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Old 10-05-2013, 02:07 PM
 
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My teacher said this is something he did once to get a job at a company, and it worked. He applied for a job at the same printing company for 8 days and he got a call on day 9. Do you think this is something that can still work now or do you think some companies can make a complaint for harassment?
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: The Northeast - hoping one day the Northwest!
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My teacher said this is something he did once to get a job at a company, and it worked. He applied for a job at the same printing company for 8 days and he got a call on day 9. Do you think this is something that can still work now or do you think some companies can make a complaint for harassment?
I used to screen people for jobs. That would personally annoy me. It's one thing to follow up in a week to see the status of your application, but to me to keep applying everyday for the same position that is not respecting the hiring manager.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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That's a terrible idea. It is inaproppriate and you will be blacklisted at that company for behavior like that.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:03 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I once sent a resume twice for the same job a few weeks apart, purely accidentally ( was applying like crazy) I received a letter back stating if they wanted to contact me they would have. Bad idea!
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Yeah I agreewith what everyone else said. I would just suggest trying to contact them every week, every other week if you have their contact information. I think your proof did this an economy or two before but now you can't do that.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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My teacher said this is something he did once to get a job at a company, and it worked. He applied for a job at the same printing company for 8 days and he got a call on day 9. Do you think this is something that can still work now or do you think some companies can make a complaint for harassment?
It might still work for a proprietorship in a small town where the owner is likely the one to review the applications. Otherwise, not so much.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:23 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Horrible idea. Being a hiring manager, if someone did this, I'd have them blacklisted from applying with the company ever again (which is very easily done, btw, at large companies).

It's rude, petty, and annoying. Most hiring managers would agree - they have enough stuff to deal with than getting spammed with a resume. Even if it was a highly qualified candidate, it'd make me completely uninterested in even considering interviewing them.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:53 AM
 
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Horrible idea. Being a hiring manager, if someone did this, I'd have them blacklisted from applying with the company ever again (which is very easily done, btw, at large companies).

It's rude, petty, and annoying. Most hiring managers would agree - they have enough stuff to deal with than getting spammed with a resume. Even if it was a highly qualified candidate, it'd make me completely uninterested in even considering interviewing them.
So worked up over having to hit 'delete' on an email or tossing something in the bin you already have a copy of? As a hiring manager you would ignore a highly qualified and eager candidate for such a petty reason? I don't think that would do your company any favors...

The first job I got was at the local store of a national grocery company. Their 'application process' consisted of a crinkled up, old notepad where you just wrote in your name and phone number. I filled that in each week when I went shopping with my mom - some times my name ended up being twice in a row if no one else applied that week - and when I finally got a call after a few months the person commented that I seemed keen and they would like to interview me. I worked there for 5 years - through the end of high-school and the duration of my undergrad degree.

Now-a-days the same company does it all through what I guess I would call a 'hiring manager' - someone sitting at their head office who probably treats eager kids with disdain
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:36 AM
 
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Horrible idea. Being a hiring manager, if someone did this, I'd have them blacklisted from applying with the company ever again (which is very easily done, btw, at large companies).

It's rude, petty, and annoying. Most hiring managers would agree - they have enough stuff to deal with than getting spammed with a resume. Even if it was a highly qualified candidate, it'd make me completely uninterested in even considering interviewing them.
How does it feel to contribute to high unemployment rates?
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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Horrible idea. Being a hiring manager, if someone did this, I'd have them blacklisted from applying with the company ever again (which is very easily done, btw, at large companies).

It's rude, petty, and annoying. Most hiring managers would agree - they have enough stuff to deal with than getting spammed with a resume. Even if it was a highly qualified candidate, it'd make me completely uninterested in even considering interviewing them.
If someone applied to your company more than once, then surely it shows that they don't want to give up and would love to work there in the future.
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