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How not to interview

Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 3 June 2011.
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My final post in my Job Search series.A It's short and simple.

Employers:A Don't aoBait and Switcha on job interviews.

Multiple times during this job hunt, I've had companies contact me, sounding very excited to have me, to talk to me about specific position(s) that they'd be interested in me taking.

Then, at some point in time, usually after both sides had spent a long time (and in some cases having flown me out, or having long in person interviews), the rug was pulled out from under me.A Suddenly the position was something different.A Maybe it was at a different level of responsibility.A Maybe it's suddenly not remote work.A Maybe it's a completely different position/technology.

Regardless, it's something that obviously wasn't a match for me or that they should have known I wouldn't be interested in.

When you do this, no one is going to accept the job offer.A If you are upfront with the potential employee, then you both walk in eyes open and not only do you not waste their time but you don't waste yours either.

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