A while ago I wrote about carrying out interviews for new staff. Having now searched for and found a new job, I thought I would share my view of the flipside - Going to interviews.
a) If I am underqualified for the position, why bother calling me for an interview? Surely you could have gathered this from my CV.
b) I don't care if you don't call me to let me know if I got the position or not, unless you specifically said you would. Touch irritating.
c) I don't really mind where the interview takes place, however I think it a little inappropriate to do it in the bar when some old man is celebrating his 80th birthday and there are children running around screaming their heads off.
And my personal favourite.
d) If I have driven 45 minutes to come to this interview, I would appreciate it if you asked me more than 2 questions (one of which was, "Is there anything you'd like to ask me?")!
I have never before had an interview that lasted 3 minutes (and that was dragged out whilst I finished my tea).
I then had to drive back through rush hour, so it works out as;-
Interview Time - 3 Minutes
Driving Time - 1 Hour 55 Minutes
I was not amused.