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Not sure what to make of this job application experience

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by emt1581, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I'm currently looking for a better job. I applied to a place that pretty much had my dream job listed. It asked for 2-3 years of experience and a Masters degree in my field. Now I have over 8 years experience as well as a Masters AND a license. Plus all of my experience is relevant to this job.

    Now they posted the job for the month of February. I applied and everything was in order.

    I did a search this morning and came to find that they relisted the job!

    Now obviously I've met the criteria they listed, but I can only think of two reasons why they'd relist it. Either they didn't receive very many applications and they're looking to have a greater number to choose from or they have more than one position open. Now I find it almost impossible to believe that they have more than one position open due to the nature of the job as well as what they are paying for it.

    I'm not sure whether to call up and see if there was some problem with my app. or re-apply or what?? Anyone ever see this before?

    Please share your thoughts.

    Thanks! :)

    -Emt1581
     
  2. JASV.17

    JASV.17 Prime Example

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    I'd call. I usually always do, as a follow up.
     

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    I would definitely call them.
     
  4. emt1581

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    I do want to call if only for clarification if there was a problem or if I should re-apply. The only thing stopping me is I don't want to come off as a PITA or someone who's obsessing.

    Thanks!

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  5. DR. HOUSE

    DR. HOUSE Everybody Lies

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    + 1,000

    We were always taught in college and in high school to make a follow up call.

    Shows your commitment to wanting the job.
     
  6. emt1581

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    A follow up to just dropping off the resume/letter/references?? What do you say/ask??

    Thanks!

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    Over qualified????? Believe it or not, this happens all the time.:dunno:
     
  8. BAILIFF

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    OR, they already had someone they wanted for the job but were obligated to list it publicly...
     
  9. emt1581

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    Yes I know I'm over qualified. However, with this job, you can't have too much experience. It makes you more valuable.

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    But TWICE for the same job?

    I know what you are talking about happens. Hell it happened at my last job. But that really isn't the case here.

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    DR. HOUSE Everybody Lies

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    Heres what I say after I apply.


    Hi, This is such and such and I had applied to the job opening you had advertised about. I filled out and sent in my resume and I was just calling to make sure you got it and see if you had time to review it or not.

    (You could even go as far as to offer to come in for an interview at their convenience)

    If you have any questions about my resume, please feel free to call.

    Im looking forward to hear from you.




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    Hope this helps, good luck!
     
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  12. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Oh I'll do whatever it takes to nail this job! Now that sounds like a message you leave. Do you make it a point to call them after hours to leave it or to catch them when they are in?

    Thanks!

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  13. DR. HOUSE

    DR. HOUSE Everybody Lies

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    The key is to catch them in person and make sure you have the right person,and not some secretary of a secretary.

    Besides, If you leave a message, your back to square one.
     
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  14. GroovyChristian

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    Good luck with the job app.
     
  15. emt1581

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    That's just it. The HR secretary is the ONLY contact I have.

    -Emt1581
     
  16. Alcoy

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    I did this when I was applying for a previous job. Left the message. Got a call back in ten minutes to set up the interview the next day. I got a call from the VP who interviewed me the very same day with job offer.

    Note, it was on a financial area job. Still applies here, I think.

    All the best for you EMT.
     
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    Well if thats your only choice...........................still call, Always call.
     
  18. chris in va

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    Par for the course lately. Jobs are few and far between, so the employer will hold out for more variety in hopes of someone that will essentially work for nothing and do a stellar job.

    You watch, someone will get that position with 15+ years experience and is willing to take a 30% pay cut.

    Not just the 'college degree' jobs either. I see it everywhere, even at the $8/hr level.
     
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  19. JASV.17

    JASV.17 Prime Example

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    Do your homework, find out who the hiring authority is, and make the call. Or, find them and send a letter.
     
  20. rd3

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    Happend to my wife. She called to see what's up (follow up call professionally). Some admin had lost here resume and they couldn't get in touch. They were so happy she called. They hired her that afternoon. You have to make the call