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Being hired on the spot

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by Bluemilk, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Bluemilk

    Bluemilk I am the Senate

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    Has that ever happened to you?

    I filled out an application at a cabinet company. I have no experience, but it pays pretty well. The next day I got a call for an interview which I had yesterday.

    So the interview was the norm, basic questions, just conversation and getting to know me. Then I took a test. It was 50 questions of sort of common sense type stuff and some math. I was told I had 12 minutes and she said don't worry if you don't finish most don't even get close. Well I came pretty close. I answered 40. She was surprised.

    So then I take a ruler test which I sort of struggled with cause it's been a while. So finished that. She came and got it. She was gone like 10 minutes. Then came back talked a few more minutes then was offered a job. Then took a drug test.

    Now I was excited don't get me wrong, but then it was like this has never happened before. And almost made me skeptical. I don't start until next Monday.

    I think I may have surprised with my answers in the interview. I knew about the company, I asked about safety and things that didn't get a normal response from most people.

    I'm glad I got the job but why do I feel like it was too easy?
     
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    This happened to me before when I worked for Barnes & Noble. At the end of the interview, the interviewer was talking like I was hired, and I was kind of confused at first, but sure enough they'd hired me.
     
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    Actually this just happened to me 9 or 10 months ago.

    I sent a Curriculum online at night, the guy called me next morning to make a interview with him in person. I made the interview, all in English (my third language) and after that the guy said: "Can you start on Saturday?"..."yes, of course" I said.

    I'm still working at the same enterprise.
     
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    I've had it happen a few times.

    I've also been the guy who tells someone they have the job on the spot.

    It's always kind of an awkward thing, because that typical exchange is kind of generally expected in our social consciousness to be after the interview, but sometimes a hirer can get what they need from a resume and just use the interview as a final test to make sure the applicant isn't a total weirdo creep (so congrats on not being that).

    Either way, congratulations!

    I don't want to rain on your parade, but I would warn you to be just a bit wary, as sometimes in my experience a company that hires this way is either kind of shady or has a quick turnover.
     
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    A couple of years ago, I was in college and I applied to be a "Sales Manager" for a company. On Indeed it says it paid 55,000-70,000 US dollars. When I interviewed they hired me on the spot. I then learned it was a commission based job and as a "sales manager" I was charged with haranguing people outside of a Circle K gas station about selling wax wipes for their car. So be careful and always ask good questions.
     
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    YUP.

    Be careful with anything on sites like Indeed, especially anything sales related. After I graduated, I hit up a lot of those positions, and they ranged the gammut from seedy sales job that definitely didn't pay what they said online, to straight up obvious pyramid scheme.

    You don't want that.
     
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    Well that's what I am kind of worried about. They probably have a high turn over. But they start out pretty well. I start at $16 an hour.
     
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    firstly.. grats bro !!!! :)

    i've been on both sides of the fence with this..

    i went for a job that i wasn't really qualified to do, and to be honest.. i wasn't sure i even wanted it.
    it was going really badly during the interview, and then the door opened and the owner of the company walked in and sat down with us.
    He immediately asked me about a hobby of mine that was on my CV (resume). we chatted for about 20 minutes about it, as it seems it was the only reason i even got the interview. without even conferring with the guy that had been interviewing me.. he offered me the job.
    It was the strangest interview i've ever had.
    (i left after a year.. it was a horrible job and i was right to not want it in the first place lol. and no... i won't say what the hobby was :p)

    a few years ago i had to do the interviewing at our firm for a new programmer. I had a strict brief of how qualified he/she needed to be, and what i had to ask them during interviews etc. i spent all day talking to the most bizarre bunch of misfits i'd ever met. halfway through the afternoon i got 2 minutes into the interview, realized that this was the first semi-normal person i'd spoken to all day and just offered him the job on the spot.*
    *i am no longer allowed to interview people :D

    you can have all the charm and qualifications in the world, but frequently you just need a bit of luck.
     
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    To kind of temper some of my horror stories from yesterday, I feel like I should mention that the job I'm currently at is totally fine, and I didn't even necessarily apply for it.
     
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    Funny you mention a hobby. The interviewer asked about mine. In all my jobs I've ever had;not one time in an interview was I ever asked what kinds of hobbies do I have.

    This interview and one other I've had were just plain odd in different ways.

    One time I had an interview where it was with two people. One was on their phone the entire time and asked me one question. The other asked me about a town I lived in once. The interview lasted 5 minutes. Two days later they hired me. I was like wtf? lol
     
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    Never happened. I struggle for months to find jobs
     
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