Case of the Mondays: No job for you, weirdo.

by Meredith on April 24, 2013

I know, it’s Wednesday.

Shut it.

Okay, so I just want to vent today about what annoys HR Pros about job seekers. This will turn into great advice for you, and it will keep from messing it up with HR after your interview.

Mondays

Stalking. Today we shall talk about stalking.

Do not, under any circumstances, call a company you are interviewing with twenty-five times from Friday to Monday.

Yes, we have caller ID. Yes, I can easily see who has called me directly, and I can see who has called our main line. Yes, you are freaking the Receptionists out and now they are afraid you are either trying to collect a bill from me or you want to wear my skin as a coat. Yes, your eight voicemails were too much.

When you act like a total weirdo, you get no job. So sorry!

Hi, this is Meredith. I just wanted to return one of your twenty-five phone calls. Yeah… uh… we’re going in another direction. 

Why? 

We just are. But thank you for interviewing, and best of luck in your job search!

*click*

Again, you get to call twice. You call once the day after. And you can call again a few days after that.

You get one email. In the email you thank me for my time, and you tell me how badly you want to work here.

But under no circumstances do you lose your mind and call me twenty-five times over the weekend.

Also keep in mind that many companies do not respond to you at all. This is their way of telling you that you didn’t get the job. I know. I think companies like that suck, too.

Any questions?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mari

Thanks for the reminder. I just sent an email thanking the lady for a response back and for keeping my contact info, and thanking them again for their, and how I would appreciate working for their company. Three thank yous and I want to work for you… Thank you for this post.

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Jerrod

Why?

That is the best.

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Maradoll Mynx

“We just are. Click”

Glad I swallowed my water drink before reading that LOL

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Rachel

Early on in my HR career, I had an applicant for a warehouse job who spoke no English, so her husband had to call and follow up on her application. I was polite and said we were still reviewing, but that didn’t stop him, he continued to call and within his mind, we had developed a relationship. In fact, he (without ever seeing me) decided that he was very attracted to me. He sent flowers, waited in the parking lot, and continued to call. In my mid-20s, I was completely freaked out. A call to our local police and large warehouse guys walking me to my car seemed to communicate to him that we had no chance.

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