Dear Experts, I was out this weekend with some friends and met a girl. She's currently looking for a job and when I mentioned where I worked, she was really excited and said she had applied there and was hoping to get an interview. She seemed nice enough, so I gave her my e-mail address and told her to send me her resume and I would drop it off at HR. Well, she e-mailed it to me right away and I took a peek. I know for a fact that she doesn't have the kind of experience they are looking for the position. To be honest, I can't believe she thought of applying. So, I don't think I should even bother showing her resume to HR, however, I promised her I would. What should I do? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#346 Give her honest feedback. Tell her what she needs 2 do 2 become qualified, suggest alternatives in the meantime. (@resumestrategy) Q#346 Sugg to her jobs she fits for-pass her updated resume on as a referral not a recommendation. (@TaiGoodwin) Q#346 UR recommendation reflects on U. Not good idea to rec ppl U don't know well. B honest. Offer feedback 2 help her focus. (@dawnbugni) Q#346 There might b other opptys open that u are not aware of. They will keep it on file 4 something else perhaps. (@DebraWheatman) Q#346 Be honest & tell her she doesn't match. Point out what she'd need to get hired. She'll appreciate advice. (@jtodonnell) Q#346 I would just let it slide. Don't tarnish your reputation internally for someone you just met. (@gradversity) Q#346 Be honest w/her: as an employee, I know you won't meet reqs 4 job, so can't ask HR 2 intvw u. Maybe...(@juliaerickson) Q#346 ...I cd ask HR 2 give u info interview 4 u to learn abt company; no promises, tho. Tell her 2 read us! (@juliaerickson) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
October 26, 2009