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I Hate Job Interviews

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    Especially phone interviews.

    So hard to not take the rejection personally.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    Interview after interview

    after interview without any success in landing a new job - depressing.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2014

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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 Jan 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    I have a job interview tomorrow at 10:30 in the

    morning. So excited but nervous at the same time. I really need a job
    Allcatsareawesome Allcatsareawesome 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    I hate job interviews

    because I had to wait an hour past my scheduled time just for the interviewer to show up. Then have my wait another 30 to take a personal call about vacationing. I might be desperate for a job but that doesn't mean I would want to work for someone who doesn't treat their...
    Wsmith3 Wsmith3 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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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 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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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...
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory 31-35 2 Responses May 29, 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 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    So tired of interviewing it's been about 6

    months now With interviews almost every week and nothing yet! So frustrating had an interview last week with a company 6!diff ppl I interviewed with it went great! They said is hear back from them mid this week it's friday ! I sent thank you notes and a follow up email yesterday...
    freespiritt123 freespiritt123 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    I went for a job interview today.

    I thought I knew the way, but I got lost and was late. My husband yelled at me over the phone when I called him to help me since he knows the area better than me. I was so upset when I finally got there. I lost my nerve, lost my confidence, lost hope that they would like me. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 27

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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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    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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    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 Sep 22, 2014

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    You should never hate interviews!

    Most people don't want to know you! So if a company says come and entertain us for an hour, go for it! This is your chance to look and be your best! Press your clothing. Have a long hot bath. Get there in plenty of time and relax! In the interview, smile. Greet folk with a warm...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Nov 8, 2014

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    i am getting ready for this ****** interview.

    i came early and waiting. they should offer me coffe at leastb
    Mrbloo Mrbloo 26-30, M Apr 10

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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 26-30, M 2 Responses May 23, 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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    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 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2014

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    Another phone interview today.

    Now the waiting game. Which for the last 18 months always have led to another disappointment. :(
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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 Jul 19, 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, 2014

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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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    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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    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I have a job interview later today,

    and it will be my first one ever. I don't know what kind of questions I'll be asked. My sister got me the interview. It is in a nursing home, and I will be applying for recreation. I'm supposed to speak with two different people. I'm turning 18 in a few weeks, and they don't...
    xKatlyn xKatlyn 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    I hate it when people try to fool me as if I were a silly teenager...trying to make me believe they didn´t mean what they actually said... I´d understand it if they admit to it...
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    I am a presently a government employee, i received bonuses and other incentives in my almost more than a year of working but despite the fact that this is my first job since i...
    cheska378 cheska378 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am so excited. I have a job interview scheduled for tomorrow. After researching the company, I feel so motivated and confident. My SO says my eyes are sparkling and my smile is...
    Kriyash Kriyash 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I'm new arriving student here in sydney looking for job i really need it if any one have please let me know thank you
    abdul112 abdul112 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    I have realized that it's not the world itself I hate; it's the people that make me hate the world. The world– nature– is beautiful, in both calmness and disaster alike.
    lovecatsnothumans lovecatsnothumans 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I can't even look at myself in the mirror because I just hate myself. I don't believe I deserve to be happy or to feel content. I try really hard at trying to find a job but keep...
    alice0493 alice0493 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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