Re: job-hunt weirdness

Subject: Re: job-hunt weirdness
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 10:26:20 -0700

One of the department heads I was chatting with at a job interview
last week mentioned that he had previously worked for the company's
only direct competitor. I said, "Oh, I applied for a job there."

"How did the interview go?"

"They never contacted me."

He looked at my resume, looked at me, looked back at my resume, and
after a pause said, "They have some, ah, interesting people there."

To top it off, I just saw that same job relisted for the fourth time
since April. This time they made one change, replacing one help
authoring tool with another.

On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Robert Lauriston<robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:
> I've been noticing an odd phenomenon lately.
>
> I'll apply for a job that's a very close match to my skill set and
> experience. Given the bad economy in general, the slump in the
> software industry in particular, and California's unemployment rate of
> 11.5% and rising, I figure they're getting hundreds of responses, so
> I'm not surprised not to hear back. What does surprise me is that a
> month or so later I'll see them relist the job.
>
> This has happened half a dozen times now. I really can't imagine
> what's going on at these places. Is anyone here on the other side of
> this and able to offer some insight?
>
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