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A Human Resources generalist, manager, or director plays a wide variety of roles in organizations. Depending on the size of the organization, these HR jobs may have overlapping responsibilities. In larger organizations, the HR generalist, manager, and director have clearly defined, separated roles in HR management.
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  10. ProducerSandra Smith

    Sandra Smith

    I Got Sent to Two Interviews - And There Wasn't Even a Job
    I Got Sent to Two Interviews - And There Wasn't Even a JobSome of you will know I haven't had much luck on the job front recently. Despite some promising bites, I seem to be zeroing out. The first opportunity, I wasn't too fussed about. I wrote a blog on it, said what I wanted to say, and haven't thought...


    buba manneh
    12/07/2017 #12 buba manneh
    hey can we chat
    Sandra Smith
    12/07/2017 #11 Sandra Smith
    #10 Thanks, Cyndi 🤗
    Cyndi wilkins
    12/07/2017 #10 Cyndi wilkins
    "I'm not blameless either. I'm experienced enough to know that if an opportunity doesn't feel right, even after the first interview, chances are it probably isn't. I could have bowed out of the process at that point, but I didn't. And ultimately that was my choice, although one hampered by a desire to better my circumstances - for myself and my son."

    Okay...I'd be the first one to say 'trust your gut'...but that is NOT AN OPTION when you are in a position like this...I don't care how much experience you have, you are a parent first...It's not all about you when you have a family to support...and these 'professional snakes' know that... And they prey on it... This stuff makes me hot under the collar.. and there should be laws against it!

    We are in the same boat here @Sandra Smith...feels like shoveling shit against the tide...and I see it taking it's toll on my spouse...All I can do is keep the ship
    afloat and be the 'cheerleader'...It's a helpless feeling...I can keep the ship from sinking...but I am powerless to what it does to one's self esteem....That's an inside job...I'm wishing you better things for you and your son;-)
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    12/07/2017 #9 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Good morning @Sandra Smith I wrote this, I'm sorry I have not translated it. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@julio-angel-lopez-lopez/el-combate-una-entrevista-de-trabajo
    In short it is an idealized combat, the struggle between the desire of the trophy and when you see that the trophy is false.
    Sandra Smith
    12/07/2017 #8 Sandra Smith
    #3 #5 #6 #7 Thanks, every one, for your insights and experiences. @Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA, these were the cofounders and the cmo...so no one to complain to... apart from them ;)
    Míriam Caro López
    12/07/2017 #7 Míriam Caro López
    "Lesson learned", that's important. As Phil Friedman's telling, you are blameless. You were in a dificult situation trying to balance high risk (cost) and a small door to better.
    I remember had passed for something similar, but I was younger, still living with my parents, working only for paying my studies... so I used to pass fast from a company to another. I couldn't imagine being on your shoes, but you've done well, and I think I'd had done same.
    I've been here on the same chair/job for the last ten years, in Madrid. Every week I feel this will be my last moth, but as that moment comes I'm looking for something near my home, as I spend everyday more than two hours in train (I don't leave in Madrid), or at least another job, only for morning beacuse if I change I'll loose my reducted day for having a child.
    We need to keep looking for the best for our families, so head up, you can.
    Phil Friedman
    12/07/2017 #6 Phil Friedman
    Sandra > "I'm not blameless either."

    No, Sandra, you ARE blameless. You acted in good faith, albeit naively. But that is not your defect. You should, however, learn from the experience. Over the years as an employer, employee, and contract consultant -- including an early stint as a recruiter with a major Chicago-based employment agency -- this is what I've learned:

    1) If non-local travel for an interview you've been invited to, the prospective employer should always pay travel expenses. Otherwise, you have no indication that they are seriously interested in you.

    2) If you have a substantial work history and samples of prior work and letters of recommendation, that plus the interview discussions should be enough for them judge you on. The idea of submitting full proposals is a formula for having your work and ideas stolen. And every legitimate potential employer understands that and will not ask you to do that.

    3) You should never trust a "recruiter" (unless he or she has found you a job in the past). Most have a far weaker connection to the prospective employer than they represent to you. Indeed, most these days don't even have a contract or a written job order from the employer and are throwing shit against the wall in the hope of having something stick.

