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Investor Guy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

26 months ago

I can accept I may not have been the best candidate for the jobs I have interviewed at recently, but every place I have interviewed at has gone out of their way to make me aware how they are inundated with people to interview and it's going to take a while to work through them all. Yet some have the audacity to complain that they can't find qualified people or the right fit for the job. It's as if you need to have already had the job you are applying for for ten years to be qualified for it.

There are millions of people applying for jobs everyday right now. I cannot accept that not one of those people is not the right fit for these jobs and that the employer needs to repost the ad after interviewing dozens of people. I feel something is amiss and these very people may simply be using interviews as a way to hold onto their own jobs and don't even want to fill the positions if they end up reposting the ad.

When I was interviewing people they didn't need to have every skill I listed just a fair amount of prerequisite knowledge and the ability to get up to speed. I know I could have easily done every job I have interviewed at. Like I said I can accept if for some reason they didn't pick me but there's no way there was no one else out there who couldn't do the job so why are they doing this? I sincerely wonder if it's some type of scam and they are just filling an interview quota while wasting our time.

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Nick in Somerville, Massachusetts

26 months ago

"I sincerely wonder if it's some type of scam and they are just filling an interview quota while wasting our time."

What do you call a HR rep who doesn't at least look busy? Terminated.

They don't have to actually DO anything, they just need to look like they're busy doing SOMEthing.

I've also applied, several times, to positions that I easily qualify for...only to see myself rejected and the posting put back up. Nothing I can do about it, but to keep applying.

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Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

26 months ago

I kind of don't believe what people are saying about HR people conducting interviews just to look busy.

I do think HR people know they have their pick of the litter and that the pool of candidates is overflowing the banks big time.

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Bluetea in Texas

26 months ago

Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois said: I kind of don't believe what people are saying about HR people conducting interviews just to look busy.

I do think HR people know they have their pick of the litter and that the pool of candidates is overflowing the banks big time.

Me neither. HR gets the blame but that is only because they are the only visible portion of the company we see. Many of them don't even get to decide when they go to lunch much less who to hire.

Go to the top - the CEOs who make these enormous salaries, if you are looking to place blame. That is where it starts in my opinion.

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Holli Has No Job in Hollister, Missouri

26 months ago

I would like to go back to some of the places that do this and see if they have put someone in the chair working. If it is a bank or a store, anyone could easily go in and act like they are a customer and see first hand if they see a new face.

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Recruiter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

25 months ago

A lot of times hiring managers want the perfect candidate - they're scared of making a "wrong move." It's very difficult to fire someone once they are hired and aren't the right fit. Therefore a lot of times hiring managers want to wait out for the "perfect fit" - although sometimes that doesn't exist.

Also a lot of people do not know what they're doing wrong in their job search. As a Recruiter I receive horrible looking resumes. I wish I could reach out to everyone individually to let them know they have a terrible resume but unfortunately I can't. Then even if a candidate has a good resume, they come in and give a terrible interview! Weak handshakes, poor eye contact, trash talking former bosses, smelling like smoke, wearing too much perfume.... just like dating, the smallest thing can turn a Recruiter off. Also thank you emails go a long way.

Also a lot of companies don't want to spend the time or money training someone to get up to speed in any way - they want someone RIGHT NOW who knows exactly how to do the job they're hiring for.

It's a shame, they should offer classes in all high schools to teach people how to search for a job and how to interview well.

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John in Catonsville, Maryland

25 months ago

Interesting points, but brings up some questions perhaps you would be willing to tackle.

We understand that companies want a perfect fit (which may not exist), so are scared to hire. Is firing someone harder now than in the past? If so, why? Companies I have heard of and worked for would document any "issues" and get to a point where they say "see you" and that's it.

Historically, companies do things differently from each other, so Some training is necessary.... yet the company does not realize this and job gets reposted for months on end. How does this not negatively effect the present work force when they are doing the job of 3 people? Especially when compensation keeps dropping?

Many of us have interviewed for positions for which we fit 80% or more of the description, yet the job gets reposted. Isn't that a waste of the company's time and resources searching for the non existent employee instead of doing Some training?

