Looking for a job is not easy. Sending out cover letters, resumes, going on interviews and waiting to hear back from employers - it can all be so daunting. In our current day of “everything online” I believe we have gotten away from the human aspect of hiring people. Often times when one applies for a job online you never hear back from the companies to which you have applied. Why is that? Is it so difficult to send a response by email? They have your email address and often times we as the person looking for a job do not have any way of following up with you – the company! Often times the company remains anonymous to avoid numerous phone inquiries about the job. While I can understand this – it is also unnerving to apply for a position sending along a resume full of personal information to a company who we don’t even know.
I ask this – Can we please get back to humanity? To talking with people instead of only reading only a resume? Can we meet people for coffee - when invited - in a casual atmosphere to get to know them? Can we respond via email when someone has sent an inquiry about your job announcement? After all you want to build relationships with people, correct? You want to hire a human, correct?