Recently saw this on Twitter and I feel that it provides a good starting point to something that’s been on my mind recently.
No matter if you’re the hiring manager or whatever other position(s) you hold with the employer, you’re human first and foremost. That seems to be forgotten more often than not in the hiring process, at least in my experience. As someone who’s taken the time, effort and energy to participate in over 300 job applications since January, which then leads to x number of interviews and/or rejections, it irks me that too many people involved with hiring miss the mark on opportunities to give and receive feedback and treat others as they’d like to be treated. Be the amount of traffic for that specific application as it may, the platforms to communicate are greater now than ever before, yet way too few professionals I’ve personally reached out to, via email or direct messaging with personalized application materials, for guidance, opportunities or a simple hello, have replied. That’s just sad, in my opinion.
A reply to the attached tweet said that “a job interview is as much for the interviewer as the interviewee. Anyone who would treat someone like this before they were even hired, is someone I would not work for. They simply have no respect for you. No amount of money is worth that.”
Even if you aren’t or weren’t directly in the same shoes I’m in now, you were in them at least indirectly because you had to search for the position(s) you’re currently in. Your workplace title doesn’t make you any more or less human than I am. If you think my reaching out to you wastes your time, don’t forget that you’re wasting the exact same amount of time choosing not to respond.
The fact that we’re all in this together will forever remain and prop my reasoning for lending my help in any way I can to anyone who needs or wants it. 🙏