Interviewing job candidates - that's a new one

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  1. kchacker

    kchacker Active Member

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    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.
     
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  2. Prone2Clone

    Prone2Clone Well-Known Member

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    Solid approach.
     
  3. coolerifyoudid

    coolerifyoudid Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a good "teamwork" guy.
     
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  4. CtownCyclone

    CtownCyclone Well-Known Member

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    Kinda like Johnny Orr to ISU back in the day...
     
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  5. Max57

    Max57 Active Member

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    If I was the original applicant, I'd be ... ummm, upset.
     
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  6. SCNCY

    SCNCY Well-Known Member

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    Most likely the original applicant would never know.
     
  7. srjclone

    srjclone Well-Known Member

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    **** that guy
     
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  8. LincolnWay187

    LincolnWay187 Active Member

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    Hope you enjoy being back stabbed by that guy if you hire him lol
     
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  9. srjclone

    srjclone Well-Known Member

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    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

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    I've done plenty of interviews and follow-ups. Never seen that happen before. Wow.
     
  11. Gordyo5

    Gordyo5 Well-Known Member

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    Or was it all a scheme from both of them to get the 2nd guy the job?
     
  12. coolerifyoudid

    coolerifyoudid Well-Known Member

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    That was a missed opportunity to get the original applicant on the phone at the same time and have him listen in.
     
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  13. intrepid27

    intrepid27 Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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.
     
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  15. CTTB78

    CTTB78 Well-Known Member

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    Did it work? Some companies encourage 'champions' putting footprints on other people's back.
     
  16. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  17. algonacy

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    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

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    **** move to be sure.
     
  19. ForbinsAscynt

    ForbinsAscynt Well-Known Member

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    Johnny Orr'd. I like it
     
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  20. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Well-Known Member

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    I'd hire the reference guy. Let him quit his other job and fire him on the first day on the new job.
     
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