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February 10, 2010


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Holy crap. I'm addicted to this thing. Great post on an all-too-common problem.

Ask a Manager / Alison Green

Wow. This is one of the greatest things I've ever read on this topic.

Mary Kloehn

I would say this is a common occurance when a company relies on on-line postings and only an on-line process for hiring, especially if the hiring process is not connected directly to the hiring manager - but instead is held by 'recruiting' staff. My advice to job seekers is to avoid on-line postings and utilize face to face networking and employee referral programs.


I'm excited for part three! It's funny how HR departments seem to have forgotten that there WILL come a time when they need to compete for talent, and the way they treat people is going to be crucial.


I wish Julia would have waited to see whether the interview would have actually taken place. It doesn't seem too uncommon to be scheduled for an interview just to receive a call 3 days later canceling the interview informing you the position has already been filled. Of course, you receive the obligatory email thanking you for coming in to interview + how much they enjoyed meeting you in person. Fast forward 4mths, the job is posted again. (And no, I will not apply.)


After an experience today, much like the one you described: three error messages resulting in one total loss of work, one partial loss of work, and one submission without allowing me to complete the information,I'm beginning to agree that employers REALLY need to test their career application software. It was an awful experience! I called the customer service line and gave them my name. Someone is supposed to call me back. Let's see what happens.

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