    Don't fret overly much. Console yourself with the fact that the "freelance" who was hired in your stead, unless exceptionally savvy and experienced in contract work, will likely get screwed out of a pile of pay for work performed. Cheers!
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    12/07/2017 #5 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    What a waste of time. I think people need to start writing to the CEO and letting him or her know the games their people are playing. Only then will this stop.

    Same thing happens in the reverse. Companies put you through a lot of time and effort preparing proposal usually in response to an urgent request. Then, they decide they are going to handle it internally. I think they likely had no intentions of outsourcing but just mined proposals in order to steal ideas.
    David B. Grinberg
    12/07/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg
    PART 2 OF 2
    Sandra, before beBee arrived I was once recruited cold by CBS/Viacom Corp. HQ in New York City through LinkedIn. This was for a corporate communications gig representing the company before the news media (not a job in the new division, but corporate comms with expense accounts, etc). I ended up not taking the job, but I did ask that they fly me in to NYC for the interview and pay for all expenses -- plus have a limo or town car pick me up and return me to the airport. They agreed and wanted to do this in one day. However, being a native NYer and pushy, I wanted to stay a bit longer while there to see some friends and family. So I convinced the HR folks to put me up at swanky hotel overnight. I rightly assumed they had some corporate deal already worked out for such occasions.
    In the end, I turned down the job for personal and family reasons. My point, however, is that if an out-of-town company really wants you badly enough based on your impressive credentials and a phone or online interview, then demand they pay for all travel expenses per the in-person interview. Yes, it's a bit risky but will show you just how interested they really are in hiring you. Plus, they may be impressed by your determination and bold ask. Just something to consider for next time.
    Wishing you all the best. Keep buzzing because, among other things, writing really is therapeutic. So buzz on!
    David B. Grinberg
    12/07/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Sandra: first, I commend you for opening sharing your experience. I understand that this ultimately turned into an expensive and frustrating experience, which is unfortunate. However, on the positive side you were proactive and determined. I would think of it this way and not get discouraged. Job interviews and being hired are like selling insurance or whatever door-to-door. You have to knock on 100 doors to have change. Then, perhaps 5% of 5 people express interest and invite you in. Three of the five don't buy what's you're selling, but the other two make the purchase and YOU receive the profit. But if you hadn't knocked on 100 doors you would never have made the ultimate sales. Here's another example: it took Thomas Edison thousands of failed tries to invent the light bulb. But he viewed each failed attempt as a step in the right direction toward achieving his goal, which he did through laborious persistence and hard work. You too will get the job you seek, just keep persisting, maintain confidence in yourself and a positive outlook. I can't wait to read your blog post about finding and getting the job that's the best fit for you. This WILL happen if you believe it will and persist.
    PART 1 of 2
    Sandra Smith
    12/07/2017 #2 Sandra Smith
    #1 Thanks, Shelley - I think the problem is that the company didn't know what it wanted (or needed) and the recruiter took advantage a bit. Thinking back, she didnt bother to screen me on the phone, which should have been a huge red flag. Sorry you had to cancel your flight at the last minute, not sure how they forgot to get you to sign the NCA, doh! 😂
    Shelley Brown
    11/07/2017 #1 Shelley Brown
    @Sandra Smith So frustrating! I have had my share of interviews leading to no where and it seems the process is getting longer and requiring several interviews. I have had 5-8 interviews for a job. A couple of times I got through to the final interview and the company decided not to hire at all. Another time, I was on my way to fly out to meet with the final decision makers and got a call at the airport on my way to their HQ asking me if I had signed a non-compete. I had to turn around and go home. They never asked in the beginning of the process. Hang in there!!!!! It is hard to find a position in a city where you don't reside. Good Luck!!!!
  11. ProducerKimberley Smith

    Kimberley Smith

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  12. Danyette Foulks-Young
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    Danyette Foulks-Young
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  14. ProducerSandra Smith