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Gia in Chicago, Illinois

25 months ago

Employers keep interviewing candidates and they wind up picking a loser many times. If they see a bright person, personality clicks in the itnerview, hire them. If you give a young person a chance you would be surprised and how good of a job they will do with a little guidence at the beginning. The young recent college grads are a computer wiz, since they grew up with computers from little on, which many of the baby boomers did not have till they joined the work force. Sometimes I really question these "HR Specialists" they don't know jack. With the hundreds of resumes you receive there has to be several qualifed candidates. Hire instead of hire. The economy cannot grow, people need jobs to survive and not on $10 and hour. You get what you pay for. Low pay = cheap labor quality.

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Diagoro in Orange, California

25 months ago

I would have to believe it's management that's looking for the perfect candidate, and HR that's scared to offer/ suggest anything less. I can imagine there's also a fair amount of positions where an insider has the inside track (or the bosses nephew), and adds are run as a formality. Especially in government positions.

I don't mind seeing theses positions repost, as much as I've come to have less respect for HR in general. Just tired of the 'great interview', and friendly attitude that disappears once you leave the building (and try calling back to get a status update).

.......on a side note, anyone know how to post a new topic? None of my researched methods have worked, and theres no way to contact the site admins (emails fail to send)

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John in Catonsville, Maryland

25 months ago

Click on this link and just above where the topics are there should be a "start discussion" link.

www.indeed.com/forum/gen/Career-Advice.html

And perhaps this will work, enter the topic name, type away, start discussion...

www.indeed.com/forum/gen/Career-Advice.html#create_discussion

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Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

25 months ago

Recruiter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: A lot of times hiring managers want the perfect candidate - they're scared of making a "wrong move." It's very difficult to fire someone once they are hired and aren't the right fit. Therefore a lot of times hiring managers want to wait out for the "perfect fit" - although sometimes that doesn't exist.

Also a lot of people do not know what they're doing wrong in their job search. As a Recruiter I receive horrible looking resumes. I wish I could reach out to everyone individually to let them know they have a terrible resume but unfortunately I can't. Then even if a candidate has a good resume, they come in and give a terrible interview! Weak handshakes, poor eye contact, trash talking former bosses, smelling like smoke, wearing too much perfume.... just like dating, the smallest thing can turn a Recruiter off. Also thank you emails go a long way.

Also a lot of companies don't want to spend the time or money training someone to get up to speed in any way - they want someone RIGHT NOW who knows exactly how to do the job they're hiring for.

It's a shame, they should offer classes in all high schools to teach people how to search for a job and how to interview well.

Make no mistake about it, companies want the "perfect candidate" because Recruiters have sold them them on the idea that they can
find the "perfect match" for the position.

Amongst other things, Recruiters tell companies during their elevator sales pitch that they can and will find a candidate with all the job requirements.

Recruiters are SALESPEOPLE. Companies want the perfect candidate because you have told them in so many words that the perfect candidate exists. You have put this in the head of these companies and now they will NOT expect anything less.

Because of Recruiters it is very tough for good people searching for work to find work.

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Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

25 months ago

Continued.........

The bar has been set to high because of RECRUITERS. No one is perfect!

What say you Recruiter in Philly?

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Drummer in Hobart, Indiana

25 months ago

There are multiple reasons that employers are taking so long or not hiring anybody at all. With the crisis in Europe going on, that weights in on our exports, if they will not buy as much from us we cannot make as much, the threat of going back in a recession would mean that they would have to lay off workers that are new on the job, and have to pay unemployment, Bush tax cuts, don't know for sure that they will be extended next year, Obamacare which if employers premiums will skyrocket. They will pass more along to the workers or only pay a flat rate for insurance if it costs more than employees pay it. Many people have less disposable income, and are not going to buy products, they will go to Dollar Tree, Goodwill or Ebay to find a used item cheaper. Many employers who do hire is only for temp projects so they only keep them for peak loads and dispose without paying benefits.

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Bluetea in Texas

25 months ago

John in Catonsville, Maryland said: Many of us have interviewed for positions for which we fit 80% or more of the description, yet the job gets reposted. Isn't that a waste of the company's time and resources searching for the non existent employee instead of doing Some training?

Apparently not and his has happened to me several times. There is one job that I applied to over a year ago and that posting is still running. They must be waiting for Jesus himself to apply.

