Even It Up!

Shifting the balance for jobseekers

Sometimes email is downright rude!

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We hear all the time about how long it takes for jobseekers to apply for positions.  Most jobs require (at a minimum) responding to selection criteria.  With government jobs its generally like writing a sequel to War and Peace (although we do acknowledge that some departments have lifted their game and only require a cover letter – hooray!).

Given that it takes so long to put an application together (hours – sometimes days), we are disappointed to hear that many people are being advised they are not successful (for both interviews and positions) by email.  We know email’s free, we know that it’s quick, we know that it’s easy, but it’s a bit disrespectful.  Jobseekers deserve at least a letter to show that you appreciate their effort. 

There should be a rule – the more selection criteria a jobseeker has to answer, the more they deserves a personal response – something with a stamp on it!

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Written by evenitup

December 3, 2008 at 2:01 am

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