Interview, biases and a wrong hire

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  1. Vidya Sury says:

    Well described, Parul and very insight-fully written. Reminded me of that time when I had a bunch of a couple of hundred resumes to shortlist to 50, and then interview the candidates who were nothing like they projected themselves on their CV. Very interesting, human behavior. (And what were YOU worried about re: writing these posts? You’re a Champ!)
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  2. bellybytes says:

    All that glitters is not gold….I know someone who has a strong instinct about who will be a good hire and who won’t. Of course he also looks at the resume but sometimes he goes so far as to say that this person will never step into the office and the person met with an accident just at the door!!!!He had to be rushed to the hospital and never showed up for another interview. He too must have thought the company was bad luck.

  3. I’m going to be facing interviewers after completing my grad, and trust me, the way everyone talks about it being super scary is totally freaking me out! This post has given me invaluable tips, and I’m saving this post to read later too!

  4. Kala Ravi says:

    Wow Parul, I am super-impressed! I wish HR teams put in as much thought before hiring people with slick tongues and good presentation skills.

  5. To be frank, the 7 minute window does seem a little less but since I have interviewed scores of candidates myself, I realize that not every one has the time to give a candidate an hour. So yes, first impressions are very important. Do we really know a person after an interview ? Absolutely not. What a person behaves like afterwards is completely up for gamble. 🙂 Nice take on the prompt.
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  6. Vinodini says:

    Hahaha…I loved the end of this post. Amy’s now preparing for her next job! Job hopper that she was.

  7. Geets says:

    A lot of information on the interview, huh? Things sure are critical during 7 minutes and sure one isn’t the same or remains the same when those dreadful 7 minutes are over!

    Interesting take on the prompt!


  8. Ramya says:

    So true! Sonetimes, i wonder if they will be the same person that we hired when i see their work. These days, people who come for interviews mug up theoretical concepts and present them well. That’s why people who hire are looking for more options to analyze their practical skills and logical skills. Nice informative post ☺

  9. Sid says:

    Oh man! That’s a perfect HR post. In fact, I’m going to nickname you ‘HR’ 😀
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