Interviewing people who interviewed you in the past

20 Jun 2011 - 1:11pm
5 years ago
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Hi all,

Has anyone had the pleasure of interviewing someone who interviewed you in the past?
Maybe you didn't get the job, maybe they thought you didn't qualify, or too much/too little experience?
I must say...very interesting turn of events can occur in life can't they?. True?

As I have recognized over the years.
"The design community is a connected one. Don't burn bridges and always be respectful. Things do change"

Just wanted to hear some of your personal experiences and how you handled it.
Revenge? Excitement? Professional? Trash Can?


(replaced my name with "movibes" because I didn't like finding all my posts from IxDA when I search my name on Google...You should try it...)


20 Jun 2011 - 2:56pm


I adhere to the philosophy of “do not burn bridges behind you”!  I believe both parties should conduct themselves in a professional manner.  You never know if that young job candidate will eventually rise to power and prestige.  I also believe in being professional and courteous.   When you are just starting out, is when you need the most help and support.

There are no federal or state laws in the USA that prevent an employer from telling a job candidate that she or he did not get the job.  Now, there may be corporate policies from providing the exact reason to the job candidate.  But, we would all greatly appreciate the closure, as well as information that will help us get to our next job.

I have personally sent out thank you letters after my job interviews, only to never hear from them again.  I almost do not know how to write a thank you letter anymore.  After all, I am not really thanking them, since they haven’t really done anything for me!  They get paid to interview me and it is at my expense to get to the interview and all the dry cleaning.  I mean how many UX people wear suit’s to work?

I was told if I meet an interviewer at a professional meeting or conference to ask why I didn’t get the job.  Is this way too bold?


20 Jun 2011 - 3:05pm
Jared M. Spool

On Jun 20, 2011, at 2:36 PM, movibes wrote:

> replaced my name with "movibes" because I didn't like finding all my posts from IxDA when I search my name on Google...You should try it..

That's interesting because I don't like discussing with people on IxDA who don't use their real name. I feel it's disingenuous and that you're trying to hide something.


20 Jun 2011 - 3:05pm

You know what they say about being nice to everyone you meet as you move up the ladder because you will most likely meet them again on your way back down. :)

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