Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Job Applicants Call for Courtesy

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Job Applicants Call for Courtesy

Article excerpt

APPLYING for a job is never fun, but waiting to hear back from that prospective employer makes it even more agonising.

We asked readers what is worse - not getting the job or getting no response from a job application at all.

Tammi Hallowell - As a manager/ employer I think it's rude to not send a letter in some way (email easiest and cheapest) to notify an applicant if they were unsuccessful.

I personally think it's a simple courtesy to the applicant/s, but for the manager it also cuts down the number of time consuming calls to these people who will call to confirm if their applications were received.

Maureen Halligan - The 'employment agency' system is in need of a serious and comprehensive overhaul.

Melanie Ebelt - It's happening to me. I put resumes in but no reply. It's hard to not even hear why your not right for the job

Danya Hodgetts - All applications deserve a written reply. Unsuccessful interviewees deserve a phone call. …

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