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#1 bruinator

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:51 PM

I had a company call me when the found my resume on a job site a few weeks ago. They called me in for an interview with the IT Director which was short but went well. However, on my resume, I put down on my resume that I was still working at my ex-place of employment but haven't worked there in 2 yrs.

Last week, the guy who I interviewed with left a message on my machine asking if i could come in for another interview. I called him back today to set a time up and asked him who I would be interviewing with this time and he said him and maybe HR.

The question I have for you is why would he have me interview with hjim again and then with HR? If they found out I fibber about the last 2 yrs about not working there would they bother having me come back for a 2nd interview? Wouldn't they say no sense in having him back here.

Or could they have me back to offer me the job and talk about salary with HR?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:03 PM

Many companies go through several rounds of interviews. The first short interview might have been done to reduce the number of potential candidates to a "short-list" who are then called in for a more in-depth interview.

I would tell them about the "error" on your CV.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:45 PM

@Budapest,

I agree with you. Many companies have their own ways and sets of Interview. You can't choose an interviewer, so, meeting or facing the same person for an interview is really possible. With your case, it's possible that he'll be doing the initial and the second interview and once you're qualified, HR will do the final one. It's possible as wel that, he'll offer the job for you and discuss the salary with the HR. :thumbsup:


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:01 AM

Come on guys, looking for more opinions plz?

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:09 AM

Ive had jobs with 3 seperate interviews, its not uncommon especially among bigger companies. I would go to the HR interview, and tell them about your mistake, it will look better for you then if they found it on their own. lying on an app could cost you the job, employers want an employee who not only works hard but is honest, if they found out you lied on it they may reject it, but if you own up to it it might help your chances.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:18 AM

@ bruinator,

you'll be able to know the result once you're already there and talked those people during the interview. What ya think?:P


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:03 PM

HR could be there to be sure that the interviewer doesn't violate any labor laws during the interview. Also can act as a witness to the proceedings in the event of any potential litigation against the company.

HR can be there to ask their round of questions if your 'callback' interview goes well. You will never be sure as this is their strength and works to their advantage during the process. Observing how well do you perform under pressure and uncomfortable settings.

I also suggest that you address the inconsistency on how long since you have been with your previous employer. Better if you clear it up than they bring it to your attention in an exit interview upon your termination, for falsification of employment records at a later date.

FWIW: our candidates go through on average 3 rounds of interviews, sometimes 4 if the position is highly technical. 4 rounds or more for senior management.

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