RE: job-hunt weirdness

Subject: RE: job-hunt weirdness
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 11:10:28 -0600

On Wednesday, July 08, 2009, Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultRE: job-hunt
weirdness wrote:

> I'm not convinced that all will be, nor that this is likely to be a
> major cause of the phenomenon described by the original poster.

I started to post this two days ago and then deleted the email. However, I'm feeling moved to
post again (after seeing this thread belabored for days :)

If you are not called in for an interview, the major cause is likely that *you did not fit the
description of what the organization was looking for*!

YOU may think your skills are a perfect match to the job description. The hiring manager
obviously thinks differently. I don't know how many cover letters I read during my last round
of hiring where the person wrote that he/she fit the requirements perfectly. But I can tell you
from having read through all those resumes and covers letters that there was no one who fit
my requirements to a T, and very few who even came close enough to warrant a pre-
interview phone call.

Speculate all you want about the shortcomings of the hiring manager, HR screener, etc., but
most likely it was simply determined you were not a good fit.

2 cents...

Dana W.
(back to sitting on my hands)


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Follow-Ups:

References:
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Erik Hare
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: jlshaeffer
RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)

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