I'm currently employed, but looking for a job, because my job now sucks and it's pretty clear that the end game is that I'll get laid off. So I might as well leave on my terms instead of my employer's, right?I'm currently employed, but looking for a job, because my job now sucks and it's pretty clear that the end game is that I'll get laid off. So I might as well leave on my terms instead of my employer's, right?
Anyway, the last time I looked for a job was three years ago, and it seemed a lot easier then. Now, companies seem more openly hostile to prospective employees than they did then. Today, I called one place to check on the status of my application, since I applied online, and there were some anomolies in my submission, so I'm not sure if my resume actually got through. I spoke to a nice lady at the reception who informed me that HR doesn't take calls except by appointment. She then told me that the only way they accept job applications is by their website. However, after some prodding, she did give me a P.O. Box I could send my resume to. So now I'm printing a hard copy of my resume to send to them. What a fun-filled Friday night...
Still, I don't understand why it takes places so long to get back to qualified applicants. Recently were thinking of firing one of our employees, and started collecting applications for his replacement. In the end, we didn't even do any interviews, because we didn't fire the guy. But we were still able to get back to the people and tell them within a few weeks whether or not they were being considered for the position. Is that too much to ask? I've been looking for over a month already, and though I've put in five applications, I've only (indirectly) heard that one of my applications was received. I guess the hiring company has all the cards, so why be curteous, right?
Oh well, enough bellyaching. Time to read the cover letter and resume for the eighteenth time and print it out on the high-quality resume paper.