I graduated from the department of Linguistics last year. In Nigeria, it's compulsory to serve your country after your education except you are thirty years and above. After my service, I applied for jobs to no avail. The government promised to provide jobs.. Nothing! I applied for jobs in Canada, Dubai, to no avail. I need to take care of my aged parents and siblings.. Just need to get a job anywhere! Once I get the job, migrating won't be a problem. People who promised me jobs failed to do so. I don't even know what to do right now... I keep saying to my-self, it's going to be well! I pray something good happens!
I was reading some comments, from the group, regarding frustrations and concerns when applying for a position. Never hearing back from the company, which seems to be the norm, as well as comments from HR staff and management,, advising how very overwhelmed they are, with the volume of daily applications received. HR and management, I'm confident that the majority of the applications are received via your company website or an employment website. Therefore, may I suggest you have your IT department do a HTML program as a courtesy response email. This would recognize the applicants efforts in applying for the position. This email should also advise that their application is under review, as well as advise that the applicant should hear within 3-5 business days. If they haven't heard, another applicate was a better fit at this time. I've received emails from a few companies using this type of response. By sending this acknowledgement to the applicant, neither party should feel obligated further pursue contact.
It also eliminates phone queues, talk time, telephone tag and with frustration of another VM, for both parties.
You know, the common courtesy of responding, should swing both ways.
I live in a small town where jobs are unavailable at times. i've applied to all thats hiring but im not getting any response from the jobs i applied to. What am i doing wrong i hav'nt worked since april/2016 i made changes to my resume many times
Frustrated job seeker needs advice
I posted about this before and I'm posting again. I applied for a job, had the interview and didn't hear for at least 2 weeks afterward to which I called and emailed until I received a response. I was informed that I was not forgotten about and they are still interviewing and it's a long review process etc. I was satisfied with the answer and told I would be contacted when there was more information. That was over 2 weeks ago. Ami to believe that I should just forget about this position and just move on to something else? I feel like if they were really not interested they would have said they were going in a different direction or the position was filled whether it was or not. What should I do?
Nothing but job sites to join
Why is it that the more applications you fill out the only thing that you get back is join different sites are job recruiter like glass or zip recruiting, monsters seem like the more you join all you get is openings but you never hear back from employers no matter how much experience you have.
Discriminated due to disability
I applied at BP gas station and was told n have the texts that I had the job after he was done training a couple manager. He needed my limit restrictions from my doctor and knew I was a disabled veteran. I gave him the sheets and was told give him a week and he'd start me at the job. Then with no call I finally called after 2 weeks went by. And he told me that he couldn't hire me because of my disabilities. Is this discrimination and I'd so can anyone guide me to a lawyer that handles these kind of cases. I'm disabled but willing to work any shifts but was denied due to my disability. HELP
I have been out of work now for about one year. It is so frustrating the amount of e-mails that i receive daily with multiple job openings and titles indicating that so and so is interested in you just to get your attention not to mention the scams of people looking to prey on persons who are unemployed. I don't want to take online courses at this time nor do i wish to become a soliciter calling and annoying people on the phone. I have over 35 years of work experience on wall street in various financial institutions with an old school work ethic and excellent references and i still have difficulty. I have applied for almost eighty jobs and if i get one lousy interview every several months its a lot. When your young you don;t have enough experience and when your older at 55 years old nobody wants you. No wonder so many people are freaking out here. When companies no longer need you they shove you to the curb like so much garbage. I could be more of an asset to most firms because of my experience. it feels like a stab in the back. unfortunetly most of my contacts are either dead or retired. Anyhow please excuse my rant as i needed to let out some of my frustration.
My time is more important than yours
What really irritates me about how the job process works is....employers will put out a job offering online or wherever else they may advertise. You see the listing and send a resume...a few days goes by and you get a call asking you to come into their office for an in person interview. You are thrilled to have gotten a call, and are excited about the interview. They interview you, show you all around the office, introduce you to several other workers, spend a great deal of time with you asking questions and chatting. You leave thinking, Wow, what a great interview!...I think I have this one in the bag. After a few days goes by, no call or email...a few more days go by, no call or email...2 weeks go by, and you still have heard nothing from the employer...I guess you are just supposed to assume you did not get the job. This is simply unacceptable and unprofessional on the part of the company (and unfortunately, most of them operate this way now). Your time has value...you have to drive to their office...sometimes, in heavy traffic...answer a lot of foolish "interview questions like...what is your 5 year plan?...and for those fools to not even show the courtesy of letting you know they hired someone else is inexcusable and stupid.