+139 Interviews need to be more of a two way process. amirite?

by Anonymous 7 months ago

Interviews *are* a two way process. You are free to ask questions to make sure this is a good fit for you, and you can decline a job offer if you don't want to work there.

by Anonymous 7 months ago

This. I'm not going to ask you to feel bad for HR people or whatever poor bastard they have doing interviews, but think about it from their end: they're meeting anywhere from 5-who knows how many strangers a day, a week, a month, and asking them all the same questions. Whether they're good questions or bad questions, the interview never changes on paper because why would it? Every stranger who walks through the door is a stranger who gets treated the same. Surely you can understand why that gets taxing, draining and mind-numbing after a while and no amount of "well, that's their job" can handwave that away. Be proactive in asking questions. Every interview I've experienced from either side has opened the floor for candidate questions. That's your opportunity to make it as two-way as you want it to be and who knows? Maybe you ask the right question and you shake the zombified interviewer out of their doldrums and actually get them engaged too.

by Anonymous 7 months ago

You're free to ask questions in an interview. Depends how's badly you need the job.

by Anonymous 7 months ago

i always ask why's the position is available. what happened to the previous employee.

by Anonymous 7 months ago

He said someone after 3 years was studying abroad. I then found out that was true but someone also walked out recently

by Anonymous 7 months ago

Did you take the job?

by Anonymous 7 months ago

A person not finding a job can't afford life anymore. An employer not finding an employee will find someone else to do the job. And that's why it isn't a two-way street (in some cases*). (*By the way, I think that there are tons of companies who actually try really hard to make a good impression in the interview. If you feel like none you interview for does, you're either trying to get into the wrong companies or you're in the wrong field of work.)

by Anonymous 7 months ago

It already is two way in a sense. If you find the interviewer is wasting your time excessively or is giving off bad vibes, that can be a sign to you that maybe the company isn't a good fit. You just gotta pay attention to how they are acting. And you can, and should, ask questions about the company.

by Anonymous 7 months ago

Ultimately, a company hires people for the good of the company. An interviewee is of course always able to reject a job offer if they didn't like what they heard in the interview. Unless the potential employee is special in some way though…I don't think most companies would deem this a failure. It's a good thing if a potential employee who doesn't see themselves fitting into the company rejects an offer.

by Anonymous 7 months ago