Job searching is a pain. I shouldn’t really think of it as such, but would it kill someone to call me back? I don’t want to be perceived as desperate, but the whole thing drives me nuts.
What I don’t like are the double standards. I MUST respond right away to a posting, phone call, or email; while the employers don’t have to. They seem to ignore me most of the time, even though I’ve called and emailed them.
There is no sense of urgency.
I understand that it’s an employer’s market out there, but would it kill the employers to have some common decency and call when the candidate is not wanted? Even one of those “Your skills don’t match with the job requirements, but we are keeping your information on hand for the next 90 days” emails would be preferred to being left out in the dark.
I’m just frustrated.
Oh well. I’ve applied for another 10 or so jobs today.
Ah, and an aside to what I’ve been talking about… If you follow me on twitter/identica/plurk you will already know this, but I found a new site: JobFox.
You fill out a profile with your resume information and your skills (some are a little buzz-word like) and then start applying for jobs. Companies post requirements up there and all you have to do is click on the “Apply” button. Makes things much easier than going to individual companies sites and creating yet. another. profile. I have so many profiles out there, I don’t even know what ones are active, dead or still coming up in searches.
Anyway, complete the touchy-feely “work type” quiz and your profile will be complete. Apparently, I’m an Individualist-Transactor. Kind of meaningless, but it gets your profile to 100%. *shrug*