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16 Frustrating Moments From The Job Search Process

Finding a job just isn't as easy as it used to be. Not that it was ever particularly easy, just that it's much, much harder nowadays. With everyone applying for jobs online, using long digital applications that make you fill out all your experience three times, it's honestly exhausting to submit even one application, and you have to do hundreds. And after that, more than ninety percent of the time, you'll hear nothing back. Many applicants are lucky to even get a rejection letter for closure's sake.

With the ever-changing digital hiring process as the norm, employers always find more irritating ways to infuriate potential employees. From one-way interviews to terrible job listings, it's amazing to see what they can get away with. After all, there's no good reason an unpaid internship would require five years of experience. Here's some of this month's most frustrating finds from people who are searching for a new job, and finding nothing.

Too Old to Code

Vern Six • 2nd Senior Software Engineer and Project Manager; Fundraising Expert 1w. + Follow I'm stunned! Just had a recruiter inform me that I'm supposedly too old for a software developer role. He had the audacity to say, "your age makes people question why you haven't moved up to CTO or something. I can't pitch you to clients." Can you believe it? A young whippersnapper in their twenties has the nerve to condense my 37 years of experience into such a dismissive statement. I'm 58 and never considered myself old. Guess it's time to consider dyeing the hair, huh? LOL

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Yikes

7:20 ← HIRING 100 Lusely Martinez, SHRM-CP. 3r... + Follow Scaling Talent @ Remote-First Mission-Driven Visit my website 6d Edited.① Tech Start-ups C... Recently, I filled a position that attracted 3360 applicants + 7 referrals. 1662 weren't located in any of the listed hiring locations (on the posting). 739 applicants required visa support, which we couldn't provide (also listed on the posting). 763 of those applicants didn't showcase the basic skills or experience we needed for the role. 124 resumes were short-listed for the Hiring Manager to review. 43 candidates were selected for a Recruiter Screen (that's only 1.28% of applicants.) 21 passed the screening and had an opportunity to meet with the Hiring Manager. We invited 11 candidates to complete the take-home evaluation. 9 candidates nailed it and made it to the technical interviews. 6 candidates completed the entire interview loop, which included Cultural Interviews. We extended an offer to one applicant. The offer was accepted, and the role closed after 50 days of opening. I initially reviewed their profile within 2 weeks of submission, and the time from the first call with the selected candidate to the final offer being made was 28 days 17. This overview doesn't account for the hundreds of Linkedln messages and cold emails from hopeful applicants since the role went live in January. Many teams aren't equipped to handle such volumes and struggle to deliver efficiently without prior experience. I Leave your thoughts here... @ Post Home My Network Post Notifications Jobs

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You Didn't Get the Job, but Do Us a Favor

< Tropic - Kind Request Inbox James Parker 16:00 to me You have blocked james@tropicapp.io New messages from this sender will be sent to Spam. Unblock sender Report spam i Hey Can you do us a small favor? At Tropic, we like to have fun in the land of procurement paradise. Given your interest in Tropic, could you help us out in a friendly competition? Please comment "Tropic" on this LinkedIn Post. There is zero pressure, but it would be epic if you could help us win. Also, we filled the Support Role when you last applied, but if we do well as a business this year, we will be hiring again for the team. We appreciate your help! Best, James Parker - Head of Talent

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So Sick of This

B\ Brightpath Associates LLC BRIGHTPATH United States 1 hour ago 16 applicants $75K/yr Remote Full-time Associate 51-200 employees Staffing and Recruiting Skills: Computer-Aided Design (CAD), PTC Creo, +7 more See how you compare to 6 applicants. Try Premium for $0 in Easy Apply Save Meet the hiring team Anant Jailkhani · 3rd Executive Recruiter Job poster About the inh P This is an ON SITE role at Tulsa, OK (No Remote) Job ID- Job Description Job Functions/Duties (may be assigned other duties by management) Perform CAD design work using Creo (Pro-E) and Windchill PDMlink database Prepare models and detail drawings from sketches, redlines and engineering notes (Drawings will be laid out well, clear and contain necessary specifications, dimensions and notes for manufacturing purposes. Drawings require minimal review.) Ensure form, fit and function of new and existing designs. Perform typical tolerance stack up analysis Calculate and lay out dimensions, angles, curvature of parts, materials to be used, relationship of one part to another, and

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Unusual Networking Method

= FORTUNE SUCCESS. GEN Z SEARCH Gen Z grad landed an internship by wearing her university baseball cap to her pizza joint job. Now she works at Cisco "I decided to resort to unusual networking methods," says Ayala Ossowski, who recited an elevator pitch to pizza restaurant customers. BY ORIANNA ROSA ROYLE March 10, 2024 4:00 AM EDT Pete's New zze Friend Clock In Twe Clock Out Time Break 11m 4 hour) and 24 har ouris) and 2453 Just perfect A Gen Z grad was so desperate for an internship that she resorted to pitching herself to customers at a pizza joint—and it worked. (Left) Courtesy of Ayala Ossowski (Right) SolStock-Getty Images Gone are the days when you can walk into a job just weeks after throwing your graduation X

