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Old 01-15-2014, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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P.S. Even years ago when I went to employer to personally apply they had a computer set up to do it on.

Woulda been more comfortable just doing it at home.
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:39 AM
 
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Reasons employers want only computer applications:

1: Every application is uniform, and the information is in an easy to follow order. Every applicant is answering the same questions, and no one is being favored. Helps meet hiring law standards and regulations. Every one is treated the same way.

2: They can be sorted by computer, which would be impossible any other way due to time restraints. They sort out the applications that best meet their needs and desires for the job, and those will be evaluated and some or all of them will be called for an interview.

They know from experience that 80% to 90% will not meet their qualifications and they don't have the time or personnel to sort them by hand. They are only interested in the ones that meet their qualifications and can only devote the time and energy on evaluating those applications.

3: If they do not get any qualified applicants which sometimes happens, they will quickly know it, and can re-post the position as needed not wasting a lot of time doing everything by hand would cause them to lose. The big reason you see a position re-posted after the closing date for applications.

Yes most applications will not meet their qualifications for a new employee for that position. Too many people apply for every job that the would love to have, even if hey do not have the qualifications requested by the employer. Employers want someone that is able to hit the ground running when hired. They know they are out there, and they are not going to settle for less. There are even jobs that require education and experience to perform, and if they hired a recent college graduate with a degree but never worked with the type of program they are using, they are not qualified for the position. Example: A company uses a certain business program to run their business. There are different modules for each different department in the company, that a person in that department is knowledgeable about working with. I am talking far above Microsoft Office, but extensive programs used by big business. Lets say one is educated and experienced in the Accounting portion of the program. The job being hired for is for managing and setting up the manufacturing portion of the program. Someone with experience in the accounting sector, is no where near ready to make the manufacturing portion of the program work. Would require some software company classes, and training on that particular module. It could take 6 months to a year before one that was not knowledgeable in that module to be able to do the job efficiently. The employer knows there is someone out there that would be able take the job and hit the ground running in a week to two weeks. The don't have time, to fool around with someone not qualified and not able to get the job done from day 1.
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