…look, on your cell phone voice mail message tell people who you are…do you know how many times people..hiring authorities… might call your number, not be sure it is your cell v.m. and hang up
especially three years from now…they dig your resume or information out and think you might fit the job they have then…call and get a recording with just a number without a personal identification like, “this is tony beshara..please leave a message”…so they hang up
get the point…make sure people know it is you!
we hear this almost daily…sometimes even about oursleves…people send a resume…have an interview..or even two…then don’t hear from the employer or interviewing authority…..ever…not even a “buzz off”…”you suck”…”wouldn’t hire you if you were the last candidate on earth”…nothing…nada…even after they say, “we’ll be in touch”…(i have had employers tell my candidates that they were going to call them with a job offer, then never do it)
we shouldn’t excuse rude behavior, but your getting mad or upset about this kind of treatment simply won’t help you get a job…
it is almost impossible for hiring or interviewing authorities to get back to every candidate whose resume they review or they interview…simply impossible
lesson: pray for them…they are covered up with work..maybe they are rude…maybe even mean…maybe insensative…we could go on and on…but it won’t do any good… they have tons of candidates to choose from and to speak with…and besides, they are running a business too
they are, as Teilhard de Chardin stated, “spiritual beings acting human”…forgive and dismiss …spend your energy finding another interview
will social networks help get you a job???…too early to tell
it is the rage..plaxo, linkedin, facebook…and now twitter??? ..folks publishing books on how these things will find you a job…oh, brother..
i’m old enough to remember when the fax machine was gonna revolutionize the world..(i placed a sale guy with burroughs one time who was hire to sell fax machines…for $100,000 a machine…)
and the world was gonna go “paperless” with the advent of the internet…and we use more paper than we ever have..
hey, look..i’m in the trenches every day helpng people find jobs..one person at a time..i really don’t have time to care if you twitter me that you have to go to the bathroom…and neither do our clients or your future employer..in fact, it may get quite annoying
but, if any of these things help you get face-to-face interviews…have at it..but don’t hold your breath and think that they are going to revolutionize your job search..or above all, make you a better candiadate..
one of these books about getting hired via the internet never even mentioned being interviewed or how to do it…
don’t be suprised if all these things go the way of the job boards…simply so much information it is overwhelming…
again, use this stuff if it helps you feel good or helps you get an interview…but don’t expect it to be the “answer”
interesting…one of my candidates invited me to join his connections on linkedin…i did..
his boss, also in my candidate’s connections, saw that my candidate added me…his boss confronted him as to why he would all of a sudden invite a well known recruiter into his connections…i.e…”you looking for a job?”
my candidate was a bit stunned…his boss had a point..
so, best think about who is in your connections..or maybe, when you add them..