A day in the life of a recuiter...
I am actually feeling a sense of frustration at the moment from this particular hiring pool, for this position. Out of 500 applicants for one part time position, we selected 12 to interview.
They had to pass a (40wpm)typing test. It is a part-time position with the hours CLEARLY stated in the job advertisment, plus it was one of the questions they needed to answer on the application.
2 showed up for the interview on time.
2 failed the test
1 showed up 20 minutes late for the interview
3 did not respond to multiple calls and emails to even come for an interview (after a week of solid attempts)
4 withdrew because they couldn't work the hours posted in the ad, even though it was highlighted in yellow and to which they said they would work the hours.
This is my own frustration because I'm sure there was a reason they applied, the hours were clearly stated, typing test clearly stated. I think of all the people who apply that really could use the job - they would show up to the interview.
Why would you spend all that time applying? Are they the same people that apply and wonder why they don't get call backs for other jobs?
Are you a frustrated job seeker? What do you think? Which category would you have fallen in?