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Remember that lunch is still part of the interview- in fact, it might be the best part of the interview. Usually companies use lunch time to figure out if they'll like you as a person if they hire you. It's a great opportunity to feel out a company and try to be yourself, instead of just a guy in a suit.
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not sure if this is common, but my interview lunches were all with students and otherwise EL people. I doubt they had a lot of input into the hiring decision.
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not sure if this is common, but my interview lunches were all with students and otherwise EL people. I doubt they had a lot of input into the hiring decision.
Actually, I will be the only interviewee visiting the office. Then I will be the only one interviewee to have luch with two actuaries.
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not sure if this is common, but my interview lunches were all with students and otherwise EL people. I doubt they had a lot of input into the hiring decision.
I wouldn't make that assumption. Presuming that once you get hired, these would be the people you're working most closely with, why would you assume that they wouldn't have valuable opinions on whether or not to hire you?
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I wouldn't make that assumption. Presuming that once you get hired, these would be the people you're working most closely with, why would you assume that they wouldn't have valuable opinions on whether or not to hire you?

The final decision maker is going to ask the students for their opinion, and consider it along with input from all the other interviewers.
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not sure if this is common, but my interview lunches were all with students and otherwise EL people. I doubt they had a lot of input into the hiring decision.
EL's doing interview lunch do have impact on hiring decisions everywhere that I have worked. Included times where they have initiated a "do not hire" decision.
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This thread makes me think of something about one of my interviews.

So I had two interviews on the same day with the company. The company campus was huge. So huge that I was escorted from the room of my first interview to the room of the second interview.

This was deliberately choreographed, as even the name of the escort was printed on the piece of paper that had my schedule for the day. The escort was no office cleaner. He was an EL actuary with only a few months of experience.

And of course, while on the way to the second room, we had enough time to start up a decent conversation because the campus was huge.

I wonder if he was deliberately pinned as my escort for the very purpose of gauging my likability.

I wonder if he has any input on the hiring decision. I would hope he does because I think I did well there.
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Little different experience in my ... um, experience. The EL/lunch interviews are indeed considered, but only to the extent that the interviewee didn't totally make a fool of him or herself (for example, don't drop any F-bombs). The regular interviews held MUCH more weight.

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