I think you've got a great plan in in order to attend your job interview with one exception. Under the current circumstances, a handshake is not necessary nor should it be expected of you. We haven't even seen the nature of this beast known as the coronavirus yet unfortunately. It takes about a week for symptoms to show once an individual has been exposed. Good luck in the interview. I pray you are able to stay safe. P.S. Don't forget to drop a quick thank you note in the mail addressed to the interviewer thanking them for their time.
OK, I have an issue following up on applications. I am a phlebotomist with 26 years experience. I've been sending out resume upon resume and can't even get a decent response from anyone. I realize recruiters are busy but come on. I apply at a lot of hospitals and labs but cannot seem to find a real person to talk to. Some places are national and I've tried calling. Its usually someone manning the phones at HR. I have had some great interviews and actually thought I would get the job but weeks later nothing. It is getting quite depressing to even send out resumes. We are supposed to be professional but they don't care one way or another. How can I follow up if nobody will call back? I am 54 years old. Do you think my age is a problem?
What do you do in those weird situations where you are pretty sure you know someone, but it was from a VERY long time ago? I had an interview the other day and when the manager introduced himself I knew the name sounded familiar. I figured out we were actually in the same elementary school together… I THINK he recognized me too but I’m not sure! Should I try to bring it up in the thank you note??
As a manager I defend the CVC manager that was "rude" when phoned in regards to an application that had been turned in. I understand that these are tough times for many due to the economic state that we are in BUT you should NEVER phone in regards to a job. You have no way of knowing if said manager is busy with customers or some type of crisis that is going on. It may be far fetched but a medical emergency could be underway or some other type of emergency could be transpiring. When I accept applications or conduct interviews I make it very well understood to NOT phone me or the store and if we are interested we will phone them with a job offer or to set up an interview. Obviously the person that sent the email to complain about the "rudeness" of the manager has access to the internet, so it would have been much more professional to have sent an email to inquire about the status of her application. Like it or love it but this is 2016 and the internet is the best way to communicate in a situation such as this. I personally as a manager would not have taken the call in the first place.
So many job openings in LinkedIn, Career Builder etc. I often wonder whose getting hired ? I've applied in so many places but nobody is replying back regarding my application.
Many companies hiring immediately, some of these companies have revised their hiring processes to allow new hires start work in as little as 24 hours.
ive continued to apply for position s an never heard back from them.or was told that i was to old.by other employers.that because im single that i didnt needed to work.was said by those who did contact me.its unfair.the way people are treated.need to go back to the paper applications.so we have a chance to talk to manager that is hiring..online application is to easy to be ignored by a business