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How to convert an interview to a job offer?

I am going on my 11th interview in the last 4 months.
I just can't seem to get an offer, with all the companies sayng they found somebody with all little more relevent experience, although I gave a good interview.
I am just totally frustrated being unemployed, and it seems there are no dearth of qualified applicants.
Are other people facing this kind of situation as well?

Friday, February 13, 2004

You have to hit it off with the people giving an interview.  REALLY hit it off.  It is mostly intuition on both sides.  Ask yourself within a couple minutes, "Do I want to work for this guy?"  If you answer No, then it's obvious.

That's just a small part, but a very vital part in my eyes.  Like people tends to gather together.

Friday, February 13, 2004

Check out Robin Ryan's book on interviewing.

Friday, February 13, 2004

60 Seconds and You're Hired? I read this book, it was surprisingly good for a book with that title.

Robin (he? she?) suggests you create a 5 bullet point list of qualities you want to highlight. Then every question is a chance to repeat either the list, or expand on one of the 5 points. It gives the interview focus and leaves the interviewer with a clear sense of who you are... At least the you you want to present.
Friday, February 13, 2004

Well, isn't this whole interview thing getting slightly overdiscussed? Care more about software development, and you won't have to care about the interviews.

Egor Shipovalov
Friday, February 13, 2004

"Care more about software development, and you won't have to care about the interviews. "

Let's see, the topics page for this forum lists "A public forum for open discussion of topics raised on Joel on Software."  About halfway down the JOS main page we have the link to, "Getting your Resume Read."  And that's not even trying hard.

Thanks, but we can stay ontopic (present post excepted, obviously!) without your help.  Besides, the best developers can and do get laid off for a variety of reasons, whether justified or not.  All the code in the world won't help you if your company's mismanaged.

Friday, February 13, 2004

SS, lots of people are facing this situation because government and big business have consipired to remove a lot of the jobs that you once would have won.

That is why H1-B's and offshoring get discussed on JOS. It's not an academic subject.

Friday, February 13, 2004

It's pretty tough these days. I've been trying to get a job in the U.S. for months now, but everyone says they only want citizens or green card holders. No one seems to want to bother with the extra lawyer and visa prep fees these days.

It'll turn around soon i'mm sure.

Friday, February 13, 2004

ss wrote:

>I am going on my 11th interview in the last 4 months.

Do what a friend of mine did. He got rejected for a job interview which he thought had gone well. He called up the recruiter after getting the rejection, thanked the person for giving him the opportunity and then asked politely if he could meet the recruiter over lunch to informally know what he had done wrong and what his weak points were without naming any names.

The recruiter did not do lunch with him but still told him what his weak points were. He understood where he went wrong and improved and after a few more interview landed a job at a different company.

Don't be afraid to ask why they did not give you an job offer and do not be angry when they give their honest opinion.

Good luck

Code Monkey
Friday, February 13, 2004

Yeah, but what it everyone does these interview tricks? You tink everyone is going to get a job? They're not. The jobs aren't there.

That's the real issue. Not pising around asking about interview questions.

Friday, February 13, 2004

function InterviewToJobOffer(Interview: TInterview):TJobOffer;

I'm such a prick sometimes.

TJ Haeser
Saturday, February 14, 2004

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