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endoftheworld in West Hartford, Connecticut

25 months ago

I am CONSTANTLY seeing jobs being reposted after 3-6 months and I am not talking about employment agency/recruiter posted jobs but direct hire jobs small to large sized co.
I too have been curious whether these jobs are actually filled or someone is hired and gets fired before the probabtionary period is completed, I can't say I've heard of people getting a job and getting fired before the probationary period is completed or that this is a common thing but maybe it is more common than we think.
It is a mystery to me...
Also, I applied for an "administrative assitant" job at a small oil co. 3 weeks ago, last week the EXACT same job was posted under the title "office assistant" the job description was the same. The job has been posted for about a month in total now. I can guess what happened but since my last job was "office assistant" was quite annoyed not even to be called in to interview since all you needed was basic knowledge of Word and Excel which I have/had and said so in the cover letter.
The unemployment rate is going down and jobs are being created so unless this is all part of some great conspiricy to not cause mass panic as I've also read some crazy numbers such as 45% of people are on SNAP I dunno, it's best not to waste one's time thinking about it and I doubt a call to HR to ask why a job is reposted and if you can apply again will result in any response.

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Bluetea in Texas

25 months ago

Eman Resu in Wilmington, Delaware said: I have said this for years, but I think some jobs have to be posted externally, or publicly, by law, for a certain amount of time...even when an employer has already either decided on an internal candidate to promote, or at least is considering certain employees there who have the background for it. Which would explain why many jobs are posted/re-posted for so long without appearing to be filled. How many times have you read under a job's requirements "Must know <insert obscure proprietary software you've never heard of> and have experience interfacing with <insert company-specific acronym for some department only a current employee would know>"? Very deceptive, misleading and discouraging to outsiders who think they stand a chance...almost like posting a fake job ad.

I agree. Companies have to file Federal compliance reports and saying that you didn't hire anyone or that they all are related to someone's mother, brother, sister or sweetheart will just mean more forms to fill out.

When they say, "How did you hear about us?" this fine tunes their recruiting strategies and satisfies the reporting requirement.

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jeff2020 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

25 months ago

I agree with all the posts above. I noticed last week that the position I am waiting to here news on was taken off the job boards so I figured they filled the position even thought I was a final candidate out of 2 finalists. After my interview July 2nd, I haven't heard a peep. Then yesterday I noticed this particular position along with 2 others was reposted on their job board so I FINALLY caved (I know Joe is laughing behind his computer right now) and emailed the manager yesterday asking him what the status of the position was. I normally WOULD NEVER email but I have been waiting since July 2nd so I think at this point, I deserve to know. Is emailing about the status after a few weeks a bad move?

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John in Catonsville, Maryland

25 months ago

What email, I didn't see any email......

(so it was buried with 50 others)

apparently as easy to ignore as a phone call these days.

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Joe Gagill in Loch Sheldrake, New York

25 months ago

jeff2020 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina said: I agree with all the posts above. I noticed last week that the position I am waiting to here news on was taken off the job boards so I figured they filled the position even thought I was a final candidate out of 2 finalists. After my interview July 2nd, I haven't heard a peep. Then yesterday I noticed this particular position along with 2 others was reposted on their job board so I FINALLY caved (I know Joe is laughing behind his computer right now) and emailed the manager yesterday asking him what the status of the position was. I normally WOULD NEVER email but I have been waiting since July 2nd so I think at this point, I deserve to know. Is emailing about the status after a few weeks a bad move?

After reading the above post I will be taking my shotgun and dismantling the PC I work on. I'm being serious. You will not hear from me for a few days until I can replace it. I mean Dude what kind of sick twisted person are you? I'm not laughing. Your way too uptight for a guy who goes to the beach regularly.

I would like you to answer this one question for me Jeff? What does the 2020 stand for in you userid? I'm curious. Retiring in 2020??? Just hit these numbers randomly I bet???

(I can tell your a really nice guy. Someone I wouldn't mind having as a neighbor.) But Dude.................

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Hotdiggity in Ajax, Ontario

25 months ago

One job I interviewed for back in April was just again posted today. I'm more than 80% qualified for this one.
But, upon leaving my interview back then, I was reaching across the table to shake hands and thank them.
I don't remember what exactly I said, but the Director shot me a look like I had just run over her dog.
I think all I was saying was it was a pleasure to meet them and I hope to be hearing back.
Since then, I've been contacted by two internal recruiters who didn't know I had interviewed looking to see if I was interested. They obviously know my skill set is a match.

Again, today I followed up on a phone-screen with an internal recruiter.
She said she was impressed with me and forwarded off the recommendation to the hiring manager.
The hiring manager flatly turned me down and I will not be getting an interview.
The job was just reposted on Monster today.

