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 14:06:51 -0700

Since it had been three months since the original listing, I applied
again. This time I got an email from a recruiter within half an hour.
Maybe some of the tweaks I made to my resume in the meantime got me
through the filter.

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 10:26 AM, Robert Lauriston<robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:
> 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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