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interviewing the new factory workers

Interviewing college kids for a job is always fun. Been doing it for a couple years now, and it's really interesting to see them come in and lie their tails off. "I really find this job interesting". Oh come on now, don't bullsh*t a bullsh*tter. One individual I interviewed said that he was looking forward to an opportunity to police the industry. One didn't even know what auditing was. It's really interesting to be on the other side of the interview process. I feel bad everytime I don't recommend somebody I interviewed..it's almost like I'm essentially shaping their lives. But, it's for the better. They're better off doing something in which they excel, that's a Jack Welch philosophy, and I subscribe to it.

PS - To the college kids interviewing out there, if you get a job offer, and the interviewers send out a congratulatory email, reply back even if you're already sent a thank you note.

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Anonymous said…
Hi,

I'm just curious how hiring has changed, if at all, since the massive layoffs? Are firms hiring more students as cheap labour?

Also, I was wondering how you choose which candidates to recommend for offers? Is it a gut feeling? or are there guidelines that you have to follow?
I've heard lots of "theories" as to why my friends didn't get offers, from GPA to racial preferences. I wouldn't know as I didn't even get considered for the big 4, although I did receive an offer from a midsize national firm.
I'd love to hear your thoughts about the interview process.

Thank you
Anonymous said…
i work as an auditor for a state government. i have been thinking of applying to a big 4 firm (not sure though).

i somehow get the feeling that since i work on governmental audits, i may stand weaker against other job applicants.

i would appreciate if you could write something about the types of experiences big audit firms seek.
notfordisplay said…
You might have a good shot getting into a firm like KPMG. KPMG has a lot of government-run clients, like state lotteries, etc, all across the US.

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