There are a lot of things that I do not like today, probably because as a “new position seeking” person I’m more vulnerable or may be because of my situation I have to relate in a different way with different people.
One of the thing that hurt me more when seeking for a job is the feedback, or, to say the truth, the absolutely lack of feedback coming form your counterpart. I understand that hiring someone is a process that require selection and that is focused on needs that are not always visible to the candidate, but anyway in a correct and ethic worlds an answer should be given to anyone, in good or bad.
And I do not mean a complete or detailed one, sometimes would be enough to say “we are looking for a different candidate” would be enough, but let people waiting for an answer that will never come is quite a nasty habit.
It happen to me all the time, first, second, third interview and then we we’ll call you in a week or two…and then the silence. funny first they’re all kind and nice, they talk ask for email and connection, and then they disappear. Come on guys I know you’re busy and I know we are not friends, but as you ask me to be polite and kind with you isn’t something you should give me back? education and respect claims that if you state you will give me a feedback you should give it to me, and forcing people to call for a deserved feedback is never a appreciable thing.
And if there are budget concerns, just tell me. it is not such a bad thing to say, we’re looking for someone cheaper. Another thing I never understood is why CV are not always screened in term of seniority, if you’re looking for a junior position you should not call someone in the field since 20 years. and if you’re looking for seniority could you expect a economical request not aligned?
OK today I’m in a really bad mood, I admit it, but I think that between peers a little more fair feedbacks should be a minimum baseline.
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- SCP2013 Week 4- Feedback and Feedforward (jmutton17.wordpress.com)
- Why finding the right job is a job in itself! (clarabella4.wordpress.com)
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