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I Hate Job Interviews

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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
    HelloLovelyPerson HelloLovelyPerson 18-21, F 1 Response 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Around September of 2014, I was extremely desperate for any sort of job. What I wanted was a simple part time job so that I could work a little and go to school. I went to several...
    onebrokegirl onebrokegirl 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    I'm a new teacher and it never fails to supreme the other teachers when I can get the job done properly and on time. It's not like I'm incompetent.
    brupsie brupsie 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Just a few more weeks... And then no more wanting to be dead instead of doing work I no longer enjoy. And then I can sleep without fearing the alarm! :) Until I get a job anyway...
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I am so glad I found this forum. I am glad I am not the only one living the Australian lie (not Australian dream). I am born and grew up in Malaysia to Chinese parents. Everybody...
    malaysianinoz malaysianinoz 26-30, M 9 Responses May 4

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    I'm a Croatian and I have bachelors degree of hairdressing for males and females. As I search the jobs there, I was just sad. Because my study didn't content reflexology and very...
    Annabel1712 Annabel1712 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    I had interview today were I drove 40miles to the company in another county in my state where I live . I have went back and forth for 3 days to this company. Today I waited a total...
    beautifulsinsxo beautifulsinsxo 18-21, F May 22

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    I was waiting on this good job I had 2 interviews and a test for, then I finally get the email today and thought "this is it!" and nope they didn't pick me. So now am back to...
    orsoliz orsoliz 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12

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    Unemployed for 11 months, 1,173 interviews later I've finally got a halfway decent position. After an industry bubble last year it was impossible to find a similar job... So I get...
    Jakd69 Jakd69 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    So, I am at my wits end with my stupid job. It's not so much the job that upsets me but the people and the company I work for. The people in my store are intent on being lazy...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Have you ever had that nightmare? That vivid, lucid nightmare that’s not only dark and murky, but very confusing? Those kind of nightmares that paralyse you. You feel yourself...
    ElleBelle70 ElleBelle70 26-30, F 1 Response May 19

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    Giving presentations has always been my least favorite thing to do. It makes me feel rather uncomfortable, standing in front of a crowd while speaking, and the larger the crowd the...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I absolutely hate my job. I don't feel I was given an accurate representation of what the job entailed. I was made to believe there would be training, and there was not. I wanted...
    WeepingAngel811 WeepingAngel811 22-25, F 2 Responses May 18

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