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I Hate Job Interviews

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    MyNamesNotFrench MyNamesNotFrench 31-35 2 Responses May 29, 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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    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 have a job interview tomorrow at 10:30 in the

    morning. So excited but nervous at the same time. I really need a job
    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Well things are Turing around finally. My wife and I both have job interviews at a ski hill. And then we start work right after wish us luck
    Dotcom2 Dotcom2 26-30, M a week ago

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    It's mentally tolling and draining working in the social/human services field. What I do is so simple and easy and I'm doing more than I should. I am applying for jobs now and I...
    Frenchgal11 Frenchgal11 26-30, F Jan 12

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    Landing on a job frequently takes much lengthier than job hunters anticipate, more especially abroad, in Jakarta, Indonesia for instance. The initial reason why landing on a...
    williampalacios williampalacios 22-25, M Jan 9

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    There are lots of eligible and potential candidates out there. But most of the times one fail to shape his potential due to the lack of opportunities. This happens because of small...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Jan 21

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 14

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    I have been out of work for 18 months. The endless applications, interviews, suspense and then let down is an emotional roller coaster. The last five times that I got feedback the...
    abscuramma abscuramma 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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    I don't know where to start with this post, especially not if I don't want to be seen as ungrateful or spoiled. Maybe I am, I don't know. I'm ranting because I hate being...
    artist40 artist40 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I feel so nervous going for interviews and I have two pretty big ones coming up. They're my way into uni to do child nursing and they're all I can think about. I'm stressing so...
    pygmypuff pygmypuff 18-21, F Jan 21

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    My hole life I've been a hard worker, always doing and striving to do the best I can at the job at hand, what ****** me off are those select few that have self esteem problems,lack...
    sace1375 sace1375 36-40, M Jan 19

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    In August I started a new job at a Pharmacy because I couldn't stand the job I had at the time. I was really looking forward to this new job because hey better pay! & It seemed...
    ForeverArmyGirlfriend ForeverArmyGirlfriend 18-21, F Jan 21

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    In August I started a new job at a Pharmacy because I couldn't stand the job I had at the time. I was really looking forward to this new job because hey better pay! & It seemed...
    ForeverArmyGirlfriend ForeverArmyGirlfriend 18-21, F Jan 21

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    In August I started a new job at a Pharmacy because I couldn't stand the job I had at the time. I was really looking forward to this new job because hey better pay! & It seemed...
    ForeverArmyGirlfriend ForeverArmyGirlfriend 18-21, F Jan 21

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    Hate is such a strong word. I'd like to say that I tolerate my unpleasant co-workers. I call them trolls because they hide their true selves until something happens then...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    I hate my job .. I hate getting up every morning to go for it ... Many times i felt "brain insulted" just by doing my job .. I have been trying find a job over 3 months now -____...
    twinz8891 twinz8891 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I think my husband hates me.....My childhood was REALLY bad. My current husband also had a childhood similar to mine but was not as lucky as me and his life took a different path...
    Lsngthsbttle Lsngthsbttle 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I am so tired of my boyfriend. I have done everything for him and he does nothing in return. I have let him live with me rent free helped him get a job and given him money bailed...
    jayjay137 jayjay137 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I hate my daycare job so much. I just want to quit so bad. I'm going to school full-time as well and I messed up bad last semester because it got to hard being. Wife mother and...
    mrsap mrsap 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    i cant stand what this world has come to now and days, my brother is a cop... But he's a great one and the people in his county respects him because he respects them. he does his...
    ashworrell ashworrell 18-21, F 14 Responses Jan 16

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    My hole life I've been cursed with ******* parents and a society that is so ignorant that ive become antisocial. My whole life people have treated me like I'm a criminal cause...
    sace1375 sace1375 36-40, M Jan 18

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    I'm just going to keep this really short by making a list of things I hate about my job: 1. Clique-ish co-workers, that leave you feeling out of the loop when it comes to...
    seakissedjem seakissedjem 26-30, F Jan 20