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post #61 of 74
srry. judging by your posts, you are one of the few, the proud, the not retarded
post #62 of 74
If HR people are bad, government HR people must be AWFUL.
post #63 of 74
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srry. judging by your posts, you are one of the few, the proud, the not retarded

Perhaps semi-retarded would be more appropriate. But I do enjoy a good firing every now and then. Truth be told...there are a lot of morans around here and I am trying to get out.
post #64 of 74
OP what school did you graduate from?
post #65 of 74
Wow! My faith in HR (government HR at that too) has been restored today. I looked at an application for a transfer and they've scrapped the ridiculous competence based form and were asking for a CV and a covering letter! I actually feel I may have a chance under this revolutionary new system. Then again, competition will be fierce as those hiring will be able to sift out all the usual chancers and be able to pick an interview field full of people qualified and experienced for the job.
post #66 of 74
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Originally Posted by Tangfastic View Post
Wow! My faith in HR (government HR at that too) has been restored today. I looked at an application for a transfer and they've scrapped the ridiculous competence based form and were asking for a CV and a covering letter! I actually feel I may have a chance under this revolutionary new system. Then again, competition will be fierce as those hiring will be able to sift out all the usual chancers and be able to pick an interview field full of people qualified and experienced for the job.
You know, that's just fucking bad for the economy. Competent people getting hired to do jobs that they're qualified to do--who'd thunk of that? But, it's not over 'till the fat HR lady sings.
post #67 of 74
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HR people are mostly retards. hope that clears things up.

+ a bazillion

I had something very similar happen to me a few years ago. I had a phone screen that went pretty well, and then the HRtard told me they weren't going to continue with me for the position because it was an opening for a "Principal" level position that required 10+ years of experience.
post #68 of 74
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Originally Posted by Tangfastic View Post
Wow! My faith in HR (government HR at that too) has been restored today. I looked at an application for a transfer and they've scrapped the ridiculous competence based form and were asking for a CV and a covering letter! I actually feel I may have a chance under this revolutionary new system. Then again, competition will be fierce as those hiring will be able to sift out all the usual chancers and be able to pick an interview field full of people qualified and experienced for the job.

Ok, I take it all back. Closing date for my application is tomorrow. I spent the last couple of evenings brushing up my cv and writing a good covering letter. Tonight just before 5 pm I go to submit my application through the internal work internet (the only way of applying - its an internal vacancy). I find out that they've changed the application format back from the sensible cv/letter to a stupid competency based form. I am going out to dinner tonight and have training all day tomorrow, no time to redo the application and submit it through the work internet system.

I managed to find someone in HR in the relevant office who was still at work, they apologised and said they'd extended the deadline until sunday and are trying to make the application submissable from external internet. So I'm going to have to spend a good few hours of my time on the weekend re-doing my application, if I can be bothered now.
post #69 of 74
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That is weird as hell.

Really? You've got a strange take on the word weird then. Simple adminstrative mix-ups like this happen every day all over the world. Far from weird, normal in fact!
post #70 of 74
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So, in a related topic. I applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security more than a month ago. I received a Notice of Results yesterday confirming my eligibility, paygrade, etc., and a rating of 90. It doesn't say that I have to do anything else. What does this mean? Am I supposed to just wait for them to contact me? What's the rating scale, 0-100?
post #71 of 74
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn View Post
So, in a related topic. I applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security more than a month ago. I received a Notice of Results yesterday confirming my eligibility, paygrade, etc., and a rating of 90. It doesn't say that I have to do anything else. What does this mean? Am I supposed to just wait for them to contact me? What's the rating scale, 0-100?

This is one of those "I could tell you but I'd have to kill you" things. I'd just wait for a car to be sitting around the corner from your house at suspicious hours.
post #72 of 74
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Big +1. Big disappointment, honestly. Kept waiting for the twist at the end where the assailant walked into the room while he was on the phone and--wham!

I know, I know. And I was scrolling for pictures and everything! Damn

In response to the actual post... I'd try to make the best of it
1. Persistently get back into contact with multiple people at the company and try to find some sort of way for you to apply to any sort of job. Internships, related positions, etc
2. Use your hardwork elsewhere, apply to the same/similar positions elsewhere. Call their competitors and mention that you are currently in interviews with the other guys and you wanted them to have a fair shot at hiring you too, etc.
post #73 of 74
i applied for an associate level job two weeks ago. they told me they would call me by the end of that week... bastards.
post #74 of 74
I got an engineering position last year with a firm 13 people in the US - by no means big. After the interview they told me they had been looking forever and had gotten no applicants for my position from the university they wanted (University of Michigan).

Initially I had no response from them, I finally sent my Resume to every email I could find at the firm, got a call back in an hour and was hired the next day. It turns out the HR lady had been throwing the applicants for the position she received away because she felt it wasn't her job. I managed to email the manager who wanted to fill the position in her department and she pushed it through ASAP - she was desperate enough that I ended up getting more than fair compensation for the position. I find every HR person suspect until proven otherwise.

The job markets tight, if you sent emails with your resume and CV to everyone at the firm you can dig up, it's the law of numbers. Use mail merging in excel if you have to. It turns out there is always a percentage of people looking for a product (you) who just haven't stumbled upon it yet. Make it easy for them. Just address them by name with a mail merge function saying you were recommended by a friend to contact them. If it works for selling 40k niche software, it'll work for finding a job in the job market.
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