Saturday, June 16, 2007

Who Dumped Who?

In reading Suz50's blog this evening, her not so enjoyable job interview post reminded me of my worst job interview experience.

Several years ago a headhunter called me looking to fill a position at a company in neighboring Idaho. While I was not necessarily looking to change jobs, nor move to Idaho (but then who is?), after the inital discussion, I was mildly intrigued. I agreed to send her my resume, which she explained she would forward to the hiring company.

The hiring company soon called me and as we discussed the position over the phone, I learned that the position would be a significant decrease in what I already considered a scant paycheck. So I declined to continue with the phone interview and explained I was not interested.

A week later, I received a letter from the hiring company's Human Resource Department:

"Thank you for your interest in ABC Company. We are writing to inform you that we have received your application for XYZ Position. Unfortunately, your qualifications do not match our requirements for this position. Your application will remain on file for one year. In addition, please feel free to apply for another position in which you may be interested. We wish you the best of luck in your continued job search."


  1. Oh dear, I apologise for my ex-profession - there are still far too many cowboys out there, it would appear. They agency who contacted you obviously did zero research on either you, or the on position in question.. how frustrating!

  2. Carol,

    Don't worry. I don't blame the headhunter. I was just irritated by the rejection letter.

    By the way I was completely qualified for the job, and did not have a job search that needed continuing.

    The irony is my brother works for a branch of that company now.


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