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Well That's Just Stupid

Nicole DiClementi • 3rd+ National Lead Recruiter at Right Choice Resources 2h- I've been getting this question a lot lately: + Follow "Can you share the company name before we connect?" While we share the compensation upfront... Below are a couple of reasons why we don't share company names before an initial phone call: 1. To eliminate biases: ➡Sometimes candidates can have preconceived notions about a particular company, so we like to focus on the candidate's qualifications and goals first. 2. To prevent candidates from applying to the role directly: This would cut the recruiter out of the equation, and candidates would miss out on the personalized guidance and support we offer throughout the interview process. Next time you're in touch with a recruiter who doesn't immediately disclose the company name... Remember that it's all part of a thoughtful strategy to create the best possible outcomes for candidates and clients. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or insights to share! #recruiter #recruitment #interviewprocess #candidates 22 19 comments

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Messy Rejection Email

We would like to thank you very much for your application and your interest in completing your apprenticeship as mechatronics engineer in our company. a Unfortunately, we have to inform you that we are currently not able to train female apprentices in production (separate sanitary lockers, lounges...etc.). as facilities,

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Salary Negotiation Is Now "Oppressive"

• According to our compensation policy, we do not negotiate with candidates over salary, as negotiation tends to disadvantage people from traditionally marginalized and oppressed communities and result in pay disparity. Within the salary band, salary is calculated based on cost of

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Real Nic

3rd+ + Follow Build 7-8 Figure Media Companies | 1.5 Million Followers on Social Media... 3d I fired someone on my local team and replaced them with someone overseas. This new hire: -Costs $45k less per year -Does better work -Works when I'm sleeping -Way easier to manage -Easier payroll -Is more of a go-getter Literally blows my mind that most small businesses don't use overseas talent. The big companies are doing it, but most businesses with 5-20 employees aren't. Can't wait for this trend to catch on and help local businesses grow faster and better. CGO 18 11 comments 1 repost

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Explains All the Multi-Stage Interviews

Codie Sanchez Follow @Codie Sanchez Hack that no one does? Interview as many smart people as you can for every job, ask them how they'd fix your problems. Free consulting. 6:34 AM 3/22/24 196K Views 67 Reposts 103 Quotes 919 Likes 260 Bookmarks

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Unpaid Internship Requires Five Years of Experience

09:40 Q Projektledare • To be successful as a Scrum master, you should have a firm grasp of agile practices and the ability to effectively manage and mentor development teams. An outstanding scrum master should have excellent interpersonal, project management, and problem-solving skills. Holding the Scrum Cermonies training team in Agile mindset, ⚫ Leading the team. Helping the team agree on what they can achieve during each development sprint (or another period). Helping the team make progress on the project by ensuring each person is working on the right tasks. Helping to remove any obstacles to the team members' progress, and protecting the team from distraction. Requirements 5years within IT. Working experience as a Scrum Master 1year. Good to have project leading experience for 2years. Internship Details Duration: This is a 6-months unpaid internship, with the possibility of extension. Commitment: You need to commit 40 hours/week of your time working with us. Start Date: The position is open immediately. Our Offer Career Development: This unpaid role is a gateway to professional growth, offering invaluable exposure to the startup ecosystem and the broader gaming industry. We are committed to nurturing your talents, providing mentorship, and helping you build a robust portfolio that could open doors to exciting opportunities in the future. Dynamic Team Environment: Join our passionate team, which, despite being small, has achieved significant milestones through dedication and hard work. As we near our game's release, your role will be crucial in realizing our ambitious obiectives This experience

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Recruiter Sending a Possible Warning

< All Inboxes Phone Interview - Invit... Λ Have a great day! Senior Recruiter, People - Talent Acquisition sing.com Getting this email out of normal working hours? We work at a digitally-enabled relentless pace, which can disrupt our ability to sleep enough, eat right, exercise, and spend time with people that matter most. I am sending you this email at a time that works for me. I only expect you to respond to it when convenient to you. This email and any files transmitted are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager and delete this email immediately.

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We're Not Choosing to Stay Unemployed

THE SUNDAY TIMES MENU SUNDAY MARCH 17 2024 Subscribe Why are so many young people not looking for work? In a post-Covid hangover, a million 'Neets' youngsters are neither in work or education, despite employers being desperate to fill roles ILLUSTRATION BY NINA KRAUSE

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Recruiter Hates the Candidates

3rd+ Recruitment Services Manager 13h → + Follow Recruiters!!!!! Hear me out!! What if we band together to stop these candidates wasting our time, our money, and our clients time!!!! For so long we have been at the mercy of the candidates!!! So many times we have been let down by promises of filling a job, promises of be there everyday, and on time. We are a small network and to be honest if we had our own group of DNAs they would no longer have the upper hand!!! We have allowed this!! So let's stop it!! Any one in agreement? 6c 36 59 comments 1 repost

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Dancing Monkey

13:55 1 < LTE 99 messages.indeed.com Machine Learning Engineer OmniSync Incorporated team at OmniSync. We require all candidates to complete the below 2 : assessment before we conduct the first interview. It will take you through some multi- factor evaluations, please plan on spending about 25 minutes to complete. Once we receive notice it has been completed we will reach out. https://www.ondemandassessment.com/ link/index/JB-GENN6CZS7? You ⚫ 1:55 pm . No thanks. If you don't think I'm worth the time for a call, and you can't assess candidates yourself, I see that as a huge red flag. I am not your dancing monkey. Write your message U ↑ + 39 Send

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Stop Asking

What is your desired salary? Annually ○ Hourly Cancel Please enter the amount Whatever the budget is Answer must be a valid number (decimals allowed)

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