I have been getting pretty desperate for a job recently and so signed up to indeed.com after a friend recommended it. Considering I had been applying to the typical retail and restaurant jobs, the website gave me loads more options in my area, and they all sounded way more exciting.
So I applied mainly to nurseries and a few hospital positions. I liked the sound of them as they were constantly with people and were temporary contracts, most employers don’t like the University students as they often can’t drop down to 8 hours after the summer.
When I got the response for a job as a Ward Host at the local hospital I was really pleased. I don’t actually need the money, I’m pretty lucky in that I don’t pay rent or really have any responsibilities but I have been counting my pennies and would love to have a few nice pieces of clothing for my holiday coming up.
I got to the Hospital for my interview and managed to navigate my way to the office. From there I was taken to another room to have an interview.
Now, this really bugs me, some job applications require the submission of CV’s, but not always in the shop, sometimes online.
Bugbear 1: why can’t it be a universal thing- we either do applications totally online, or keep handing them to managers. Because I print out loads and people never want them.
Bugbear 2: if you ask me to send over my CV at least read it. So I’m sat in the office and she asks me what college I attend, then the minute I said I was at University her entire approach the interview changed. I even filled out a form online for the job- stating what University I attended, the term times and the Degree I was doing.
But, if I’m honest- as a crazy sensitive person- this didn’t frustrate me the most. Her interview technique was horrendous, she was so rude. I knew my face was bright red and I could feel my eyes filling up. Which actually frustrates me more, I always feel people like that get kicks out of knowing they’ve got to you.
The irony being, of all the jobs I applied for, that’s the first I got an offer for!