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Hotdiggity in Ajax, Ontario

25 months ago

John in Catonsville, Maryland said: What email, I didn't see any email......

(so it was buried with 50 others)

apparently as easy to ignore as a phone call these days.

My wife wants me to go stand outside the front door of one particular company and wait for my interviewer to come out so I can challenge her on why she wont show respect and reply to my email/phone calls.
I'm 6'2" 210lbs.. I don't think that's a good idea.

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John in Catonsville, Maryland

25 months ago

Hotdiggity in Ajax, Ontario said: My wife wants me to go stand outside the front door of one particular company and wait for my interviewer to come out so I can challenge her on why she wont show respect and reply to my email/phone calls.
I'm 6'2" 210lbs.. I don't think that's a good idea.

Hmmmmm.... That could be called stalking, yet would appear to be the Only way to get attention these days. I would have to side with you on this, no need to have the interviewer call security.

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John in Catonsville, Maryland

25 months ago

Hotdiggity in Ajax, Ontario said: My wife wants me to go stand outside the front door of one particular company and wait for my interviewer to come out so I can challenge her on why she wont show respect and reply to my email/phone calls.
I'm 6'2" 210lbs.. I don't think that's a good idea.

Hmmmmm.... That could be called stalking, yet would appear to be the Only way to get attention these days. I would have to side with you on this, no need to have the interviewer call security.

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Bluetea in Texas

25 months ago

John in Catonsville, Maryland said: Hmmmmm.... That could be called stalking, yet would appear to be the Only way to get attention these days. I would have to side with you on this, no need to have the interviewer call security.

Walk in with a large pizza and ask for the hiring manager. Nobody questions the pizza boy.

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John in Catonsville, Maryland

25 months ago

What kind of pizza? Plain old cheese or do we put something fancy on it?

I actually offered to take an old boss out for pizza so I could pick his brain and he claimed he doesn't like pizza..... may have been his way of telling me to get lost.....

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Bluetea in Texas

25 months ago

John in Catonsville, Maryland said: What kind of pizza? Plain old cheese or do we put something fancy on it?

I actually offered to take an old boss out for pizza so I could pick his brain and he claimed he doesn't like pizza..... may have been his way of telling me to get lost.....

Ask how he feels about Chinese? If doesn't like that, take the hint - get lost.

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jeff2020 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

25 months ago

Joe Gagill in Loch Sheldrake, New York said: After reading the above post I will be taking my shotgun and dismantling the PC I work on. I'm being serious. You will not hear from me for a few days until I can replace it. I mean Dude what kind of sick twisted person are you? I'm not laughing. Your way too uptight for a guy who goes to the beach regularly.

I would like you to answer this one question for me Jeff? What does the 2020 stand for in you userid? I'm curious. Retiring in 2020??? Just hit these numbers randomly I bet???

Lol, c'mon on Joe, don't be so mean! I am "antsy" because I want to work. Part time work ain't cutting it for me. 2020 was the only number i could think of, but retiring in 2020 wouldnt be so bad now that u mention it. and yes, i am great neighbor :)i'm the guy who mowes the neighbors lawns and picks weeds :) besides joe, weren't you the one that said i have your "permission" to call them today? hmmmmmm please don't break your PC, we all need your sarcastic humor here, right guys? :)

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John in Catonsville, Maryland

25 months ago

jeff2020 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina said:
please don't break your PC, we all need your sarcastic humor here, right guys? :)

Absolutely. We need Joe here.

Joe, since you are such a nice neighbor, I wanted to let you know there are (or will be) a couple available houses on my street. This street needs more neighbors like you instead of the hillbillies and idiots running ramped...

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John in Catonsville, Maryland

25 months ago

John in Catonsville, Maryland said: Absolutely. We need Joe here.

Joe, since you are such a nice neighbor, I wanted to let you know there are (or will be) a couple available houses on my street. This street needs more neighbors like you instead of the hillbillies and idiots running ramped...

I meant Jeff on the second part, Where's my edit??

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Hotdiggity in Ajax, Ontario

25 months ago

John in Catonsville, Maryland said: What kind of pizza? Plain old cheese or do we put something fancy on it?
.

Step One.. Cut a hole in the box
Step Two.. Put your junk in the box
Step Three.. Make her open the box !

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John in Catonsville, Maryland

25 months ago

Only one issue with that old boss of mine...... male and married...... not my type at all... I suspect I"m not his either..... good try though :)

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Hotdiggity in Ajax, Ontario

25 months ago

I was referring to the song by Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg.

