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THE HIRING PROCESS
TO ASK ABOUT
A JOB APPLICANT
Lucy has to interview Paul for a
management job in her department. She knows that Paul is a
member of a Latino business
network, as is Carla, another manager of the company.
Lucy: Hi Carla, how are you? How
was your weekend?
Carla: It was nice.
Lucy: Good. Listen, I need to talk
to you about something. I am going
to be meeting with Paul Hernandez.
I think you might remember him,
he’s with the PRIMER network.
Lucy: I am planning today to interview him for that open management position that we have in our
department, and I wanted your
feelings on how you think he’d be
for the job.
Carla: [Raises eyebrow, makes
slight grimace] Paul????
Should Lucy have asked Carla for
advice? What should she do with
ALMA MORALES RIOJAS: The
attorneys tell you never to say
more than what they need to
say. If somebody is seeking your
advice to make a decision, then
they value your opinion ... If you
are going to make a face, then you
better have something behind it. I
am not going back to that person
because there are people who tend
to poison the world by saying little
things that will imply to somebody
else to watch out for that person
and unless they back it up, I am
not going to go to that person
again. To go to the person that