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The Unreasonable Expectations of Hiring Managers

The Unreasonable Expectations of Hiring Managers
From Recruiter - March 9, 2017

Interviews can truly be the worst. Doesnt the hiring manager realize that you have a job, a life, a spouse, children, and other existing commitments?

You spend months trying to get your foot in the door for an interview. You spend all your time filling out applications and updating your resume. You call your references and update your LinkedIn and Facebook accounts.

Then you wait, and wait, and wait.

Until one afternoon, a recruiter calls you. They came across your resume, and they have a few questions that theyd like to ask youtoday. Suddenly, youre in a whirlwind of interviews. Its like interview hell.

Not only do you already have plans, but now you have to cancel those plans and secretly make new plans to sneak out of work. You have to figure out how to wear a suit to your job without anyone noticing that youre dressed up.

The hiring manager often wants to speak with you on the phone firstalmost immediately. Then they want you to come meet them in person a few days later, for hours. Theyre in a hurry, after all.

What can you do? Well, you can try to push back the interview a few days. Many hiring managers will agree to this, and it will certainly be more convenient for you. Unfortunately, this strategy can cause unforeseen problems in the long run.



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