Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Help wanted...


Whenever I run a "help wanted" ad I have to mentally prepare myself. There is always the inevitable "Have you made a decision yet" applicant and the "But I gave you a resume so I didn't think I needed to answer all of the questions on the application" person. And lately, interviewing has been depressing as you see so many people who are applying for ANYTHING. People who have years and years of experience in one field but JUST NEED A JOB and you can tell they are applying for anything they can get their hands on. And I don't blame them. We all need to put food on the table. And I could tell you LOADS of stories about job applicants, but I'm going to narrow it down to my favorite from this last week.

Question on application: Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

Answer from applicant: Maybe.

Interesting.

Happy Hump Day! (That one's for you Jordan!)

OK, one last trip down memory lane.... I did have an applicant once in Iowa (Those Hawkeyes know how to have a good time!) who when asked if they had ever been convicted of a felony wrote: Caught fishing with no license. THAT was a good one.

5 comments:

Ally said...

Ha! Maybe. What are they, 5 years old??

I HATE interviewing people for a job. Hate hate hate. I do, however, thoroughly enjoy reading applications and laughing hysterically.

WendyB said...

"I thought it was more of a misdemeanor, but..."

Steve said...

I had a young applicant that after finding out I use Facebook, she exclaimed, "WOW, I think that is so cool that old people like you know how to use Facebook!!"

I had another applicant that listed the following accomplishments.
1. University degree in engineering
2. Military service - Sharp shooter, honorable discharge.
3. Special forces - martial Arts and weapons expert, honorable discharge of course.
4. 5 years of working experience in the field that I am looking for.

the guy even provided his photo in dress uniform with a sabre.....

AND the kicker is... (drum-roll please)
this guy just turned 25 years old. I think his ID was the only thing that's not fake

Steve said...

I had a young applicant that after finding out I use Facebook, she exclaimed, "WOW, I think that is so cool that old people like you know how to use Facebook!!"

I had another applicant that listed the following accomplishments.
1. University degree in engineering
2. Military service - Sharp shooter, honorable discharge.
3. Special forces - martial Arts and weapons expert, honorable discharge of course.
4. 5 years of working experience in the field that I am looking for.

the guy even provided his photo in dress uniform with a sabre.....

AND the kicker is... (drum-roll please)
this guy just turned 25 years old. I think his ID was the only thing that's not fake

Steve said...

I had a young applicant that after finding out I use Facebook, she exclaimed, "WOW, I think that is so cool that old people like you know how to use Facebook!!"

I had another applicant that listed the following accomplishments.
1. University degree in engineering
2. Military service - Sharp shooter, honorable discharge.
3. Special forces - martial Arts and weapons expert, honorable discharge of course.
4. 5 years of working experience in the field that I am looking for.

the guy even provided his photo in dress uniform with a sabre.....

AND the kicker is... (drum-roll please)
this guy just turned 25 years old. I think his ID was the only thing that's not fake

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