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I wish companies would pull down job descriptions when they're no longer available
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: April 22, 2020 04:18PM
I spent about an hour heavily modifying my resume for a specific company. I applied, only to find out the job is not longer available. I also went back and forth with a recruiter on another job, only to find out they had already made an offer to someone and they accepted.

On a side note, it turns out Google aggregates jobs from many sources and it has pretty good search tools as well. [jobs.google.com]




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Re: I wish companies would pull down job descriptions when they're no longer available
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: April 22, 2020 05:07PM
My wife and I once spent an entire day with a potential employer, with multiple interviews each, a “meet your colleagues” lunch. and full tour of multiple facilities. At the end of the day, we were told that, not only were they not hiring, but they had no knowledge of any upcoming vacancies, but they liked to have people on file “just in case.” Eight years later...never received a call.

At least we got one flashlight each with the company’s logo on it. Too bad the soft-touch coating has become gummy over time.
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Re: I wish companies would pull down job descriptions when they're no longer available
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: April 22, 2020 05:30PM
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S. Pupp
My wife and I once spent an entire day with a potential employer, with multiple interviews each, a “meet your colleagues” lunch. and full tour of multiple facilities. At the end of the day, we were told that, not only were they not hiring, but they had no knowledge of any upcoming vacancies, but they liked to have people on file “just in case.” Eight years later...never received a call.

Just to make sure your file is kept up to date, you should probably mail in a urine sample. A BIG urine sample...



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Re: I wish companies would pull down job descriptions when they're no longer available
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: April 22, 2020 06:28PM
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M A V I C
Google aggregates jobs from many sources and it has pretty good search tools as well. [jobs.google.com]

That seems to be the link for posting jobs. How do you search an aggregated list of openings?
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Re: I wish companies would pull down job descriptions when they're no longer available
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 22, 2020 06:54PM
.....have had multiple internal positions job interviews......they ask you to come in during the interview.....then they spend the entire interview talking about how they are not exactly sure about what they want the position to be 'exactly'........or they never even ask you any questions.......


.....eventually the position is filed by external candidate, who clearly had little to no experience and they just hired to fill the position for as little money as possible......



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Re: I wish companies would pull down job descriptions when they're no longer available
Posted by: deckeda
Date: April 22, 2020 09:55PM
It's a fun game of roulette. There are reasons why HR Directors are portrayed by Catbert.

I had one call, asked if it was a good time to talk, and I stupidly said, "no." We were driving in a car and the kids were noisy. Altogether the wrong place to talk about yourself while being interviewed.

They never called back. I paid the extra on LinkedIn to track down the HR person or whomever oversaw the department to ask if they would please honor what they said they'd do and call me back. He said they would and they didn't. I really thought it would be a good fit, a shame.

Another time I made it though a few phone interviews and the time came for an in-person chat. I showed up but one of the 2 people did not, so the other humored me with a regular interview. I was to do a short presentation for them but that was scrapped. A few days later they re-scheduled the presentation as online instead.

That was a plus, as I had driven an hour the first time, bought a new suit and so on. So I'm all setup in front of the computer, join the meeting and turn on my webcam. Can't see anyone, and one person phoned in. Could they see me? I acted as if they could. The phone guy likely couldn't.

It must have not been impressive, or maybe it never mattered. They went with someone else without explaining why. <-- That's what makes it all a total waste of time, except for knowing you "tried."

In my current job I work with a person who got a job I applied for. Had similar good interviews but they went with the other person ... I got the next job that opened up shortly after that. The other person is in a different, higher-up role, and I know what she makes because they disclose that during the application/interview process.
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Re: I wish companies would pull down job descriptions when they're no longer available
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: April 22, 2020 09:56PM
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Mr Downtown
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M A V I C
Google aggregates jobs from many sources and it has pretty good search tools as well. [jobs.google.com]

That seems to be the link for posting jobs. How do you search an aggregated list of openings?

Oh strange. Seems like you can do a google search like "jobs at apple" and then there will be a big card at the top which will have a More... option, and that will take you to the full UI.




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Re: I wish companies would pull down job descriptions when they're no longer available
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 23, 2020 09:13AM
....have gone to interviews.....you know when you meet like 6-10 people individually.......many of the interviewers literally asked no questions......one person just came in and 'talked' for 2 seconds, then sat there the rest of the time on his phone.......



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