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Old 06-26-2013, 10:55 AM
 
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Has anyone had this happen?

We had a job open. HR sent us a group of pre-screened resumes. We interviewed and made our pick. The candidate is excellent.

Today I got an email from someone I never heard of (how they found me I am still investigating) disputing the form letter HR sent them last week saying that they didn't have the qualifications we were looking for. This woman sent me a very vehement email saying she wanted "specific details of the process and factors that prevented (her) resume from being referred (to me)" and that "I DISAGREE with the statement in the email sent to me that I am not qualified for your position. My goal is to secure an interview with your company."

I asked for her resume and took a look but she is missing 2 out of the 5 things we stated we were looking for. I am floored by the gall of this woman. We had over 100 applicants for this job. I had a 18 excellent resumes forwarded to me. This woman would not have made that cut if I or anyone on our team were looking at her credentials. She just doesn't have it.

Has anyone ever behaved in this way? I have no intention of interviewing this person and frankly if I see her name again, I will put her application in the trash. How on earth could anyone think these sorts of rude demands could lead to a job?
I pity the poor fools who actually hire this woman! If that's what she's like when she's trying to impress you, imagine what she's like on all the other days.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I don't get people. Life is not an online Forum (no offense) where you can bully your way through stuff.

If the rejected person had gone to the OP in a constructive format, "I know I was passed over, if you have the time could you please let me know specifically what I need to work on to be a successful candidate in the future, blah, blah" they may have gotten the feedback, and possibly even a potential ally in their job search. As the OP is clearly connected, and a positive impression does wonders.

Now the searcher has actually poisoned that well, and if the OP hears the name again, they'll be hit with the "Oh, that's that crazy one..." story.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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She may be trying to build a case for discrimination in some way. She wants proof from you that her qualifications are not good enough. She wants you to put in writing what it is, exactly, that makes her unqualified. If she can prove that she meets all of the qualifications listed and still didn`t get an interview, she may be thinking of some sort of legal action. But, as you say, she doesn`t meet the listed qualifications then she wouldn`t have a case. Unfortunately, there are people like that in the world. Always trying to prove some sort of discrimination when they don`t get what they want or are fired for their behavior.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Man with a tan hat
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She may be trying to build a case for discrimination in some way. She wants proof from you that her qualifications are not good enough. She wants you to put in writing what it is, exactly, that makes her unqualified. If she can prove that she meets all of the qualifications listed and still didn`t get an interview, she may be thinking of some sort of legal action. But, as you say, she doesn`t meet the listed qualifications then she wouldn`t have a case. Unfortunately, there are people like that in the world. Always trying to prove some sort of discrimination when they don`t get what they want or are fired for their behavior.

I thought about this and have referred her email back to HR. We think that she knows someone who does freelance work for us and that is how she got my info. My name was never put on anything that was advertised. I am allowing our HR team to respond. Its clear she doesn't have all of the skills we listed in the announcement and her resume is a mess in terms of formatting and spelling. I am not touching this one.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Entitlement issues.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:41 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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This was in an email. I did not respond.

Oh ok, I was thinking you were on the phone and wondering why you wasn't like."this conversation is over"

lol
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:03 PM
 
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She may be trying to build a case for discrimination in some way. She wants proof from you that her qualifications are not good enough. She wants you to put in writing what it is, exactly, that makes her unqualified. If she can prove that she meets all of the qualifications listed and still didn`t get an interview, she may be thinking of some sort of legal action. But, as you say, she doesn`t meet the listed qualifications then she wouldn`t have a case. Unfortunately, there are people like that in the world. Always trying to prove some sort of discrimination when they don`t get what they want or are fired for their behavior.
I was going to say this. The fact that she asked in an email why she wasn't qualified sounds suspect. She wanted the OP to respond so she had it in writing. OP was smart to not respond and turn it over to HR.

A few weeks ago a teenage boy in FL decided on the last day of school to wear make up and he was sent home, his parents are a lesbian couple. I thought how odd for him to "stir the pot" on the last day of school, the parents made a big issue out of it and of course let it be known they were a lesbian couple.

My first thoughts were are they behind in their mortgage.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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Reminds me of the American Idol contestants who sing like a tired, mentally challenged Basset Hound in their audition then refuse to leave the room because they think they are the greatest singer ever.

Pretty good chance she is setting up a discrimination complaint.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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This happens all the time in my world, we just handle it in a professional and routine manner. As earlier posters said, go ahead and tell or email her with a statement that would hold up in court. In this case it would be easy, she wasn't close to qualification.

People like this usually aren't motivated by entitlement, but by either: a) aggression/pro-activeness, or b) ignorance... they fail to realize what the qual requirements are and how competitve the position is (they're always shocked and dismayed when you tell them 200 other people applied.)
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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She may be trying to build a case for discrimination in some way. She wants proof from you that her qualifications are not good enough. She wants you to put in writing what it is, exactly, that makes her unqualified. If she can prove that she meets all of the qualifications listed and still didn`t get an interview, she may be thinking of some sort of legal action. But, as you say, she doesn`t meet the listed qualifications then she wouldn`t have a case. Unfortunately, there are people like that in the world. Always trying to prove some sort of discrimination when they don`t get what they want or are fired for their behavior.
This was my first thought as well. Referring the email back to HR was likely the best move.
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