Saturday, March 19, 2016

Did you get the job?

Those of you who are old enough, I'm sure some of you know what it is like to send in your resume for your dream job only to not get a reply from HR. It feels like there is just no closure, like the end of a bad relationship where the both of you just decide to stop seeing each other. Trust me, I feel you bro. I've always felt that it should be a courtesy for HR to at least tell you if you did not make the cut. Don't leave a brother hangin', I mean we took the time, however much we though we should devote, to come up with  our resume or for you posh people out there, curriculum vitae and I feel we deserve some closure to whether we got the job or not.

There are major industry players out there, who's HR I know will not let you know if you have made it to their next hiring stage or if you don't fit the mold. Maybe they are too busy or maybe they just don't give a rat's ass. I don't know, but I feel that even HR represents the company and if you do not show the people who are trying to apply to your "esteem" company respect in the first form of communication they get with the company, the application process, then it just makes your company look bad. To me it shows that your company is all about making money and hiring the right coolies, not showing any appreciation that someone might genuinely want to join your company to make a difference. I know that HR would also probably have the negative perception that the only reason we are applying for a job is to chase the dollar, and they are not always wrong. Everyone need to eat and provide from their family or their 9 cats, but there are also people who think they can make a difference and that joining your company is the first step. Believe me, I am not trying to bad mouth HR, but sometimes it makes me wonder, if you are the first line of contact that potential employees get, shouldn't you put your best foot forward? 

Also, I don't know about you, but most employers/companies/HR usually don't want tell you why you are not the right person for the job, from the many job interviews I had had, I would have loved the interviewers who think I did not make the cut to at least give me 1 reason they though I didn't make the cut. Maybe it was because I was late, or my qualifications weren't up to standard, or I didn't sound confident. There is no negative outcome if you tell someone why they failed. In fact, I believe it would help the person stand a better chance at his next job search opportunity. They could reflect on what they did wrong. I know that every company works differently and what you did right in one interview might be wrong in another, but that's no one's fault, it's just the difference in company culture. 

That's the end of this post. If you would like to share your job hunting experience please put it in the comments below. I would love to hear what you have been through.

Thank you reading and have a great one,

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