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|My Interview Experience by Dahveydson(m): 7:56pm On Dec 31, 2015|
Before 2015 ends, i'll like to get this off my mind. Always wanted to write it, but never got the push.
I applied for an HR assistant through a vacancy that was shared on here. Was invited for the chat, then wrote a test. After a week, I got a success mail, inviting me for a panel presentation and interview.
I prepared for it, gave the panel presentation and answered all the questions to the best of my knowledge. Let me introduce at this point that I studied political science and have a management certification. So the questions bothered on my course and it's relationship to human resources.
I was able to successfully convince the panel with the leadership experience, the skills that come with my course and my management certification. I got another success mail for the a computer skill based test and chat with directors.
The Computer test was a piece of cake. Now the directors chat is where my story centres on, after being ushered it to the first office. The director already gave me that unfriendly stance, but I smiled and greeted him anyway.
He asked two basic questions, then asked about the relationship of my course to Human resources, I was leaping for joy inside of me because I have rehearsed and prepared well for this question. As I was reeling out my answer confidently, he stopped me and said Human Resources doesn't have anything to do with management of people, that even cleaners manage people every day
I was stunned! In my head I was screaming - "What the hell is this man say?" - he went on to say he cannot employ a civil engineer to do a medical doctor's job. Every attempt to defend my position was shut down.
Going to the second office. The whole scenario kept playing in my head. The second director asked basic questions also, I had picked and gave answers confidently. Then he adjusted well on his sit and unexpectedly asked What are you thoughts on the Principle - The End Justify the means. I couldn't fashion out coherent thoughts on that question and that was the last question he asked.
Now I look back and I don't understand something. Why will the first director say Human resources doesn't have to do with the management of people?
That's my experience guys. Thanks for reading.
|Re: My Interview Experience by Nobody: 8:50pm On Dec 31, 2015|
Dahveydson:don't mind him,he probably quarrelled with his wife, but if you are serious about HR you have to get a certification in HR aside MGT,that will give you an added advantage or make you taken more seriously in HR field, funny enough you might still get the job be optimistic
|Re: My Interview Experience by makky04: 10:24pm On Dec 31, 2015|
It won't pas GEPDC abi what is it called.
Stella and her gang.
And the pay isn't even worth the stress.
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|Re: My Interview Experience by Nobody: 11:54pm On Dec 31, 2015|
Don't worry Bro, I believe 2016 holds something better for you. Just know, everything that happens in life has a reason why they happen, be cheerful and hope for the best.
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|Re: My Interview Experience by amicable09(f): 12:57am On Jan 01, 2016|
Dave mo mehn! Don't mind the director, I spent years in varsity studying HRM and I can categorically tell you that Human Resources Management has everything to do with managing people! Unless maybe he wanted you to convince him that you are knowledgeable about the field. Even though cleaners interact with people, they can't be said to be playing the role of HR in their organization... they vary! Customer service Officers also interact with people but they function in a different capacity. I guess he downplayed your confidence.
Maybe he also needed a definition of management to understand HRM better.
Cheer up! it's a new year, I welcome you into 2016! It's going to be better than 2015. Smile!
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|Re: My Interview Experience by oluwanoni: 1:19am On Jan 01, 2016|
Human resources as to do with management of people, but it's much more than that, but comparing an engineer to a medical doctor is a No! No!, that's a specialization, The directors response is null and void.
Its just like saying marketing job means marketing products but its much more than that, I believe that's the point the director tried to drive regarding the definition of human resources.
Lastly, with all the series of test and interviews you've done and aced I believe u are great candidate, but if they don't want you, then that's their loss.
A lot of individuals who studied sciences are into management, HR &others.
|Re: My Interview Experience by Dahveydson(m): 2:10am On Jan 01, 2016|
Thanks, but that ship already sailed.
|Re: My Interview Experience by Dahveydson(m): 2:11am On Jan 01, 2016|
makky04, Stella is ok. I actually liked the work environment and all.
