(Closed) Job Application Vent

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 2
7887 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I also dislike online application forms for jobs. It feels so cold. I would rather just email my CV to HR or the recruiter. That way my info is hopefully read by a real person. 

Post # 3
1165 posts
Bumble bee

Minimum Requirements are the BARE minimum when job applying.  This is the non-negotiables of the job, so I guess if you don’t meet the requirement, no matter what channels you go through, you would not even get a second glance.

I actually appreciate this feature because I can just move on to another job.

Post # 4
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’ve never gotten an interview by applying through one of those online portals. I don’t even bother anymore. I’m sorry. 🙁

Post # 6
555 posts
Busy bee

I know what you mean! I also don’t get why they don’t put this in the front or specify exactly what is needed beforehand. I remember once filling out an online application, which said it is only “filling in”, but at the end you had to provide 3 References from a professional in a related field…for an entry level position! Okay….I was also so mad because it took me an hour to fill everything out before and then I didn’t have those references. I am glad I finally found a job and I didn’t need all that jazz;)

Post # 8
2536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I once filled in a form for a retail job that asked the question, “can you work on Sundays?” To which I answered “no” as I attend church. I wasn’t allowed to go any further as they required their workers to work on Sundays. Ok fair enough but word it differently – “We require our workers to work ___ Sundays in a month. Are you able to do this?” Then I might have answered differently. 

Post # 9
9211 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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CherryA:  In all likelihood they collect your information to match against other job openings if/when they arise. I work in government and employment is done via an online portal and there is a statement hidden in all the small print that discloses that we keep all applications to match against other job opportunities. It saves us time and money.

Post # 10
3584 posts
Sugar bee

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CherryA:  did it not have the minimum requirements on the page? Most jobs that i apply for tell me everything that i need to have as far as education and certificates and any other needs. What kind of job were you applying for that they didn’t tell you upfront what the requirements were?

Post # 12
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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craigslistgirl:  Emailing in a resume/CV might take less time, but those are also often run through programs too that are searching for keywords. That’s why it is extremely important to be sure your resume is appropriately written for the job you are applying for! To optimize your chances, you should change your resume as appropriate for different positions and/or companies you are applying for. (Of course, always telling the truth, but you should expand upon different skills depending on the job descriptions you respond to)

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