Post by greatcoastal on Jun 2, 2019 19:55:26 GMT -5
something else I learned about "online applications" ( at least in the trucking industry) is how often the same few companies are always hiring?
This in itself seems like a big red flag.
Just read the comment section and you will soon learn how "management sucks" and why they can't keep anyone. The low pay, the lack of incentive, the crazy, unknown hours, etc...
Some of the companies with high turn around, require endless heavy lifting. like loading roofing shingles onto a conveyor belt, carrying them up ladders and unloading them on roof tops, in the Fl. heat! Maybe 20 yrs ago... but not at my age!!!
My first week I was teamed up with an older man , who, in several days gave me nothing but a boatload of negative info (opinions) about the staff, and the way the company does things. He's gone now.
Now that I have my CDL class A I am stuck with applying for jobs online. You end up giving out a wealth of personal information, and not hearing back from anyone!
Following up is next to impossible! I've tried numerous phone calls, and showing up in person, only to be told " you need to apply online".
Like so many jobs, I think it comes back to 'who you know".
I applied for city and county jobs. That was....." a learning experience" to put it politely! Fortunately, I have a friend who actually writes/designs these same kind of application programs that kept shutting down on me.
My friend gave me words of encouragement, " you did fine. Don't feel bad. No one would know how to get around this. These where written 15 yrs. ago and need a lot of updating. Don't feel stupid, it's their system that's screwed up, not you. Look at it this way, imagine how many other people struggle with these things and give up? At least we got your name in".
I am also struggling with being either 'overqualified' again, or not having enough recent experience.
Once upon a time, companies used to love someone showing interest in a job by following up. Now, if they even HAVE an HR department anymore, they treat any sort of follow up as a time-waster and a hardship on them, and you're probably more likely to decrease your chances at getting hired. So I agree that today "who you know" is more important than ever.
Last Edit: Jul 7, 2019 17:15:04 GMT -5 by deadzone75
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