Back in those days, I usually got the job applied for.
I have discovered over the past several weeks I must have fell through a time travel portal because this tried and true method no longer exist. What I'm told now is, "Yeah, I think we might be hiring but you have to apply online." Wicked, evil words if I ever heard them.
When someone tells you this just automatically assume it's a trick. Why? Because this is what happens....
1. You go online, find the store you wish to "apply" for, search their careers section and upon finding what you "think" you want to apply (because you now realize that the sales rep didn't actually TELL you what jobs they "might" be hiring for) you happily begin filling out the application.
2. As you're filling out the application with basic information you realize that something just doesn't look right. But It must be because you are filling out "their" application on "their" website, right? Wrong.
3. Some where along the filling out process you've been cleverly redirected to a college information page.
4. You continue filling out the required information because non observant me thinks it must be part of the application process.
5. A few more pages in, you now know that you are NOT filling out an application for the job you set out to apply for. So if you're convinced that you've been bamboozled. You're right. You are now filling our an application for a job board that will, very soon, start recommending jobs that you are not qualified to have; Nurses, Welders, Accountants, Insurance sales Rep.You get to a spot that just is no longer looking like it belongs to the company your doing this for and YOU"RE Right.
6. Frustrated by the fact that I've spent 15 minutes filling out something that doesn't belong to the place I started. I give up and start a new application process because clearly I missed something important. So back to the basic information I go and while paying close attention this time I see the tiny print at the bottom that gives you a "No Thank you" pass to hear about college A, B and C. Whew. So now I'm cruising, as I make it to the next page and complete same, I get to the bottom that wants you to check the box to hear about college opportunities.
I don't. I don't care to hear about college opportunity. I care to hear about my chances landing this job and All I want to do if fill out this freaking application. I click next and it tells me I must click the box for college information before continuing.
This just seems wrong to me. This feels like we're going to cram this down your throat whether you like it not. I don't.
If I was interested in going back to college for any other degree, wouldn't I simply go directly to the colleges websites? Wouldn't I fill out THEIR application?
Why is all of this extra blubber in my way? I know the answer to this question. The hiring companies now farm out their hiring process to other companies and these other companies must make promises to their promoters to push their agenda for money.
Plus I am now convince they use this system to weed out the dinosaurs lik