Post # 1
Im graduating in May with a degree in the IT field. I work for a large company that has a great IT dept in my speciality area. They hire tons of fresh college grads, pay well, and have lots of room to grow/learn. Since I currently work there, everyone I have spoke with (recruiters, managers, my supervisor, etc) thinks I would be a great candidate and have a really good chance of being hired in.
The lady who does the new college hiring has been there for 20+ years. I reached out to her and she suggested we meet. We scheduled 30 minutes to meet and I dont feel like it went well. She asked me to tell her a little about myself, which I did. She then asked about my school, and suggested I schedule some time shadowing a couple roles and circle back with her in a few months. The meeting lasted less than 10 minutes even though we were scheduled for 30.
Its hard to explain but her whole demeaner was pretty dismissive and rude. I feel like if anyone else was doing the hiring, I would have a decent shot. But, with this lady…Im not so sure. It seems like something about me didnt go over well, but I generally interview really well and have good social skills so I cant figure out what it is. I think maybe I could have been more passionate about my interest in this IT field, but since Im new to it, I didnt want to oversell.
Thankfully my degree is in a high demand field, and there are plenty of other good companies I can apply to in my area and industry. But this one has some nice perks, and Im already employed here so my first choice would be to stay.
The posting will be up in a month or two for the internal intership… should I apply?
Post # 2
mg8301 : Are you an intern/co-op student now?
Confused about how your a student and an employee at once.. and also interview well? What did you interview you for if your a student.. how old are you.
Post # 3
I would apply. I don’t think a short interview is always a bad thing. I know I pad meeting times out in my calendar in case they run over (case in point I had a 20 minute meeting this morning that was scheduled for 45 minutes).
It sounds like you like your current company, and the opportunities for growth are there.
Schedule those shadowing positions and follow up! Show her you took the initiative.
Post # 4
You aren’t going to work with the recruiter after you get hired. If you like the job, I don’t see why you would let her put you off from it.
Post # 5
supertrooper01 : I’m mid 30’s, so career change.
Ive been with the company in a different area for 2 years. To come into the new field as a entry level/new grad they required a 3 month internship (I would stay at my current salary for those 3 months and they would hold my position). If the internship goes well… I get a permanent position and pay increase. If they dont choose to keep me on, I go back to my current role (though I can obviously apply to outside companies at that point).
Post # 6
mg8301 : Short doesn’t mean bad, and I doubt the recruiter alone will be making the final decision, so I would absolutely apply and go through the interview process.
You mentioned that this role won’t actually be open for a couple of months and she suggested you do some shadowing, perhaps she was trying to help you by having you get some hands on experience prior to going through the interview process once they start officially interviewing for the open internship?
It doesn’t sound like you have much to lose, so I don’t know why you are questioning this based off of a ten minute conversation.
Post # 7
mg8301 : I think you should definitely apply, 3 months at your current pay while you try out the new role sounds good. The recruiter was probably trying to help you, telling you to shadow so you have an idea of how things work/what the job entails. They are probably used to hiring fresh, keen, young college grads, you may need to prove that you arent just ‘sharon from sales’ or whatever role you hold now.
Post # 8
I would apply.
Our recruiters screen candidates to see if they are a high-level fit for the position. If the candidate isn’t a good fit, they never move forward to an interview with the hiring manager.
Post # 9
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I would apply and show them you’re serious about the role.
I work in the IT department at a large company, and we quite routinely get people from other departments approaching us and saying they want to transfer to working in IT, and can we help. Of all of them, we’ve had precisely zero who followed through and actually made an attempt to get a job here.
Im absolutely not saying that’s what you’d do, I’m just saying it’s one of those industries which attracts a lot of interest, so you’re probably not the first to approach the recruiter with a request like this. I think her advice was good, and would show you’re serious, and applying for the job would do the same.
Good luck bee!
Post # 10
Why would you cut your nose off to spite your face? So you’re just not going to apply for a position at a company you already work for because you don’t like a woman you wouldn’t have to work with who actually gave you advice on how to proceed?
Would you have rather she just scheduled you for 10 minutes? As someone who is involved in a lot of interviews and training sessions for my office, they almost never last the full time. You book the maximum amount of time it could take if there are lots of questions the other person could have or the max time you are willing to give, but usually the only ones that take the full time are the ramblers who just talk endlessly. It’s the rule of underpromising and over delivering – everyone would rather get out a little early than run over and have booked subsequent things that now get thrown off schedule.
It’s probably a combination of a) her being really efficient at her job, b) there doesn’t even seem to be an open position for you now so she’s probably more concerned about tasks that are taking priority on her desk now, not an internship two months down the road, and c) the fact that you contacted her, not the other way around with her recruiting you, so she is likely squeezing you in for a courtesy meeting in an already full schedule.