To be fuming that the people who got through to interview for a job I applied for, weren't really bothered about the job anyway ?
nutcracker · 01/11/2007 17:54
I applied for a HCA job on a maternity ward at my local hospital. My mum works as a HCA on the same ward.
I didn't get chosen for interview, despite having care experiance and the fact that I am doing an access to nursing course right now.
Today one of the HCA's my mum works with, rang her to tell her that some of the interviews had gone ahead today and that afterwards she had been asked to show 2 of the candidates around the ward. Whilst showing them around she'd asked them a few questions about why they wanted the job and wether they thought they'd like it etc etc and both said that they had just applied because they wanted a job, any job, and that they weren't really that sure if it was for them but they'd try it and see.
I am fuming. I wanted to do the job, have an interest in it, already know loads about it and it is relevent to my course, but I didn't even get a bloody interview.
nutcracker · 01/11/2007 17:59
Laurie - They didn't know i had applied until after they'd selected who they wanted to interview, so it wasn't that.
I am just so mad and have had enough of applying for nothing.
Apparently a computer selects forms that meet the criteria and then a person goes through those forms and selects people for the interview. So the computer obviously hates me then lol.
RustyBear · 01/11/2007 17:59
Some places do have rules about relations working together, but surely they could have said so?
Our school staff behaviour policy states that no member of staff may have a relationship with their line manager, which our cleaner thinks is hilarious,as her line manager is the caretaker & her DH!
"No need for headaches any more" was her comment...
nutcracker · 01/11/2007 18:01
Well the thing is SP, if the thing about the computers is right, then they won't be able to tell me why anyway as they won't have actually read my form.
I just think it is madness. To say they are short staffed at the mo, is a complete understatement and yet they are arsing around interviewing people that don't give a toss about the job anyway.
Kif · 01/11/2007 18:12
phone them up for a chat. computer selection systems are meant ot make recruiting easier - but they do favour paper qualifications over aptitude and motivation. The manager should have discretion to overide, if you can explain that you think the computer didn;t do you justice, anbd you'd like the opportunity to interview, to show what you can contribute to the role.
Kevlarhead · 01/11/2007 18:58
Some recruiters (I'm thinking local government) will provide a person specification and a job description.
In order to get an interview, you have to go through the person spec in crushing detail and explain in the personal statement how you possess every single attribute they're looking for.
The recruiter may then ignore the rest the form (aside from checking you are literate and didn't fill it in using crayon), and tick off the types of skills/experience they want to get.
Just shows the people who got the interview are better at jumping through hoops, rather than better at the job, so YANBU.
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