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John in Catonsville, Maryland

25 months ago

Sorry about that.... out of my musical reference. I don't listen to much commercial radio, mostly internet radio....

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John in Catonsville, Maryland

25 months ago

Ok, that was pretty good.....

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Amarie Bell in Pensacola, Florida

16 months ago

Bluetea in Texas said: Apparently not and his has happened to me several times. There is one job that I applied to over a year ago and that posting is still running. They must be waiting for Jesus himself to apply.

happens to me all the time

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johmac in Longueuil, Quebec

14 months ago

I have just seen a job that I had two telephone interviews between 2-1/2 and 4 months ago reposted. Here's the thing. I was told this job was to replace someone who went to do the same job about 3 hours away in a remote location of a population of 211. (They are setting up a camp there for this - trust me it's remote.) Then after my second tele. int. I see her job posted from that location (she was there for 11 months) so I figure she didn't like the remote location (don't blame her) and has moved back and taken her old job back. The job(her old job) I applied for was listed on their website as being filled. End of process so I moved on.

Last night I am looking for jobs and see the exact same job reposted, verbatim. WHAT THE HECKERS! Has this person moved away again, quit or did they hire someone else and it didn't work out.

Does anyone know the protocol. This is a very big company and my impression is they don't go back and look at people who have already applied, that instead you have to go through the process again through the recruitment agency process on their website. I know the HR person herself has only been there 11 months and probably 50 or more positions to fill as this is a big new project. She must be really under the gun and the Assistant HR person is on maternity leave (which as also a temp job to be filled) I'm very curious about anyone else who has been through this. At this rate, they won't get this off the ground.

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Elizabeth in North Chicago, Illinois

14 months ago

Investor Guy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: I can accept I may not have been the best candidate for the jobs I have interviewed at recently, but every place I have interviewed at has gone out of their way to make me aware how they are inundated with people to interview and it's going to take a while to work through them all. Yet some have the audacity to complain that they can't find qualified people or the right fit for the job. It's as if you need to have already had the job you are applying for ten years to be qualified for it.

There are millions of people applying for jobs everyday right now. I cannot accept that not one of those people is not the right fit for these jobs and that the employer needs to repost the ad after interviewing dozens of people.

I applied to a chiropractic office that had 2 open interview dates in the same week. I elected to go tot he second one so I have no idea how many were at the first one, but there were quite a few people at the one I went to. After a month or so, I noticed they ended up reposting the same job. They mustn't have hired anyone from those open interviews so it came open a 3rd, and a 4th time. A month lapsing between the 2nd and 4th reposts. I tried re-applying the second time, but wasn't called. Guess they made their decision. Since I wasn't good enough the first time, they had no intentions of calling me the second time I applied. But it did leave me wondering why they couldn't find the right person after all that time. Surely, among the hundreds of candidates, you can't find the right match? I mean come on, we're talking about a receptionist position here. It's not like you need to have a PhD for the job. Anyone can, more or less, function in this capacity.

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Elizabeth in North Chicago, Illinois

14 months ago

I also forgot to mention that happened last year, but that there was a similar experience with a dentist this year.

She advertised the job in March and I went for the interview. I never heard back from her. Shortly thereafter, the job came open 3 more times, a month or so apart from each posting. Apparently, like the chiropractor, she just can't find the right person for the reception jobs out of the millions of jobless people there are.

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Elizabeth in North Chicago, Illinois

14 months ago

Investor Guy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: Yet some have the audacity to complain that they can't find qualified people or the right fit for the job.

I transferred dentists last fall because I wanted a dentists who had better hours, evening hours to be exact, and who could fit me in better.

I went to a cleaning recently and my dentists was the ONLY ONE in the office. During my entire appointment, I had to listen to her complain about the fact she had no help and was the only one having to do everything. She already knew I was looking for a job and asked me how it was going. I told her just how bad it was out there. She then told me that she could probably give me a trial run to see how I worked out. So, in complying with her request prior to leaving the office, I sent her my résumé. In reality, I sounded good, but once she saw my résumé, even though I'm a very qualified and experienced healthcare receptionist, she decided not to give me that trial run after all. Boy, was I feeling down in the dumps. Here someone has the audacity to complain to you the entire appointment about being the only one and having to do all the work themselves, is open to possibly hiring you or, in the very least giving you a trial run, and then yanks away the hope they just gave you in being potentially employed. It really sucks, especially since she was STILL the only one in her office a month or two later. I mean come on... all these unemployed people, including myself, and you're being like this?

