(Closed) The worst part of applying for jobs…

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Yes, that and never hearing back! RAGE.

Post # 4
12244 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I HATE how they ask for your resume, THEN have you do an online application!

I asked my DH (who hires people) why they do this, and he basically said it was to weed out lazy people!

Post # 6
1218 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@jpalm13:  The worst part for me has been this ‘merit and equity’ BS.

I’m applying for jobs as a graduate teacher, and government schools have this rule that they have to advertise a position even when they already have someone in mind. Like, they may have employed a teacher on a one-year contract for all of this year. They love the teacher and have every intention of re-employing her. But they have to advertise the position, so all these poor suckers like me put in an application, not knowing there’s like a .01% chance of us actually getting the job. Then we wonder what we’re doing wrong when we don’t get any interviews.

To make it more annoying, Catholic schools don’t have the same rule. I know people who have applied for one job, got an interview, and got the job. Meanwhile I’m on 38 applications for diddly squat in return. /rage

Post # 7
2868 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

UGHHH I’ve been job hunting for five months and it’s freakin’ killing me. 

Post # 8
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Cover letters. I hate cover letters.

I also hate the way everyone you know/are related to ask you CONSTANTLY about it and except it to take like 4 minutes. “If I get a job, don’t worry! I’ll let you know, Grandma!”

I actually just decided recently to go full time into my own company in part because I hate job hunting so much and am pretty sure I could better spend my time applying for and running my own projects. But because my company has my name on it, my family basically thinks my job is made up. lol, super annoying, but oh well. 


Post # 9
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@littlebeanpole:  Yuk. NZ had that same rule too. Thankfully they put “incumbent applying” on the ads, which is basically code for “don’t bother, we are advertising this for legal reasons”

Post # 10
802 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@BrandNewBride:  +1


or it extracts from your resume but it chooses the wrong info and you still have to retype it lol

Post # 11
13904 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not hearing back.. or writing cover letters.  Both equally infuriate me.

Post # 12
8482 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I hate the whole resume thing. I’ve only had one job before, so theres only so much I can write!

I also hate waiting for a call back, because I get a lot of spammy calls and wrong numbers, so I rarely answer if I dont know the number.

Post # 13
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Ugh, job hunting is the worst. I went through it last year, and it’s such a crap shoot. 

You fill out tons of applications, write all these cover letters, and then you don’t hear back (or, in my case, you hear back 8 months later saying the position listing was canceled). 

And then you get to deal with the questions, as 

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@Mrs.LemonDrop pointed out. I can’t tell you how many times people would ask me how the job search was going. Obviously not great since I’m still jobless, but thanks for asking? 

Best of luck to you, OP! 

Post # 14
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hate applying for jobs, going through a rigorous hiring process (two interviews, a project and reference checks), only to be told that the position wasn’t approved by the CEO. Even though “you were our number one candidate!” and “we’ll keep your information on file!”

Seriously? If your corporation operates like that, what makes you think I want to work there in the future?!?!?!

Post # 15
2818 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@jpalm13:  +1. I hate filing out applications.

Post # 16
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Definitely cover letters for me. I’m actually not bad at selling myself face-to-face, but cover letters feel terribly phony and weird to me. I also hate reading other people’s cover letters, so maybe it’s just a general hatred.

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