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Speed Interviewing

Speed dating concept applied to job interviewing
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Let's dispense with the pressures, pleasantries and formalities of the interview process. This could be used at career fairs or on college campuses. Representatives from a large number of hiring companies will have 2 or 3 minutes with each perspective candidate before they move on. At the end of the day, each candidate will get a list of invitations for more a more formal interviews, which they can choose to accept or reject.
Darwinta Clause, Mar 18 2004

Jobwire (2002): 15-minute speed interviews http://www.jobjourn..._text.asp?artid=627
[jutta, Oct 04 2004]

totaljobs (2003): 87% job-seekers would prefer it http://www.skill-li.../shortintrvu156.htm
[jutta, Oct 04 2004]

salaryman (2003) Same idea. http://www.twentysi...ry/6itbijd4ile8.htm
"Or speed interviewing - 20 employers, you get 5 minutes with each, and then exchange phone numbers at the end of the evening." [jutta, Oct 04 2004]


       I think you mean prospective
seedy em, Mar 18 2004

       I have a differnent perspective on proper spelling.
Darwinta Clause, Mar 18 2004

       "for 'amore' formal interviews" Speed dating, remember?
dpsyplc, Mar 18 2004

       Pleasantries often waste a lot of valuable time and I never know how to make the transition to the serious stuff. Cutting out pleasantries would certainly help me. Since first contact was already made even the more formal interview could skip most pleasantries.
kbecker, Mar 18 2004

       Isn't this what happens at career fairs anyway? Prospective employee chats with employer and they can take it further if they want.
kropotkin, Mar 19 2004

       I thought this would be like the chapter in the book "Trainspotting" where the characters Rents and Spud are interviewed for jobs they don't want whilst zooming off their chops on amphetamine sulphate. In the movie, it was a hilarious scene. +
saker, Mar 19 2004

       Speed interviewing:
"Can you start on Monday?"
Job done.
Ling, Mar 19 2004

       This automatically happens anyway. I thought it was common knowledge that an interviewer had decided whether a candidate was suitable or not within the first 90 seconds of an interview. The rest of the time is spent trying to obtain evidence to support the gut feel.
PeterSilly, Mar 19 2004


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