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Bluetea in Texas

14 months ago

Elizabeth in North Chicago, Illinois said: I transferred dentists last fall because I wanted a dentists who had better hours, evening hours to be exact, and who could fit me in better.

I went to a cleaning recently and my dentists was the ONLY ONE in the office. During my entire appointment, I had to listen to her complain about the fact she had no help and was the only one having to do everything. She already knew I was looking for a job and asked me how it was going. I told her just how bad it was out there. She then told me that she could probably give me a trial run to see how I worked out. So, in complying with her request prior to leaving the office, I sent her my résumé. In reality, I sounded good, but once she saw my résumé, even though I'm a very qualified and experienced healthcare receptionist, she decided not to give me that trial run after all. Boy, was I feeling down in the dumps. Here someone has the audacity to complain to you the entire appointment about being the only one and having to do all the work themselves, is open to possibly hiring you or, in the very least giving you a trial run, and then yanks away the hope they just gave you in being potentially employed. It really sucks, especially since she was STILL the only one in her office a month or two later. I mean come on... all these unemployed people, including myself, and you're being like this?

When you see a job posted over and over again, its generally a bad sign. Something is wrong.

I see my dentist every six months and she has a new crew every time. She is a good dentist but I wouldn't want to work for her either.

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Elizabeth in North Chicago, Illinois

14 months ago

Bluetea in Texas said: When you see a job posted over and over again, its generally a bad sign. Something is wrong.

I think my dentist ended up posting the reception job 2 or 3 times, again a month apart from each posting. As for the assistant job, she went through a local dental staffing agency to help fill that and in her ad she made it pretty clear that she was looking for people to do working interviews until she found a permanent person for the job.

So, I totally agree. When you see the same job posted over and over something is wrong. When you see an ad that they want people to conduct working interviews until they can find a permanent person, then something is really wrong.

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johmac in Longueuil, Quebec

14 months ago

RE: When you see a job posted over and over again, its generally a bad sign. Something is wrong.

I logged onto the recruitment site from the initial posting and it would appear that there was someone chosen and for whatever reason it hasn't worked out. I agree with the comment above. Job seekers are scrutinized so much that if an HR person even senses one word in an answer that doesn't sound right, they are removed from the list. There is no perfect fit. So now they will have to begin this whole process all over again. I think it is a bad sign if they aren't making a decision and then sticking to giving the new employee a chance or helping the new employee with training. Or, maybe the new employee couldn't hack it and quit.

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Elizabeth in North Chicago, Illinois

14 months ago

johmac in Longueuil, Quebec said: I logged onto the recruitment site from the initial posting and it would appear that there was someone chosen and for whatever reason it hasn't worked out.

And that happens, but what we're discussing is when you see an employer post a job every 2 or 3 weeks or every 3 or 4 months or every 6 to 8 months for that matter. IMHO, it GENERALLY means one of 3 things:

1. The person or people who hired you and whom you're working for or under are difficult or impossible to work with or for.
2. The person or people who hired you and whom you're working for or under are keep firing the people they hire for various reasons.
3. The employer is just really picky who they want to hire.

Regardless which one it is, they're all reasons that should raise a red flag and be given careful thought to by job seekers.

If someone or some company is difficult or impossible to work for, is that the kind of person or company you really want to work for? If the employer is THAT picky who they want to hire or have working for them, is that the kind of employer you really want to work for?

Having a job is important. But what is equally important is who you work for and just how happy you are.

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johmac in Longueuil, Quebec

14 months ago

I could not agree more. It was my gut reaction when I saw it online again, look in the other direction. I thought - what is the matter that they have spent all this time going through a list of contenders, they finally pick someone and 2-1/2 months later, the exact same posting pops up. There would appear to be red flags all over it. When I was going through the first couple of interviews I found out that the HR person is only there 11 months, as well as who the job replacement was for. I also remember her calling me to say they were still deciding on the candidate and she sounded really stressed on the phone.

We job seekers have to understand that sometimes our qualifications are good enough but those powers that be don't always get it right.

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Elizabeth in North Chicago, Illinois

14 months ago

johmac in Longueuil, Quebec said: We job seekers have to understand that sometimes our qualifications are good enough but those powers that be don't always get it right.

