Tigers33 wrote:It's funny how grown men and some immature men make comments in here about "back door" and "conspiracy theories." Yet when you are looking fr your first job after college, or deciding to try a new career. What's the saying everyone uses? IT'S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW, IT'S WHO YOU KNOW.
Why would you expect anything different? Loads of us on here and some connection getting their first job, a better job, making this team or that team, etc...
Right?? Or should it be different when it's kids playing a game compared to a person looking for a job to support his/her family.
This is how it would work if your analogy was valid....
Company X announces that it will hire 20 new employees for entry-level management positions on September 1. New college grads are invited to apply for a chance to participate in the first round of interviews, to be conducted at eight regional locations across the state. The 20 best candidates from each region are then invited to participate in the second round of interviews, where they are judged against the other 140 candidates. The 54 candidates with the highest scores in this second round of interviews are then invited to a third and final round of interviews on the corporate campus. They are told that the 20 new hires will be identified after this stage of the hiring process. But after all that effort, it's revealed that 3 of those spots have been held for someone's niece or nephew (they never bothered to interview, by the way), 2 more were reserved for recent grads from the CEO's alma mater, and another 2 or 3 went to kids who scored extremely well on their ACTs four years back, but haven't really distinguished themselves since then.
Oh, and did I forget to mention that these prospective employees have to pay a $200 interview fee at each stage of the game?
Now, if this is a private company can they hire whomever they judge to be best for these slots? Absolutely (assuming they steer clear of EEOC issues). But if a third of the slots have already been earmarked, then the company ought to be honest enough to disclose the true number of open slots...and make this disclosure before the job seekers fork over their cash.