| ||Ask HN: As an employer, what do you wish applicants did more often?|
74 points by yangman on Dec 3, 2009 | hide | past | web | favorite | 50 comments |
|I have been job hunting for the better part of six months. Although it is disappointing that the market is overwhelmingly biased towards web developers and I've yet to receive a single offer, what has irked me most is the apparent lowered standard of courtesy and care displayed by some employers, with larger companies more likely to be offenders. (Going into an interview without really studying a candidate's resume, being disappointed that a new graduate doesn't have more professional experience, taking much too long between correspondence, not notifying of rejection after interview, etc...)|
Yes, employers more often than not have much more on their plate than applicants, but having passed through enough of the screening process to have a face-to-face interview for a position starting ASAP, I can't help but feel offended when the other party do not have the courtesy to say "Sorry; good luck."
But, enough of that: I would like to get the other point of view.
As an employer, what are some of the things you wish applicants did more of to make the whole process smoother and generally more pleasant for everybody involved?
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