This afternoon about noonish I got a phone call from a woman who called me in response to an ad I answered.
Naturally, the caller will review your resume with you and ask you what she or he needs to know in regard to the resume’s content; sure, you’re going to hear them ask you where the company is, what your job title was, what your duties were and how long you were employed there.
Well, I got all of those questions and then some.
When she got the information about where I worked, etc wow, did I get the third degree — dumb dumb questions about what I did when I did it and WHY I did it.
The questions had no let up. she asked me the same dumb assed questions over and over again: “You went from being in HR to an artist…why did you do that?” “Why were you a manager when you were an admin assistant before that? And then you worked as something else after that manager’s job…why”?
Cheez…the HR job I had ended in 2000 — between then and now we have had 3 recessions. You have to take the jobs you can get when you CAN get them. If it is a recession you can’t dilly dally.
Then she asked me what salary range I was looking for (this company’s ad asks for a minimum of a GED; 2 year degree preferred and 4 year degre “a plus” so I am guessing that this is a very minimally paying job. Yet she’s barraging me with the Spanish Inquisition?) I countered with “What are you offering? I’d rather not waste your time nor mine.”
“I don’t know that.” I asked her about benefits “I usually do not get into that now.”
I said to her, “I don’t think this is for me —”
“Wait….I will take your resume and share it with the manager and if there is an interest, we will set up an interview.”
Colossal waste of time — and this is why we are in the jam we are IN — people who have no business interviewing that are DOING the interviews.
If she wants to ask a thousand detailed questions about the last job I had I am fine with that — but when it comes down to asking straight away stupid asinine questions, I have a problem with the questioning indeed.
How did I go from HR to artwork?
I took a BUS! My car wouldn’t start that day!