We get it. Looking for a job sucks. And the worst part isn’t even the rejection that is inherently involved in the process; it is the dehumanizing, belittling, and frustrating processes and micro-humiliations that have become normalized in these crazy hiring protocols.
For example, making an online application insanely time-consuming is not a legitimate means of testing a candidate’s passion for the position. Honestly, who has their former manager’s contact information from 2007? It’s an inefficient employer’s rationalization that wastes the time of countless well-intentioned job candidates who end up losing the opportunity because it was filled by the VP’s nephew, who simply submitted a resume to his aunt. We get it.
We get that the only way to get a raise today is to change companies. We get that recruiters never call you back after they pursued you like the paparazzi. We get that being ignored, dismissed, or flat-out misled by prospective employers is the new norm. Stay sane. Stay focused. Stay in the game.
We can help.
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