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POLL: What’s The Hardest Thing To Find During A Job Search?


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  1. External research. Without a subscriber service, it is difficult to get company financial information on many companies, especially if they are not listed on the Dow Jones or FTSE markets.

    Internal research. Then, gaining an understanding of the culture is almost impossible. Insight helps!! Look, cultures can vary from one department to another. You’ll never really know unless you can talk to several people from within that organisation.


    I’m tyring to fill in the blank for “Other”, but this is all I can find.

    Job searching problems. Duh! Finding an opening!

  3. All so often the hiring process is outsources or left to a computer system to target key-words. I have sent TONS of inquiries to a “Hiring Manager” or “Hiring Committee” since there are no real human contacts to check in with or connect to.
    There is really no human interaction or followed etiquette when hiring.
    Even when I WAS hiring, the process was to ONLY reach out to those potential candidates and “blow off” anyone else. Not even acknowledge receiving a resume.

  4. I choose “Other” because almost 80% of recruitments are internal or through word of mouth. Hard to find: if I read a published position , is it as an “alibi” to promote someone internally and show the world an open organization or a real open position…

  5. Finding company information and all other questions, can be challenge, yet not impossible.
    Finding a company that it really makes you excited is a challenge all together, no matter how and which angle you look at it, that may be a reason to keep looking and keep looking.

  6. Companies depending on consultants to dispense some of their strategic activities involving direct contact with customers. They range from a project to a task to a job role which doesn’t involve any career, may be. It is like riding in a car when some one else is steering it. The freshers who don’t have any experience are the immediate victims. Absence of a formal Orientation & Training additionally with no career development avenues make it all the more difficult to choose a company matching personal ambition / Goal.

  7. I have left my job due to family reasons. I had worked up to nov. 2008. Then a number of events took place in my life which prevented me from rejoining my job. Meanwhile I managed to study for post basic b.sc. nursing from 2012 to 2014 by the month of October. Now I am trying to gain clinical experience either in a hospital or as a tutor in a college set up. But recruiters have their own expectations. I am still in trouble searching for a job.

  8. It’s easier for contract agencies to disclose their hourly rate, but if it’s a permanent position, it’s hard to find out what the salary range is for the position. I know now all of us don’t want to get short-changed, but we do should value our net worth and be paid fairly.

  9. Seemingly impossible to find: An interviewer with enough imagination or intelligence to understand that:
    (1) an applicant with 40 years’ experience in administrative functions, regardless of industry, has had to learn new programs, procedures, and applications all along the way, and
    (2) it would be relatively fast and easy for him/her to learn yet another set of protocols and
    (3) it would be much more time-consuming and costly to hire someone with no or little work experience who knows a specific program and then try to imbue them with business acumen, and
    (4) a mature worker would bring a big-picture view of how job functions interrelate, would be cognizant of how small things impact the bottom line, and would have both an excellent concept of customer service and a much stronger work ethic.

    1. Bonnie has nailed it right on! well written my sentiments exactly, hiring personal can not seem to able to see the trees through the forest.

    2. AMEN to #3!

      It seems you need to have a toolbox full of diverse skills and talents. A seasoned worker knows HOW to bring themselves up to speed within the work environment and (usually) has eliminated the extraneous distractions that hinders productivity.

  10. Problems is getting in to the right job without loosing too much time. You have experience and people are getting jobs in the area you are looking for, but you are not getting the job, why?
    You have skills and interviews go well, but no job. Very frustrating and humiliating. I feel people are really picky, may be the job market is still volatile. Very difficult to understand.

  11. Any common sense!
    HR nowadays is an industrial institution that has interest in sustaining self
    I have interviewed and employed hundreds if not a thousand or more on the principle that if you don’t perform within 30 days you will have to leave
    And, it has worked for me
    All these prerequists that appear as fitness for work requirements such as job descriptions and roles & responsibility specifications do nothing if the person can not or will not do the job at “the coal face”

  12. Yes info on part time/ contract work would be great. Also those who are starting a business- how to do it, helpful hints, etc. Also information on insurance benefits and how to get good, affordable coverage if a contractor or returning older, non traditional student i.e. specific plans and details please! Also, scholarship information and internships available would be helpful to students or seniors out of work who are going back to school. Info on specialized courses related to career training, LinkedIn tutorials, and other helpful tools and how to use them and where to obtain courses, etc. I have found a lot of your information to be helpful but, very general and not detailed enough. Thanks!

  13. Seeing professional courtesy from hiring companies. I sometimes think that we live in a very impersonal world, a quick email from a recruiter or HR letting you know of whether your a candidate or have been ruled out email. Or preferably a phone call. Email has made it easy for people to delivery what maybe inferred as bad news. What happened to treating people like people and not just a piece of paper. I think that companies in different markets don’t fully evaluate candidates has the skills who meets the needs of the role and job responsibilities. Let’s work towards talking to people rather than sending an email.

  14. Beyond finding key hiring team contacts’ information, it is difficult to find connections at companies who can vouch for you and get your résumé on a hiring manager’s radar. For all

  15. Actually getting an interview (or even a phone call) is the hardest part! I can get the answers to the other questions in the interview or through my own research.

  16. the most difficult aspect of the job search is connecting with people within the org/company to speak with – either for information interviews or to learn more about the culture.

  17. seating arrangements. Does the company offer an office, a cube, or perhaps some type of “collaborative” seating. Usually find this out upon showing up on the first day!

  18. The hardest part of the job search is finding job postings in my target compensation range that are real and not “on hold”, “frozen” or for “internal” only.

  19. I find it very frustrating when vacancies handled by agencies do not disclose the client. Having worked for several companies it is extremely annoying to find the vacancy you are applying for is for one of those you chose to leave in the past.

  20. Question) What’s the hardest thing for you to find when job searching?

    Answer) Other: whether a given company is interviewing actually to fill a vacant position, or is only populating its candidate fallback list or only to collect market intelligence or simply to capture mindspace in the employee market?


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