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    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    Have you ever walked out in the middle of a job interview? Or seriously considered doing so? Maybe it became obvious in the interview that you would not like working at the place. Maybe you knew that you were answering the interview questions poorly. Maybe you got bad vibes from the hiring committee.

    I had an interview yesterday and thought about saying that I'm sorry, I'm not as qualified for this job as I thought I was and calling it done. I had an interview where I was asked several questions on things I lack experience in. The job description didn't mention anything about these things. I still felt embarrased and wanted to hide.

    I stuck the interview out though because I didn't want to be seen as a quitter. Maybe the organization will have a more suitable job for me in the future. So it's important to have a positive attitude if I ever want to be considered for future positions.
    I think that you can choose to do whatever you want, you just have to be willing to accept the consequences for it.

    If you feel that you need to leave an interview in order to maintain your integrity, then go for it. But there could be some negative ramficiations from that.

    Typically, in the majority of cases, I would flex and deal with the interview, simply because word is shared and it could simply be viewed as a sign of non-commital and irresponsibility that could carry over to job performance, which could impact future hiring potential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silently Honest View Post
    No. I've walked out on a job though.
    same here... and I changed the computer system password when I did so to the word for pineapple in the local dialect of Brazilian Portuguese from where I was
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    When I was 23 I was at a group job interview for marketing and the dude next to me left out of anxiety, I wanted to but he already did so I stayed. I didn't get the job, the 20 year old manager said gee I'm getting old, pfft little did he know.

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    for me it was a small company that knew my former employer and therefore took me to the interview. I knew the basics but they needed someone more advanced. But when I saw how the company and the office was planned and the vibe I got from the other people working there and especially how they looked at the boss I knew this was not for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Typically, in the majority of cases, I would flex and deal with the interview, simply because word is shared and it could simply be viewed as a sign of non-commital and irresponsibility that could carry over to job performance, which could impact future hiring potential.
    That's a good point, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmhmm View Post
    yes. i'll just wrap it up quickly. i turn down interviews too.
    this is usually when they send a non decision maker to talk to me.

    i want to talk to the person in charge. over drinks. like how adults do.
    i still never interview my staff at the office. always outside. equal playing field.
    let's see what they can do.
    For me its important to get a feel for how it is to work for them, how the office looks, the general vibe of the employees and so on. So if I got the job on an interview conducted outside of the office, I would ask be able to visit the office before I would say yes or no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowriot View Post
    One time I wished that I did, the boss acted like a jerk
    I haven't had that many job interviews come to think of it unless I really wanted the job and in that case, I'd never walk out. I've conducted hundreds of them though. Nobody ever walked out. I do think it is justified though if the interviewer is abusive towards you, which does happen on occasion. It's an extreme step though - to walk out. You are sending a message that this interview was such a horrible experience. The interviewer was part of creating that horrible experience. So, it's not just about you. The interviewer could feel a bit humiliated if you were to do that.

    Also, re the OP, who ever said job descriptions capture all of the responsibilities somebody has on a job or the skills needed? They just give you a general idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I think that you can choose to do whatever you want, you just have to be willing to accept the consequences for it.

    If you feel that you need to leave an interview in order to maintain your integrity, then go for it. But there could be some negative ramficiations from that.
    That's it exactly.

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    it's all about vibes isn't it?i think my body without any consent coming from me starts throwing out f@ck off vibes to the interviewer if i don't like them or the place...which really sucks because i can't always be as picky as i'd like...but i suck at faking it.
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    I can't imagine walking out of a job interview, no matter how horrible it's going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    I don't think I've had that many job interviews come to think of it unless I really wanted the job and in that case, I'd never walk out. I've conducted hundreds of them though. Nobody ever walked out. I do think it is justified though if the interviewer is abusive towards you, which does happen on occasion. It's an extreme step though - to walk out. You are sending a message that this interview was such a horrible experience. The interviewer was part of creating that horrible experience. So, it's not just about you. The interviewer could feel a bit humiliated if you were to do that.

    Also, re the OP, who ever said job descriptions capture all of the responsibilities somebody has on a job or the skills needed? They just give you a general idea.



    That's it exactly.
    Sure and its only been this one time, Ive been to my share of job interviews. I dont think any of the parties have the right to humiliate the others, but when you get the feeling this is not the place for you at the interview you might aswell say it. The situation I tried to portrait was that of someone that treated the applicants poorly. If they had shown even a grain of dignity towards me they would have ended the interview and discussed my skills in private and then call me ½ hour later with a no. Not standing outside the door where I could see them discussing it and hear parts of what they where discussing.

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