Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Job Search Continues

It seems like the job search process is designed to make a person feel bad about themselves.

With nearly 10% unemployment, it is easy to understand that there are millions of people looking for work and hundreds of people applying for the same jobs. I am sure that this overwhelming response to job posting makes it hard to respond to each and everyone job applicant personally.

BUT - I would like to know why it is so hard to treat people like human beings after they have actually interviewed for a the job in question. Do people forget what is like to be on the other side of a job interview? How, after the interview, you hope every phone call is a the one that will offer you the opportunity of your dreams? Or at least a change from your current nightmare?

Interviewees put time, money and effort into preparing for and attending job interviews. Why, then, does all that count for so little? Why does it take over a month to hear back about a SECOND job interview? Just to hear that the answer is, "I am sorry, but we have elected to go with another (and usually external) candidate." Well, that was tough. I am sure that took a month to compose.

Thanks.

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