Re: dumping on job applicants (was Re: Rates)

Subject: Re: dumping on job applicants (was Re: Rates)
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 16:31:29 -0700 (PDT)

Be careful, Gene, that sounds like something I would say.  :-)


--- On Wed, 10/27/10, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Subject: Re: dumping on job applicants (was Re: Rates)
To: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Cc: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "Ken Poshedly" <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 5:59 PM

To some extent, this merely codifies in writing selection processes that have been de facto SOP in many hiring situations for years.  The hierarchy of candidate selection usually goes something like this:

1. People you have worked with who impressed you.2. People recommended to you by people you work with or have worked with who impress/ed you.3. Applicants to job postings.
By the time hiring managers get to 3, they're already looking for ways to cut down the stack of resumes, and in times such as we're in now, pretty desperately so.  Nevertheless, actually saying this in ads strikes me as being devoid of professionalism, class or even basic human compassion.  I suggest that anyone who sees such an ad, for any position, should immediately submit an application.  Even if it's for a job you're totally unqualified or overqualified for or that is not even in your field.  The longterm unemployed may be too demoralized to flood these bastards' inboxes, but the rest of us can do it for them.

Gene Kim-Eng


On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 2:26 PM, Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
I think this 6+ months thing, and a lot of other ways in which employers discriminate, are really just them trying to cut down on the number of resumes they have to actually read. 





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