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Interviewing for jobs honestly sometimes feel like the hunger games where only one person survives the fight

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The funny thing is you thought the game is over when you get that offer, but the real game is just starting, and the employer is always the winner of the game.

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well said. sad truth.

So true. Not only do you need to be good but you need to crush the other candidates. One of the first questions i ask the recruiter is to tell me about the types of candidates they are targeting. If you probe carefully most idiot recruiters will paint a pretty good picture of who else is in the mix. My best opportunities came when i used my interviews to explain why certain types of candidates were not a good fit.

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care to elaborate on this a bit further? how do you probe these questions?

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Isn’t life the hunger games?

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May the odds be ever in your favor. Unless we're interviewing for the same job, then suck it. 😉

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Have you ever reflected on why the Hunger Games was so popular? It’s a metaphor for life. Everything is a competition, when resources (food, shelter, sex, job opportunities) are limited.

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