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Old 01-11-2014, 10:49 AM
 
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No company has time to manually review 500 applications for one regular job. I wonder if she meant that the computer went through all of the applicants and narrowed it down for them.
We interview them manually. Every.Single.One.

US citizens have a right to apply for federal employment. Veterans have additional preferences. Therefore, we need to make sure that everyone is treated as fairly as possible.

We have a staff of about 100 people- I supervise 14 people who do this.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:54 AM
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We interview them manually. Every.Single.One.

US citizens have a right to apply for federal employment. Veterans have additional preferences. Therefore, we need to make sure that everyone is treated as fairly as possible.

We have a staff of about 100 people- I supervise 14 people who do this.
Thank you for the insight, appreciated.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:56 AM
 
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We interview them manually. Every.Single.One.

US citizens have a right to apply for federal employment. Veterans have additional preferences. Therefore, we need to make sure that everyone is treated as fairly as possible.

We have a staff of about 100 people- I supervise 14 people who do this.
Wow. I stand corrected. However, I think the government operates differently than a regular company. For government jobs, I can see this being done. For a CSR job at a call center, not so much.

Who knows. I could be wrong. We do know that companies use computer based filtering programs to sort through all of the applications.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Big skies....woohoo
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I recently saw a business office manager position advertised for two days online. They received 15 applications.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Depending on the position and time of year I see anywhere from 25-200 applications for a position. 30-50% are qualified! the rest are simply a wast of time.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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700 in 2011-2013 for receptionist, inside sales and customer service. About 50% less for outside sales which require a university degree.

We use software to winnow the amount down via keywords then Wonderlic the highest scoring candidates, then interview from the top three scorers.

We advertise starting salary and a fairly detailed duties list. Our pay is within the norm for the area.
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