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Five Good Reasons To Skip A Job Interview

Source | Forbes : By Liz Ryan 

I expected a lively discussion between equals and I got it — so I guess the power of intention is pretty strong. I am waiting to hear back from that company and I have three other irons in the fire. I’m happy about my job-search progress but I’m still sending out Pain Letters every day and I won’t stop until I accept a job offer.

I have a question. I got a call from a company that’s looking for a Financial Analyst which is not really what I’m looking for (I want a Business Analyst job) but I went through with the process anyway because I was curious and also because I was flattered to have the employer reach out to me instead of the other way around.

They saw my LinkedIn profile and contacted me via email to set up a call. The call was fine and now I’m scheduled for a face-to-face interview.

I have an interview scheduled for next week and I don’t want to go. At first I got an automated email message telling me the interview was at 2:30 p.m. on Monday. It’s all the same to me because I’m not working, but then I got an email telling me to come at 11 a.m. on Thursday, instead.

In neither case did anybody ask me whether Monday afternoon or Thursday morning works for me. They just assumed I would be there. Since the recruiter talked to me by phone, why didn’t she ask me on the phone about my interview availability?

Today I got a third email message that instructed me to come to the interview 45 minutes early to fill out forms and take tests. These people contacted me! Why should I take their stupid tests?

I don’t even know if I want the job. I can always use interviewing experience but not the zombie, scripted-answer kind of interview experience. I’ve had enough of those interviews to last me a lifetime.

I need experience with human, problem-solving interviews and I can already tell that’s not what these people have in mind.

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