Interviewing job candidates - that's a new one

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by kchacker, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. kchacker

    kchacker Active Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    542
    44
    28
    Phoenix
    One of my peers is hiring for a tech position. He narrowed the pool, held some interviews and had a candidate he was seriously interested in. He called the references that person had listed.

    One of the references answered the first few questions, then said something to the effect of "so and so is a good candidate, and I would also like to be considered for the position". He then told my co-worker why he was a better candidate, he should be hired instead, and asked if he could apply directly with my co-worker instead of filling out the application online.

    Good stuff.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  2. Prone2Clone

    Prone2Clone Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    5,211
    301
    83
    Male
    Solid approach.
     
  3. coolerifyoudid

    coolerifyoudid Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    7,919
    1,626
    113
    Male
    KC
    Sounds like a good "teamwork" guy.
     
    • Agree Agree x 5
  4. CtownCyclone

    CtownCyclone Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    10,188
    456
    83
    Project Engineer
    Where they love the governor
    Kinda like Johnny Orr to ISU back in the day...
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  5. Max57

    Max57 Active Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    925
    26
    28
    Somewhere on Hwy 30
    If I was the original applicant, I'd be ... ummm, upset.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  6. SCNCY

    SCNCY Well-Known Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    2,338
    103
    63
    La Fox, IL
    Most likely the original applicant would never know.
     
  7. srjclone

    srjclone Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2014
    5,126
    1,180
    113
    Male
    Minneapolis
    **** that guy
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  8. LincolnWay187

    LincolnWay187 Active Member

    Sep 24, 2012
    340
    41
    28
    Hope you enjoy being back stabbed by that guy if you hire him lol
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. srjclone

    srjclone Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2014
    5,126
    1,180
    113
    Male
    Minneapolis
    I hate to interrupt, but, I would also like to apply for the position. I work at a huge M2M technology manufacturer, so I can guarantee I'll be a better more qualified candidate.
     
  10. harimad

    harimad Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2016
    1,057
    494
    83
    Female
    IT Systems Architect
    Illinois
    I've done plenty of interviews and follow-ups. Never seen that happen before. Wow.
     
  11. Gordyo5

    Gordyo5 Well-Known Member

    Jun 3, 2007
    1,210
    38
    48
    Glenwood / Ames
    Or was it all a scheme from both of them to get the 2nd guy the job?
     
  12. coolerifyoudid

    coolerifyoudid Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    7,919
    1,626
    113
    Male
    KC
    That was a missed opportunity to get the original applicant on the phone at the same time and have him listen in.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. intrepid27

    intrepid27 Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    3,328
    186
    63
    Executive Recruiter - Ag
    Marion, IA
    I'm a recruiter and I've have multiple occasions when a reference told me to call them back if original candidate does not get the job. I've also had references give me some pretty negative info on candidates but have never had one pulled what OP mentioned (yet).
     
  14. andybernard

    andybernard Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2009
    2,432
    133
    63
    So was anyone hired? If not, I'd like to put my name in the hat. Although they would both be fine for the job, I would be better because back in my heydey, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one. I would just back him in and lift him off the ground and call a foul every time he fouls me when I do a jump hook to the right or the left. He cannot stop me one-on-one. He better make every shot 'cause he can't go around me. He's not fast enough. And he can only make so many shots outside before I make every bucket under the rim.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  15. CTTB78

    CTTB78 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    5,336
    240
    63
    Did it work? Some companies encourage 'champions' putting footprints on other people's back.
     
  16. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    7,501
    877
    113
    Omaha
    I've always been told you don't give any information outside of yes they worked here. Too many opportunities to get sued by either party.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. algonacy

    algonacy Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    152
    4
    18
    Male
    Iowa
    My brother-in-law owns a body shop and just called a reference looking to get background on a potential new hire. The guy gave a really good reference. By the time my b-i-l got around to checking other stuff and calling the candidate back, the first reference guy had already called him and make him a job offer which he accepted.
     
  18. SpokaneCY

    SpokaneCY Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    7,108
    499
    83
    Male
    Manager of Natural Gas
    Spokane, WA
    **** move to be sure.
     
  19. ForbinsAscynt

    ForbinsAscynt Active Member

    Dec 8, 2014
    903
    92
    28
    Male
    Johnny Orr'd. I like it
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    6,920
    212
    63
    Enginerd
    Johnston
    I'd hire the reference guy. Let him quit his other job and fire him on the first day on the new job.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1

Share This Page