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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Especially phone interviews.

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

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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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    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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    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 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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    Interview after interview

    after interview without any success in landing a new job - depressing.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 30

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses May 12

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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