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A Job Interview | by Dr Carr at ISU
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A Job Interview


This is a photo of a job interview (not in situ because I don't have the time or know where to look to find a photo like this and am currently unemployed so I can't use my own workplace as an example). I chose this particular photo because it shows, visually, how assimilation into a company is done. The two interviewers on the far side of the table represent the collective interests of the company while the interviewee sitting closest to the photographer is the individual who is being assimilated. I think the number difference is important here. Since it isn't a one on one interview, it really drives the point home that this person is an outsider who is entering their workplace community. The assimilation process starts as soon as the interviewers start asking questions because they are ascertaining whether this individual can be assimilated into their work culture. If they can, they will get a call saying they've got the job. If the individual is too "out there" and shows signs of refusal to assimilate, they will be skipped in favor of the next candidate who shows greater aptitude towards at least compromising to their workplace codes.

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Taken on July 25, 2014