I have one person in my team who is less knowledge and a chatter box. When it comes to interviewing others, he is picked to conduct the interview although he hired me and possesses less knowledge. I am confused over the fact that if someone gets hired and is less knowledgeable than expected, I have to walk them through everything (which I do). Why doesn't my manager involve me in the interview process or should I let it go as he might know I am too busy? and if so how can I make myself let it go.

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    Talk to your manager. – keshlam Sep 13 '15 at 19:09
  • @JoeStrazzere I explained in like two paragraphs – cookieMonster Sep 13 '15 at 19:28
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    In the other question you seemed to be concerned about things which really weren't problems. This seems to be more of the same. Work with your manager. – keshlam Sep 13 '15 at 21:00
  • @Nofel, I've been going over your older posts, and I'm sorry to say, there is a pattern to your mistreatment. You're being made fun of. You're being kept out of the loop. And you're being ostracized primarily because you're shy and you lack English skills. Now don't get me wrong. I'm not saying the situation is fair. In fact, as a non-native English speaker and as a stutterer in my younger years I had to go through the exact same things you did. But if you want this nightmare to slowly go away, you have to work on those English skills and speaking skills as much as you can. – Stephan Branczyk Sep 13 '15 at 23:03
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    And unfortunately, your workplace is not a safe place to practice those skills, so that's only going to delay you even longer. So I'd suggest you take an online English class, or better yet, a live night class for English at your local community college, or during the weekends, while you're still working full time. And I'd also suggest you join a Toastmasters public speaking club (one you feel comfortable in). Those are everywhere toastmasters.org/Membership/Facts-for-First-Timers And if you like neither of those options, you should ask the members of this forum for more suggestions – Stephan Branczyk Sep 13 '15 at 23:13

Your Manager may in fact think that you're too busy to interview new prospects which is why he's having another tend to that type of work. It could be for a number of reasons. Maybe that person has done recruitment before, maybe people find him more personable, or maybe all it comes down to is time constraints. There's a billion different reasons and we here at The Workplace are not telepathic enough to tell you why.

As an example I can tell you specifically that, before I developed into a career in software dev, I had applied for an insurance position at a state-wide company. They weren't the biggest, but they seemed promising(and to be honest I was desperate for a job as I had been laid off prior to this). Even so I turned down the job after it was offered. Know why? Because the interviewer was incredibly nervous, babbled incessantly, and though he sounded like he knew what he was talking about, he ultimately turned me off from the company because if they were all like him they didn't seem like the type of people that I would like to work with.

Now that example's not to say that you're terrible at speaking to people or anything, all it's meant to do is point out that someone may be incredibly intelligent but lack the social demeanor required for recruitment and it absolutely can affect the hiring process. Simply put, it's not for everyone.

Unfortunately the reason why your Manager did not include you(again no telepathy) is not something we can really say for certain. The best thing to do in this situation is to consult with your Manager. Ask if you can participate in the hiring process or, as an alternative, perhaps write up a small document listing questions or certain requirements you would like them to include in the interview process.

  • I am not a native English speaker I know that, but what concerns me is that I wasn't kept in loop of new hiring people in my department as a shocker all question crossed my mind. – cookieMonster Sep 13 '15 at 21:54
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    Unless you're a senior member of the department, or involved in doing the interviews, there's no particular reason you need to know about them. Relax. Not everything is about you. – keshlam Sep 13 '15 at 22:02
  • @Nofel I absolutely wasn't criticizing you for the quality of your English, the example was just a personal example that I could share that happened to me. I would consult with your Manager though, because if English isn't your native language and you're in a predominantly English speaking area, it might even be possible for him to think that you're not comfortable interviewing. – zfrisch Sep 13 '15 at 22:03
  • @zfrisch I agree with you, it just when someone on my position is being hired, i should be told instead of start day of that person whom i need to tell everything about which might disturb my work. – cookieMonster Sep 13 '15 at 22:18
  • @keshlam I never said it was about it. I don't want a stoplight life, it just when someone on my position is being hired, i should be told instead of start day of that person whom i need to tell everything about which might disturb my work. my reason isn't personal, its professional. – cookieMonster Sep 13 '15 at 22:19

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