Interviewing a friend...
30 Sep 10
oh i think i have not interviewed a friend.. but i have had a lot of friends who joined the company i worked for when i have referred them to the company. my manager friends interviewed them (bypassing hr already hehe) and so they get hired faster than every one else.
• Garden Grove, California
29 Sep 10
hi ip no I have never been in that position but a friend and I were vying for the same move up job and she got the job due to office politics before hand, I overheard the boss and second in command saying they were going to hire myfriend even though five of us had applied so they had t o go t hrough the farce with us all. this did infuriate me as why interview anyone if they had already decided on my friend, I did not hold this against my friend as she had no idea what was going on,.
• United States
28 Sep 10
Yes several friends actually. For me it was not difficult as I utilize complete professionalism and reminded them that although we are friends that work has to come first. I suppose I was lucky as I have never had problems with friends at work after being hired.
• United States
1 Oct 10
Yes, I have but only once and it wasn't really a friend. Instead, it was my brother-in-law and the reason that I had some input in the situation was because I'd been doing the job for quite some time and I was the only one that really knew what was going on. He did end up getting the job for a variety of reasons, the main reason was that he knew what was going on with the project, however, it also helped that the two of us get along.