Re: job-hunt weirdness

Subject: Re: job-hunt weirdness
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 12:37:04 -0700

When this sort of thing happens to me, the first thing I usually do is
call the other people I interviewed but chose the first-place candidate
over to see if any of them are still available. Next, I go back to the
stack of resumes of people I found interesting, but not quite
interesting enough to put them in the top tier to call in for
face-to-face. It's only when I've run out of interesting resumes that I
pick up the phone and order a reposting of the ad.

Ultimately, the explanation for why any opening is still unfilled or is
open again and you haven't gotten so much as a phone screen call is that
your resume just didn't make the right impression with the person or
persons selecting candidates to interview. If you are convinced that
your qualifications suited the requirements, the next step is to
reassess your resume itself for clues to why they're "just not into

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
>I got an explanation for one of those: they used the same ad for two
> openings, and the second hire couldn't begin work as planned.


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