How not to apply for a job.

by JeffT 6 Replies latest jw friends

  • JeffT

    We just got a resume in the office (did I mention that I got a new job about a month ago - can't remember) any way this couple applied for an apartment managment team job. The resumes were faxed in: handwritten on lined paper (our admin person says they must have a handwritten font on the computer). She has one time frame 1997-2003 that lists her occupation as "housewife" during the same time period he has listed "went fishing in Alaska with father in law." Both of them have another gap when they apparently were taking care of her mom until she died. (If true this is better explained at the interview, its only a couple of months).

    This is not a good start to their job search.

  • Es

    Do you think that perhaps they were joking???


  • luna2

    A lot of people don't even know how to fill out a job application properly, let alone write a resume.

  • kristyann

    I was told in a class that if people are "housewives," "moms," or whatever, that they should include this on the resume. Maybe not using those terms, but I heard that they are supposed to include it. After all, it really does take a lot to raise a family and take care of a house and keep it running smoothly. Why aren't you supposed to include it?

  • anewme

    Its true, people need instruction and help to present successful resumes!

    Do you think maybe this is actually a witness pioneer couple who are leaving out the fact that the majority of their lives were spent knocking on doors?

  • freedom96

    I get job applications in all the time, and it is amazing what you see on them. And they wonder why they never get a good job.

  • Billygoat

    Aw come on you guys. Lighten up a little. These people are doing the best they can with what little knowledge they might have. You have to give them an A for having the courage to at least apply, with so few skills to fall on. I think high schools should prepare students better with teaching them how to fill out a resume or how to apply for jobs, dress, manners, grooming, etc. This is a societal issue, not just a personal one.

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