Listen Now: The Resume Black Hole
Feel like applying for jobs is like tossing your resume into a black hole? One company is working to change that.
Chances are when you apply for a job that you put your information online— attaching necessary documents and hitting send. Then your hard work gets sent to who knows where and potentially isn’t ever even seen.
But one woman found that isn’t always the case. After twelve years at her current marketing job, Sarah Patrick was laid off. During her search she applied for a job at the company Digital Ocean. What happened next surprised her so much that she posted it on Twitter.
After sending her resume, Sarah received an email from the company. It acknowledged how hard it can be to apply for a job and wanted her to know what happens next. The email went on to say that a real person would review her resume and if selected for an interview she would be contacted in two to three weeks. If she didn’t hear anything the company had moved on.
Rejection is easier to handle if you know you’ve been rejected.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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