from New Grad Life
Good advice in here
Just heard this from a colleague who know someone who manages a coffee shop for one of the major chains in the UK.
I don’t know if this is company policy, or just the way they do things, but if someone comes in looking for work and hands their CV in, it goes straight in the bin! If they go back a second time and ask if there are any jobs, and again hand their CV in, it goes in the bin again (of course, they don’t see this happening!). If they go in a third time to express an interest, check if there is anything going, at that point their CV is kept for vacancies when they come up.
The manager concerned claims that this ensures only reliable, committed potential employees who really want to work there are interviewed for jobs.
A good approach? Fair? Underhand? Whatever you think, if one shop is doing it, they won’t be alone.
So if you are looking for temporary, part - time work to help with your studies, or a full time job in retail or hospitality, it might be worth bearing this in mind…
Telling candidates that they have been unsuccessful after a final interview.
Nothing to do with the money I have lost (£2.5k in this case). Just speaking to someone who has been devastated by the news and trying to pick them up and find alternative ways for them to move forwards.
There are days when I really don’t enjoy my job. But isn’t that the case with all work?
I would like You, to Concider my candidacy.
I have, thank you - harsh? Maybe. But it doesn’t take much to spell check your covering letter.