    Sandra Smith

    How A Cup of Coffee Cost Me A Job
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    Kevin Henneborn
    08/07/2017 #25 Kevin Henneborn
    I think the founder wanted you to enjoy his coffee as the product by itself, followed by a 'wow' moment response. However, I do understand what you are saying about his mood. This is an opportunity to derail his funk into a great mood.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    08/07/2017 #24 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #16 I have to say @Jim Murray that thought went through my head too! Toss it at him, tell him where he could stick the cup, or better yet; tell him the marketing on the website is fraudulent because his coffee sucks! hahaha...that would have really peeved him off.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    08/07/2017 #23 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #21 Lol ! Sorry that you are sorry, mystery of nature game me a pair of chromosoms at the begining of my conception, so now i have to deal with it. As a man i Gave birth, lietrally to 3 of my 5 kids, i was there...intense moments....refering to guve birth in my earlier comment i forget to mention the scientific concept of conception well explained and documented in an Historiy Cable channel....should you google it and watch it on YouTube, it is a pretty amazing aventure from the inside.
    Sandra Smith
    08/07/2017 #22 Sandra Smith
    #18 Exactly, Praveen. I'm sure we're both likeable people but for whatever reason didn't jive on that day...it was in the middle of a heat wave, so that probably didn't help
    Sandra Smith
    08/07/2017 #21 Sandra Smith
    #12 Sorry Stephan, but as a man, you dont get to compare anything to giving birth jk 😂 i like the dating analogy though... the stars do have to be aligned, and it's nice when you feel you've found the right job, for the right pay, in the right place... will keep u guys posted 😊
    Sandra Smith
    08/07/2017 #20 Sandra Smith
    #13 Ha ha, Pamela, you do know almost instantly sometimes, dont you? Something to do with the feeling you get when you walk in, is there a lot of energy, do people smile at you, or completely ignore you, how does the interviewer greet you, etc. Glad you didnt get the job with the layoff co... ive taken jobs like that despite my gut instinct and lived to regret it... So def a lucky escape! Thanks for reading :)
    Sandra Smith
    08/07/2017 #19 Sandra Smith
    #15 I know, i should have said "stung momentarily" (in the Uk sense of the word)... like when someone swipes right on your profile on Tinder. Just kidding, I'm not on Tinder...It was kind of like a bad date though....Thanks for reading :)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    08/07/2017 #18 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Sometimes, a lot can not happen over a cup of coffee ;) But I have the feeling that even if it wasn't instant coffee, you guys took an instant dislike to each other. :) And that is hard to overcome if there are no other members in the interview panel Sandra. All the best for your continued quest!
    Sandra Smith
    08/07/2017 #17 Sandra Smith
    #16 Me? Toss coffee? Never...
    Jim Murray
    08/07/2017 #16 Jim Murray
    Hi Sandra...Actually after reading this. I have to disagree with your headline. The cup of coffee didn't cost you the job. The fact that you didn't want the job, which was obvious from the get go, did. It was a pleasant read, but I kept waiting for you to toss the coffee at the guy or something. :)
    Phil Friedman
    08/07/2017 #15 Phil Friedman
    Jul 8, 2017 4:06:52 AM

    Sandra, I've generally come to expect hard insight and no-nonsense examinations of the situation from you. But this time, I gotta ask....
    Don't you find it just a little ironic that you say, " I write back thanking him again for his time. But the rejection still stings..."?

    You label him a boor -- come on now, don't deny it -- for not asking how you liked your coffee. And you denigrated the rather primitive "start-up" office premises. And you say you didn't really want the job.

    So why the "sting"? Was it that you would have preferred to have him offer you the job so that YOU could turn him down?

    Having read some of your writings, I would have expected that once you decided the circumstances were not for you, you would have closed the door and walked away, never to think again of the jerk or his mediocre coffee.

