Over the last several months, I’ve been assisting someone very dear to me in fine tuning his resume, applying for jobs, tracking down openings, etc.
Most every job description stresses the importance of “communication skills” but when he applies for the job and takes his time to interview, sometimes for hours – walks away with a feeling of hope and excitement for how well the interview went only to end up waiting DAYS without hearing a thing.
No phone call – no letter – no email – NOTHING!
How freakin’ rude is that?
It doesn’t take much time to compose a nice letter telling them you appreciate their time but you’ve found someone to fill the position.
In fact, it can be a cookie cutter, canned response that you can copy and paste in an email or print out with the persons name on it.
Is it too much to ask for someone to take TWO minutes of their precious time to let a person know they are appreciate and respected for their efforts.
No wonder the unemployed are so discouraged!
Employers who stress the importance of good communication skills wouldn’t know those skills if they walked up and slapped them in the face.
I’ve always been a believer in that people should always treat others the way they want to be treated. One of these days – those employers could be sitting on the unemployed side of the fence and wait on the response that never comes.
Makes me ill that people are so self absorbed they can’t even acknowledge the efforts of others.
** End Rant