I'll agree with that.

Last year, this chiropractic office had several openings come open for receptionist. They'd always come open every 3 or 4 months. I'd always apply, but was never able to go to one of their open interviews until recently. But before I went, I inquired why they were going through so many receptionists. They told me that try as they may to get someone long-term and permanent, it just worked out that way.

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Calfornian in Hayward, California

14 months ago

Investor Guy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: I can accept I may not have been the best candidate for the jobs I have interviewed at recently, but every place I have interviewed at has gone out of their way to make me aware how they are inundated with people to interview and it's going to take a while to work through them all. Yet some have the audacity to complain that they can't find qualified people or the right fit for the job.

In California we have an entire industry dedicated to claiming this, it's called technology. They go so far as to make a annual proclamation about how bad/weak the American worker is, how poor our schools are and how our taxes are way too high.

And they are inundated with people, and they can't find qualified people, but the problem isn't the workers, it's the people doing the hiring. Apparently, being a genius programmer doesn't translate to having a clue as to how to hire.

Oh, and thread necro, for the win.

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Elizabeth in North Chicago, Illinois

13 months ago

Renee in Barberton, Ohio said: I was wondering the same thing and you are not alone!

When you see an employer post a job every 2 or 3 weeks or every 3 or 4 months or every 6 to 8 months for that matter. IMHO, it GENERALLY means one of 3 things:

1. The person or people who hired you and whom you're working for or under are difficult or impossible to work with or for.
2. The person or people who hired you and whom you're working for or under are keep firing the people they hire for various reasons.
3. The employer is just really picky who they want to hire.

Regardless which one it is, they're all reasons that should raise a red flag and be given careful thought to by job seekers.

If someone or some company is difficult or impossible to work for, is that the kind of person or company you really want to work for? If the employer is THAT picky who they want to hire or have working for them, is that the kind of employer you really want to work for?

Having a job is important. But what is equally important is who you work for and just how happy you are.

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xica01 in Dallas, Texas

13 months ago

Hi, I've been reading these comments and I happen to be in the same boat as many of you all. I had a similar experience happen to me already twice! OK, so I'm a dental assistant and due to some issues I had a while back I stopped working for a year, then when I am ready to finally start working I have been having a lot of trouble finding a job. A couple of months ago I applied in person to this practice that posted a job wanted ad that was super close to my house and all, it was almost perfect and I felt I was very qualified for the position, so they give me a phone interview then I get called in for a face to face interview and am told that they were going to call me back soon so I was very excited because I thought everything had gone so good. Well, they never called and three weeks later I saw the exact same ad as before!! So me being so dumb, I decide to go in and apply and give them my resume in person again (and I so regret it) but this time they never called me for an interview and then two months later I saw that same ad again but didn't apply again. Now, its been one month and guess what?? I saw that same ad yesterday !! And that just pisses me off because I think if they had chosen me I would have been a perfect fit and they wouldn't be reposting and reposting. I somehow think that the snobby receptionists in the front just didn't happen to like me or something because the dentist looked nice. I've also been applying to some places and have also seen them reposting several other times and they never even give me a chance. Well, it felt good to vent, hopefully I'll find a job soon :-)

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Elizabeth in North Chicago, Illinois

13 months ago

xica01 in Dallas, Texas said: A couple of months ago I applied in person to this practice that posted a job wanted ad that was super close to my house and all, it was almost perfect and I felt I was very qualified for the position, so they give me a phone interview then I get called in for a face to face interview and am told that they were going to call me back soon so I was very excited because I thought everything had gone so good. Well, they never called and three weeks later I saw the exact same ad as before!! So me being so dumb, I decide to go in and apply and give them my resume in person again (and I so regret it) but this time they never called me for an interview and then two months later I saw that same ad again but didn't apply again. Now, its been one month and guess what?? I saw that same ad yesterday !! And that just pisses me off because I think if they had chosen me I would have been a perfect fit and they wouldn't be reposting and reposting.

Their loss. But stop to think about it for a second, is that an employer you'd really like to work for. Something is dreadfully wrong, especially in today's job market with so many people unemployed, when they keep reposting like that. You mean to tell me they can't find someone amongst the millions of unemployed people? For each job ad within a practitioner's office, there's at least 100-200 applicants. In some cases more.

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Elizabeth in North Chicago, Illinois

13 months ago

IMHO, if an employer keeps reposting like that, then they must not need someone or someone that badly.

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