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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Ad7 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:39 am

:(

Everyone breathes a collective sigh of relief, they all put baseball and flat caps on and tuck in to a massive bag of crisps.

Then we shall have peace.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Tomous » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:00 pm

Ad do you change jobs every few months or am I just imagining that?

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Ad7 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:03 pm

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Made redundant from the last main job. Got a temp contract, got this full.time role and then got lured away to the new place.

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by Minty14 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:15 pm

So I'm in the interview process for a new job and I've already had phone and face to face interviews with the team manager. Now, they want me to have an "HR Interview" (either over the phone or in person). Anyone had one of these before? I thought it might just be a formalities thing, but they've said it'll take around 45 minutes. Googling just brings up either interview tips for HR professionals, or "screening" type interviews which I don't think it will be having already interviewed with the manager.

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by Death's Head » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:23 pm

Minty14 wrote:So I'm in the interview process for a new job and I've already had phone and face to face interviews with the team manager. Now, they want me to have an "HR Interview" (either over the phone or in person). Anyone had one of these before? I thought it might just be a formalities thing, but they've said it'll take around 45 minutes. Googling just brings up either interview tips for HR professionals, or "screening" type interviews which I don't think it will be having already interviewed with the manager.
I suspect it will be a formalities thing. Maybe they are just going to talk to you about the company, benefits and tell you not to sexually abuse any of the female staff.

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by Rax » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:55 pm

Yeah thats usually what is is, confirm what your wage demands, any bonuses and benefits and just one last check that youre not a melter that everyone in the office will hate.

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by Drumstick » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:19 pm

I guess Ad never had one of those for any of his many jobs.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Ad7 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:50 pm

Minty14 wrote:So I'm in the interview process for a new job and I've already had phone and face to face interviews with the team manager. Now, they want me to have an "HR Interview" (either over the phone or in person). Anyone had one of these before? I thought it might just be a formalities thing, but they've said it'll take around 45 minutes. Googling just brings up either interview tips for HR professionals, or "screening" type interviews which I don't think it will be having already interviewed with the manager.


I had one of these for the new place. I was told afterwards that the HR person wanted to sound me out more than anything. Expect a very thorough grilling of your CV.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Green Gecko » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:28 pm

Sounds like an internal version of employment agency CV screening. Don't strawberry float up your dates and don't exaggerate your responsibilities or lie about employment gaps - they may already have references.

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by Minty14 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:59 pm

It's not something I've ever encountered before, but this sounds pretty much like what I imagined. I just found it odd that they're doing it at the end of the process.

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by Qikz » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:26 pm

I am so lucky that to get my job I only had to do one interview. That was stressful enough.

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by KingK » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:29 pm

I had 2 interviews for my current job.

The first was an hour or so with the Head of dept. The 2nd took 3.5 hrs and included a detailed questioning based upon my online psychometric test results, plus a 45 min exercise to write a proposal for a new development opportunity before a detailed interview on my skills, previous roles and experience and situational responses.

I was drained afterwards. Still got the job though 8-)

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by Wrathy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:48 pm

I had two interviews for the job I started a few weeks ago, after I'd passed the aptitude test which seems to be the norm these days. First was on a Friday morning with the head of department/line manager and a HR person, which took about an hour and a half (only about 45 of which was actual interview questions, rest was a conversation about the industry and things like that). They asked that evening if I could do a second interview on the Monday morning with someone who used to do the job and moved up in the company and the same HR rep, though this was a bit less formal and more introspective than the first. It was weird, honestly, but I'd never had a second interview before. I guess it was to check out my attitude and things like that. It was quite a quick turnaround though so can't complain too much.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Ad7 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:48 am

Staring the new job today. Usually I'd be on the road by now - the Google traffic alert says it would take me 58 minutes this morning due to an accident - I'm currently sat in my lazy clothing drinking tea :toot: Don't have to set off for 45 mins yet and it's a 6 minute drive :datass:

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Tragic Magic » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:19 am

Don't stare. They'll think you're weird.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Errkal » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:43 am

I bet they all eat crisps.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Ad7 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:37 pm

Good first day. Working next to an old colleage so we are straight in tune with how each other works. Got a nice laptop, bag and two great monitors.

Best of all is leaving at 5.23 and pulling up on the drive at 5.29
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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Wrathy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:51 pm

I know the feeling!!! 8 minute drive to my new job. :datass:

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Ad7 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:56 pm

Friday is going to be strawberry floating amazing with a 4pm finish. I'll be in the pub by 4.20.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Kezzer » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:57 pm

Blaze it

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