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My Two Cents on Bad Job Seekers


Posted on October 9th, by Henry Goldbeck in Career, Human Resources, Job Search, Recruitment. Comments Off on My Two Cents on Bad Job Seekers

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I cannot determine whether they are just lazy or stupid.

As the Marketing Manager at a recruitment firm, I get emails from job applicants. I don’t recruit, my name is NOT affiliated with any job opportunities on our website, nor do I pretend to hire for a position, yet I still get applications. I try my best to forward the resumes but, as of this week I have 3580 emails from job seekers sitting in my inbox, waiting to be forwarded.

I am not going to lie, it’s not in my top 10 priorities.

So if you are serious about the job you are applying for, address it to the right person.

My second pet peeve are the one-liner emails it will be sent to the trash.

Any of these one-liners will do (Unedited emails directly from my inbox):

 “hello can i get help for getting job”

 “Plz find the enclosed file herewith – Thanx With Regards”

“ I owuld like to know the best course which has good job prospects. Thank you   plzz help

If you can’t spot the problem then you need help. One of my “fingernail to the chalkboard” pet peeves with job seekers are those who use texting abbreviations. There is no character restrictions in an email, there is no need to abbreviate. Out of the two evils I much prefer spelling typo’s than the plz’s, xoxo’s, thx’s.

So please stop, take time your time,  put effort into your job applications. While I cannot guarantee you will land a job, you will no longer be cast as a lazy idiot.

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Henry E. Goldbeck, President and founder of Goldbeck Recruiting Inc, is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) with over 24 years recruiting experience. In his 13 years at the helm of Goldbeck Recruiting, Henry has built the company's reputation as a leading headhunter and recruitment agency in sales, marketing, operations, engineering, and executive level positions across a variety of industries.




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