Job Search in a Failing Economy.
I’ve not had regular, steady employment for which I get paid since February 6, 2012. Yes, if you do the math, that is nearly 15 months. Unemployment has run out. Despite all of the rosy platitudes from the Obama Administration about getting our economy going again and providing health care for everyone, neither of those government features have been a benefit to me.
In this failing economy I’m amazed at just how unprofessional on both a business and personal level, companies and their recruiters, who are actively seeking new employees, are in this environment.
Two personal examples:
Company 1 actively solicited my resume for a position they have available and for which I’m qualified. This contact was more than a month ago, and included active email’s on both our parts. This also included a face to face initial interview. After the interview, the recruiter stated that she was making a provisional offer of the position to me and forwarding my information on to the hiring manager. Since that time, despite repeated email’s and calls to the recruiter, all have gone unanswered. That a business is run in this day and age, without the basics of business, personal or professional courtesy, is incomprehensible.
Company 2 also actively solicited my resume for a position they have available and for which I’m qualified. This contact was more than a week ago and as with Company 1, included active email’s on both our parts. This process included a phone interview, and after a successful interview I was informed that I would be contacted by the hiring manager. Deja Vu all over again as despite repeated email’s and calls to the recruiter, all have gone unanswered.
So at this point I’m Oh for two, with being actively recruited by companies that I’ve not solicited. Could it be that the economy is much worse than we’re being told? Could it be that companies are hiring the least qualified personnel to fill position within their ranks? Are company senior managers aware that they have employees who are lacking in both basic business and interpersonal skills?