The evolution of the job interview?
My last two job interviews have taken place in coffee houses, in casual dress and with not an HR person in sight. One opportunity was found on Craigslist and the other through word of mouth. Is this the evolution of job search and interviews?
To be clear these are interviews for positions in small, locally owned companies and are by no means for any C level positions. None the less, they are jobs that require skills and a fairly high level of trust on the employers part.
I’m pretty sure neither employer has ever checked my references. When I asked them, one of my interviewers said. “No, you look like a pretty normal person.” Score one for looking normal.
I’m not sure if this is indicative of how the job market is changing or of it simply the opportunities that I am finding attractive. I think that employers are looking for ways to cut some costs today and perhaps attract people like me who like a more laid back work style.
The Best Thing in Life is that it totally works for me.