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SFC Josh Billingsley
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Please take time to study the job description and company IN DETAIL. I just spoke with a young man today about a role we are recruiting for. He had an outstanding skill set but he knew next to nothing about the role or the company he had applied to work for. I am going to give him a second shot at the phone interview next week, but I asked him to do his homework over the weekend before we get back on the phone. We cannot, in good faith, as recruiters pass on someone to a hiring manager who is clueless. A few minutes of googling an organization to read their mission statement and looking up a basic org chart on LinkedIn can go a long way.
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LTC Multifunctional Logistician
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I would think as a Recruiter that you would be looking for individuals with a specific skill set. How many Army units have you PCS'd to and thought wow this place operates a lot differently than my last assignment. There must be a time period in any organization to adapt a new team member to the new operating environment.
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SSG William Jones
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Great tips for the young troops out there who are figuring on putting on the uniform for our country. Thanks much.
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Capt Dwayne Conyers
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I had a second phone interview... that one was with a guy with a very thick accent and I could barely understand a word he was saying. I had to repeatedly say, “I’m sorry, could you please repeat that?” or words to that affect. Unfortunately, I did not move further forward.
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SSG Jay Guhlke
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I have run into this a lot, and cannot help but think there is some reason for the hiring company to have someone with a thick accent interviewing for new candidates. However, I also believe those companies that do that should at the very least provide some feedback in reference to the language barrier that is obviously impacting the interviewee. Agree with the response though, a tactful, if not apologetic response with a request to repeat is the best policy for the interviewee.
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