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Re: Sad to Say Back to Job Hunting Poet

Posted by ClearSkies on March 5, 2008, at 14:43:47

In reply to Sad to Say Back to Job Hunting, posted by Poet on March 3, 2008, at 13:04:35

I read an article the other day about the lack of good habits on the part of the the interviewers being rampant. That is - they tell people they're the prime candidate for the job, then never call; they never acknowledge receiving your resume in the first place; they do two-on or even three-on-one interviewing - intimidating, much??!! Bad manners all around. And meanwhile, our esteem creeps ever slowly southwards, as we figure that if we were more talented, better at interviewing, had better references, that we'd be treated better - ?

The answer is, probably not. Not that it's much of a consolation, but it's not you. It's not me. It's the Culture we're in, that we're supposed to beg for these jobs so that we can start suffering immediately! that we're not called back is no reflection of how well we interviewed or even looked on paper; it's a reflection on how the person doing the reviewing was raised by their parents (I'm guessing here).

So it's a process to be tolerated and endured; not something we can ever win at. Once in a great while, we trip across an employer who Gets It - who treats the potential employee as a human being right from the initial phone call or read of the resume, and it's a pleasure, from start to finish, to do business with these folks. Can't say that I've found any of them since I moved to the particular part of the country that I currently live in, so some of the experience may be regional.

Good luck on this leg of your journey, Poet.

p.s. the antique business is a lot of hard work and a lot of fun. We're not getting rich but by gum it's satisfying being our own bosses. There's something to be said for being poorer and wiser.





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