06/14 - Recruiter confirms the interview with Dennis Thong.
06/16 - I check out the skills of Mr. Dennis Thong on linked in. Find that he moved in Oracle from technical architect to principal position (which is two levels below technical architect). Something wrong. Mistake 1
06/17 - during interview discussion on successful client implementations, I point out that I have worked with four of his linked in connections closely on client engagements. So letting him know that I already checked his linked in profile. Since then the interview took a turn for the worse and Mr. Thong would not let me complete my answers. Always claiming that we have shortage of time. Mistake 2
...few minutes later. I get a call from recruiter saying I did not qualify since I did not have consulting experience. I had clearly explained in the interview with substantial examples (cut short due to interest of 'time') that I had 14 years of consulting experience. I would have not had a problem if they had provided a valid reason for rejection. Mistake 3. When I point out the discrepancies recruiter claims that she would provide my feedback (like she would). Mistake 4 ...covering up for a colleague.
DEVIL LIES IN THE DETAILS -
Thus we see that in the case of salesforce four wrongs can make a right. SALESFORCE - not 'no software' - it's-just-another-software-company-hyped-by-employees :)
06/18 - Justice delivered!
Some other discrepancies -
1. When I applied the job, I checked the checkbox which said do not retain resume for later use. But when I completed the application, I still got the e-mail that the resume will be kept for the future.
2. Interviewer did not have any questions on several items including architecture life cycle and continum that I discussed for a client. In several cases I noticed that he lacked the acumen to understand what I was saying leave alone ask the right questions. I could especially notice this when I was explaining about data architecture (which happens to be a part of solution architecture).