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Originally posted by gwynnhwyfar
reply to post by Logarock
All the candidates really wanted the job. Of the ten we interviewed, the panel ended up recommending 4 to the hiring mgr for a second interview. Of those:
2 were very qualified and deserved the job.
1 is already performing the job as a temp, but did not interview well and, while very nice, is nowhere near as qualified as the first 2.
1 was someone who worked for the department for years and was RIF'd. That one had a bunch of references from friends, and the worst interview - in and out in ten minutes, didn't really answer the questions, not as technical, etc.
I had not been expecting to have to interview the one who is a temp because I thought they were not able to apply for the permanent position.
I feel like it's a lose/lose situation. Either the most qualified candidates may not be getting a fair chance because of the temp who is already here, or the temp may end up losing his job because although he did well enough to get in as a temp, he's really not the best candidate. If the RIF gets it, that stiffs all three of the others who are all more qualified but don't have the pity factor and old friends in the dept.
I sure am glad I was just on the first panel and not the second one.