The Job Seeker
In this economy with so many people applying for so few jobs, it is becoming more and more frustrating. The job seeker is frustrated because after sending out their resume, and getting no responses, they take a step off the waiting list and submit a job application, only to return to the same job that they rejected before.
Waiting for a response can be even more frustrating. The job seeker calls the employer and ask about the status of their application, and the employer tells them that they have received it, and they are checking the applicant’s resume. The job seeker then asks the employer to please tell them when they can expect their call back. The employer says that they have no information to tell the applicant. The applicant is confused and does not know what happened.
The employer may have actually phoned the wrong person. This is because the applicant may be calling the wrong people on their voice mail, or the applicant is mixing up the calls. The employer may be putting out valuable time, and they may need to resend the application to the correct person.
Depending on the employer, they may want to do this rather than let the applicant go through the whole application process, and then call them back in 3-5 days to resend the application. This may save the employer from having to deal with the applicant on the phone 5 days from now.
If the applicant does not seem to understand why the employer is calling, it is time to resume the application and move on.
The fact that the applicant is calling in to try to resend the application tells the employer that they are desperate for work, and they believe just asking for a phone call is the most basic form of harassment. This employer has no idea that the applicant isacement seeking.
The applicant is driving their employer crazy, and they need to be stopped.
The applicant needs to understand that this is not personal, and they need to get out of the hiring process before they drive the wrong person out of the business.
The goal is to keep the pressure off during the interview process, and to keep the communication lines as open as possible.
Any person with prolonged contact with the applicant could develop an attitude that is not conducive to interpersonal relationships.
Bad mouthing the current or former employer could be considered harassment, and the applicant should stop.
The applicant does not understand that they are committing fraud on the application, and they could be disabled for life.
The applicant is more interested in the salary, and the flexibility that would be offered, than understanding that people skills are extremely important, and that employers look for people who will accept these qualifications as well as possible.
The applicant may believe that dropping them for a more advanced career is not an option, and they may require a job until they find one. The fact is, that most employers do not advertise for people, it is done by word of mouth. Personal referrals seldom make it into thattype of job posting unless it isSeeking.
The fact is, that most employers are looking for the right person to do the job from the beginning.
A well thought out interview is the only way to properly determine if the salary is right for the company, the skills are required, and the personality is right. It is my belief that a nearly 100% screening so that you won’t be wasting your time or the employer’s time.
After all, there is a “be all, end all” and we don’t want to over peoples chances of employment. It is really up to the hiring authority and their team of interviewers to get the people that are right for the company, the team, and the company itself.