    Just tweaking you a bit. :-)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    08/07/2017 #13 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Couldn't help smiling...I know some real coffee snobs! I don't like most of the stuff you buy in the grocery, in fact the one in the 'red' bucket (if you're from the US you know the brand) gives me horrible jitters. I'm spoiled, there is one certain grind from Starbucks that I buy (I stock up when it's on sale) but I blame that on my daughter, she worked there for 3 years and we got a free pound of beans every week.
    I hate interviews, especially with someone like you describe. My last one went really well though I did feel like I was in an interrogation (me and 4 very strong minded men who knew their stuff!) and after 5 months I'm still enjoying the people and the work.
    When interviews are bad you'll know it in the first 5 minutes, sometimes sooner. I interviewed with a large clothing manufacturer (I'd give the name but everyone knows this company...all over the globe)and it was horrible. I was interviewed by a millennial and in her offhand way reminded me I wasn't a millennial in every other sentence. The offices were an ocean of dark gray ugly cubicles and walking down the endless aisles to the conference room I felt like I could suffocate in that building. The atmosphere was strange... I expected zombies to step out at any second.
    Surprise, surprise, extensive layoffs were announced just a few months later. Sometimes the greatest blessings are unanswered prayers :-) or not getting the job.
    I'm glad you had a positive interview...too many bad ones can be depressing
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    08/07/2017 #12 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #11 As far as my experience recalls, Hiring is a selection process, an elimination game, like war...no rules...only noise and much a do about nothing. Getting a job is almost a miracle like birth, we symetrically made our ways towards each other.
    At the end of the day, it is the recruiters' money. His calls, if he fails recruiting the right one, he lost his full year after six months, no productivity ahead.
    Sandra Smith
    07/07/2017 #11 Sandra Smith
    #10 Thanks, Stephan. Part of me thinks it was a case of a "bad day" maybe on both sides. But then, you are right - I would never dream of not asking someone how they take their drink. Not that I'm the most empathetic person, but it's just second nature. I wonder if it was some type of "snowflake test" that Kyle Reyes over on the Lumpy Kingdom keeps banging on about.... In other words, if someone asks for milk, they aren't going to work out because they're demanding. Sounds far fetched, but I watched a Youtube the other day of a podcast - the guys were saying they won't hire someone who doesn't tidy up after themselves after an interview, because it's usually a reflection of sloppy work later on. He claims to have observed this after thousands of interviews and several years... Not sure how I feel about it, but I'm going to make sure I offer to tidy from now on, just in case... ;)
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    07/07/2017 #10 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Great one, coffee is social usually. Now the story shows that the company guys had no empathy...so, not a big loss..they will never get satisfied by their choices...great time through the coffee steam to recognize the external signs of a company...high probability of a toxic culture. The good side of the coin? That experience gave birth to a great story teller!
    Sandra Smith
    07/07/2017 #9 Sandra Smith
    #4 Sorry, "Sara" not "Sarah" (I had a cousin, Sarah, so I always default to that spelling ;-)
    Sandra Smith
    07/07/2017 #8 Sandra Smith
    #4 You're right, Sarah. I guess I am internalizing the difference between interviewing at 25 and interviewing at nearly 40. I should stop. And interestingly, I had a lovely 90 minute interview with a WOMAN COO yesterday. What a different experience that was - much more a conversation, less an "interview." I'm still not sure it was the job for me but will keep you all posted....Thanks for the feedback guys, appreciate it :)
    Sandra Smith
    07/07/2017 #7 Sandra Smith
    #3 Thanks, David. This is why I posted, to get a different perspective - as it's hard to examine one's own behavior sometimes and think, "actually, I could have handled that differently..." and maybe got a different result. Or not. The reason I didn't wait outside was because it was the hottest day of the year, I had just dropped my son to a nursery, and walked the rest of the way so was hot and flustered when I came in.You're right, that was enough to affect my demeanor and I should have found a loo and cooled down, something I'd normally do... but the building was very confusing and I'd not received any directions from the company as to how to find them. Still, lesson learned ;-) I'll be blogging some more on this topic, don't worry ;-)
    Sandra Smith
    07/07/2017 #6 Sandra Smith
    #1 Thanks, Gloria - my thoughts exactly ;)
    Paul Walters
    07/07/2017 #5 Paul Walters
    @Sandra Smith I find that these days that coffee is often a cup of disappointment !!! Glad really you never got the job, the guy sounded like a true pillock !
  15. Danyette Foulks-Young
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    Darnell Clarke

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    Technology and people strategy
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