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Discussion on: Interview Series: Birthdays, job responses, and feedback

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Glen McCallum

I don't know the people giving you feedback ... but ... sometimes people give the easiest, plausible explanation they can muster to quickly get themselves out of an unpleasant situation. Even if they believe it themselves it doesn't mean it's true.

Maybe you're experiencing this with the conflicting information.

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BekahHW Author

Thanks, Glen. Also, there’s so much that isn’t covered in an interview. And people who make decisions bring their own biases, history, etc.

I would maybe prefer an interview that went more like this:

Interviewer: we’re looking for these things, here are our strengths and weaknesses, ask whatever questions you want. And come back to us in a week with something that shows you can fill this role and work well with our team.

I think I could do a really good job if that were the case. One week later, do a 2 hour interview where you make the case and have time for questions.

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Glen McCallum

I'm stealing this.

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BekahHW Author

That's fair. I stole your coffee table analogy