Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Principal Engineer Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day – interviewed at Responsys in June 2011.
The recruiter called me and asked if I would be interested. We decided on a time for face to face interview. Initially the recruiter spoke about the company for about 15 mins and then a technical person came for a round of discussion.
And this is where the problem started - he asked me to give an intro about myself. While I was speaking about my experience, he was busy tapping his laptop - Im sure he did not hear most of what I said. After this, he started talking about how great their product is, how complex it is and asked me about 5 times if I thought I was a good fit.
I got the feeling that he was desperately trying to project that I was not a good fit. If they are so specific about skill set, they should either be very precise in the Job Description document or have a telephonic discussion to decide alignment.
Overall, the whole experience was very unprofessional and being a senior professional, I felt insulted. If this is the kind of interaction they have with candidates, it leaves a lot of room for improvement.
I would strongly suggest candidates to push for telephonic round before going for a face to face discussion.
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