Monday, June 22, 2020

Job Searching

I swear I've been working over full time looking for jobs.

I had two interviews that were not my thing. When one says they are interested in marketing with the job posting sites, they don't always send you marketing as in design related jobs. Some of the time it is marketing as in selling insurance. Companies are really sneaky about it too. They call them "Marketing Managers", and use their company initials instead of their name.

I showed up to a "marketing interview" that was to sell life insurance. They had no social distancing, no masks, and one interview went right into another. I was stuck in an hour meeting on something I didn't want to do. They wanted me to use my car, my laptop and my phone to make sales. In the middle of a pandemic no one should be going into people's homes, period. I got a call wanting to move on to the next step. I said I wasn't interested.

I also had a job interview with a place that only used PCs, had tons of math questions, and lots of questions on how to fix PCs. Well I've used MACs for I don't know how long. I haven't had a math class for a long, long time. For each how to fix a PC question I wanted to say, "The answer is use a MAC."

If I were to critique the job posting sites:

Be transparent about what the job is and what the employee would be doing there. They'd have more legit matches.

There's a lot of this:

I can 100% guarantee that I'm not an excellent match, for all those places. That's ok that I'm not. Find someone that is.

There are some positive opportunities that I am excited about. 

If you picked another career path, and a degree didn't matter what would you be?


Theresa Mahoney said...

It is so frustrating when they aren't upfront about the position they are hiring for. I've applied for jobs before and have been blindsided by what position they really wanted me to fill. I am so thankful that I can work from home and be my own boss because of crap like that.

If I could pick my own career and degree didn't matter? Probably something to do with special needs children. I had wanted to pursue special education at one point, but my good friend was doing it at the time and advised me not to because the pay is really low and the stress was really high.

~ Noelle said...

I always wish I had a degree in teaching
I love kids and helping shape them...


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