How did you find out about the pay?
|Re: My Interview Experience by Dahveydson(m): 2:13am On Jan 01, 2016|
A joyous and Prosperous New Year To You.
|Re: My Interview Experience by Dahveydson(m): 2:18am On Jan 01, 2016|
He didn't give room for any explanation, he just went on ranting.
Thanks my dear. Welcome to 2016!!
|Re: My Interview Experience by Dahveydson(m): 2:24am On Jan 01, 2016|
I actually gave him the full definition from the recruiting, motivation and the rest but he just cut me off and went on with his rant.
Anyway, Thank you so much. Wishing you a Prosperous and Joyous New Year Ahead.
|Re: My Interview Experience by Folksyharry(m): 4:27am On Jan 01, 2016|
The director clearly has unresolved issues on his mind. Even the name Human Resources will show right away you will dealing with people more often and that requires management skills.
|Re: My Interview Experience by Atmmachine(m): 9:02am On Jan 01, 2016|
In America, people don't look for job.
Jobs knock on their doors and beg them to come work.
|Re: My Interview Experience by DICKtator: 9:02am On Jan 01, 2016|
|Re: My Interview Experience by veekid(m): 9:02am On Jan 01, 2016|
|Re: My Interview Experience by thefakestan: 9:03am On Jan 01, 2016|
Na so experience
|Re: My Interview Experience by DirtyGold: 9:03am On Jan 01, 2016|
Keep calm. You shall have winning experiences this year.
|Re: My Interview Experience by Dahkogrin007(m): 9:04am On Jan 01, 2016|
Greater height is wia we are goin dix year
|Re: My Interview Experience by adedam007(m): 9:05am On Jan 01, 2016|
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|Re: My Interview Experience by Goodyshoes(m): 9:06am On Jan 01, 2016|
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|Re: My Interview Experience by kelvyn7(m): 9:09am On Jan 01, 2016|
|Re: My Interview Experience by CharlyNick: 9:11am On Jan 01, 2016|
He probably knew this and they went ahead and invited you?
You were just unlucky that day that he vented his angeron you.
Leave it behind you. Never remember about anything that has to do with 2015 [mostly negative ones] as it's NOW PAST. Forge ahead.
|Re: My Interview Experience by TymeLogos: 9:13am On Jan 01, 2016|
My brother, don't mind the director. You were correct. Human Resources is ALL ABOUT managing people (hiring, appraisal, firing, etc). He just wanted to rattle you for some reasons best known to him. You'll get a better place this new year.
|Re: My Interview Experience by Nobody: 9:15am On Jan 01, 2016|
Did you get the job y/n?
|Re: My Interview Experience by tedimola(m): 9:16am On Jan 01, 2016|
It has happened before, wen I answered a question correctly and I was told I was totally wrong. They just wanted to test ur confidence, and ur morale (if it will dis stabilize you) and if u will be able to stand for what u know is the truth. Hope u come out successful. Cheers.
|Re: My Interview Experience by dahmie2013: 9:18am On Jan 01, 2016|
Op, d director expected u 2 criticize his opinion&defend ur postulatn. U cud have said ppl mgt involves training, skill gap analysis, which a cleaner won't do. However, 4 d second questn, its just abt success. Meaning whatever effort u put in 2 a thing, is how much results u get. Aldo dere are execptns especially in academics, were one will read 4 hours&fail&some will read 4 minutes & pass. My take though! Happy New Year!
|Re: My Interview Experience by phollybee(m): 9:18am On Jan 01, 2016|
Dupe ti e, if I share mine experience
|Re: My Interview Experience by Nobody: 9:22am On Jan 01, 2016|
stories that touch
|Re: My Interview Experience by Nobody: 9:25am On Jan 01, 2016|
Dahveydson:hahhahahhahahhahahahahahahahahahahhàhaahahhahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahaahahahahhaahaaahahhahs....I wish you good luck next time
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