job Interviews

    It feels like begging. I hate it and I hate the smug *** interviewers. I don't think they are good indicators of good workers. A lot of times lazy *** losers are good at interviews because they just lie with a smile on their face. Sometimes I think employers should go with...
    ampand ampand 41-45, F Jan 26, 2012

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    Interview after interview

    after interview without any success in landing a new job - depressing.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Rigged Game

    I've always considered job interviews to be a game in which the rules are ambiguous and change on a whim to suit the interviewer. The object of this game seems to be able to outwit your adversary, "the interviewer." He presents you a list of questions that test not necessarily...
    bitabyss bitabyss 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    Why Bother With This Store?

    First AttemptWay back in either 2009 or 2010, I went on a quest to finding another job for myself since I had been laid off from the best job I had ever had so far. After being depressed about it for MONTHS, I finally gathered the energy to start looking again.JC Penny is a store...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    Of Resumes And The Pain Of Dealing With HR People

    My day is starting to get frustrating. Firstly, I couldn't register to a specific job site will all the jobs I'd like to apply into. Second, the stupidity surrounding resumes. I mean really, who invented resumes? What are they for? And why is it that you still have to submit a...
    cheesebun cheesebun 22-25, F Jul 10, 2013

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    This morning I had a phone interview

    for 1-800-Flowers for a part time position. I was really excited about it thinking I'd be making a few extra bucks each week. This was for a work at home position for cold calling or whatnot, but whatever. So, the first question the woman asks me is if I have a landline phone...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    A Hot Mess!!!

    I cannot believe I messed up on this job interview. Maybe im being a little hard on myself. I went to a security job interview at the landings in savannah ga. Before the interview I was fine. humming to myself and trying to keep myself calm by thinking of other things. It wasn't...
    ricanstud ricanstud 26-30, F Aug 21, 2013

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    Once I get into a company I always succeed.

    Never been fired - in fact always retained during severe reductions in force. But I hate hate hate the interview process. I don't think they give you a sense of how that person will interact with others, what commitment level they will have, their drive. And I hate getting...
    experimed experimed 51-55, M 3 Responses May 12

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    Another job interview today.

    After so many unsuccessful ones, it's difficult to feel any kind of optimism or hope, which does not project well. Just such a depressing process! :(
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Related Experiences

    I have filled out more that 600 job applications(not exaggerating) and still no luck. Everything from Macdonalds, Wendy's, Chick-ful-a, Taco bell, pretty much every fast food joint...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 2

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      I am wondering if anyone is currently in the same situation as me, or has been in the past. My profession is a Graphic Designer. Nearly five years ago, I walked out of my...
    jenks69 jenks69 36-40 Sep 8

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    If you were proceeding for an interview at a big City law firm in Jakarta Indonesia, it is doubtful you would turn up wearing sandals, swimming trunks and a tee shirt. Similarly...
    csikoszarand csikoszarand 22-25, M Sep 16

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    Close to 300 applications (if not more!), 20+ interviews, and it's now over a year later. How on earth do people keep motivation up to keep looking? I feel like just giving up...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Before you say you hate yourself please read this...about me I assure you. You'll feel better about yourself. I'm 24-years-old still living with my parents and although I don't...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I'm so tired of being unemployed I can't even stomach it. It's bad enough that I have to be limited to minimum wage or maybe $8-10 an hour part time if I'm lucky as a college...
    blake000048 blake000048 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 31

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    Just terrible! It took a lot of effort to get to the interview stage - there was an initial online application and then an online situational judgment test. I passed and then had...
    Damisela Damisela 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    I want a job hunting buddy!! To keep each other motivated and swap tips on interviews and applications! Such a lonely process when everybody I know has a job and I'm searching with...
    monstahmash monstahmash 22-25, F Sep 15

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    I hate my job. I didn't always hate it, but I do now and with a passion. The thing is, I really wanted this job....BAD! When I started here I worked one day a week, four hours...
    gracienglory gracienglory 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I HATE when people fish for compliments! No, no dont go fishing! We aint gonna give you a compliment! Then what annoys me even more is when some idiot gives them a compliment and...
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I hate being married to my husband he is a big disappointment. I can't believe I have wasted 13 years of marriage and over 18 years with him. We have 4 children who are embarrassed...
    SkylarPeach SkylarPeach 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I hate it when people complain how ugly they are yet they have a lot of pictures of their self online. When someone tells them they're attractive, they can't accept it and keep...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    and I hate that about myself. I have adhd and bipolar so I get bored very fast if I'm doing the same thing all the time. I love learning new things and being able to move around a...
    chroma14 chroma14 41-45 20 hrs ago

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    Hate it. Hate it. Hate it. With a burning passion. Cashiering ******* sucks. I'm done with it, I can't do it anymore. It's horrible. It wasn't so bad when I was only working part...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Misery truly loves company because I never felt good about how I felt about florida until someone else totally agreed. I don't want people to try to make me feel better about it...
    Brightfuture99 Brightfuture99 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    When I say the above, I don't mean it lightly. I'm not a little whiny teenage kid saying it because my mum didn't buy me skinny jeans. I mean really I am at my wits end...
    moonscapemonoxide moonscapemonoxide 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    Unfortunately this horrific experience happened to me at hotel du vin Brighton in 2004 and it made me very traumatised and terrorised I One day after I lost my little job in cafe...
    Amirhom Amirhom 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I am 22 and live with my mother and 25-year-old high-functioning autistic sister. The ultimate, serious issue is that my mother doesn't do anything with her life- she is really...
    peacelove75 peacelove75 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I lived my whole life in the same house in West Seattle until I moved down to LA for job reasons. I now have a lot of user experience experience (hehe) and will be trying to apply...
    ttflop ttflop 26-30 Aug 31

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    I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate- Suli Breaks Read all of these lyrics or search it up on YouTube and listen. -Exactly why I hate school. Right now There is a kid...
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    My dad retired here. In this horrible horrible place. Don't get me wrong, it's beautiful here. We live on a lake and there's so many recreational activities. But the people here...
    imustvent imustvent 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    So today marks a month that I have been in college and I'm dreading every day of it. Going into college, I expected it to be a fun and amazing experience because of all the stories...
    smsco smsco 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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    Job hunting is stressing me out! I used to work as a preschool teacher, and even though I liked the job itself, the pay was horrible and they asked for so many things for such...
    Lala365 Lala365 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate it, but I've gotten used to it. In college, my friends started gossiping about me because I had a different schedule from them. I had no choice but to meet and hangout...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    You know that it is all the truth - 1. I always notice that people here walk around shopping centers like zombies, like they don't even register that there are other people around...
    otaku3000 otaku3000 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 21

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    My husband is just like his mother. She is trying to hold on to her youth which is no longer existent, always competing with her own daughter and now me. My husbands has a good job...
    sweetiie25 sweetiie25 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago