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Old 07-26-2009, 07:22 PM
 
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I am now hearing applicant's into the 4 digits.
Is this having an adverse affect on the online applicant tracking system?
I wonder if they are just running out of server or storage space to handle all those files?
I actually saw a position pulled a week before the normal closing date, not that this means anything, so there is no way of knowing unless you can speak to the hiring manager directly.
I am beginning to wonder, with so few jobs available are employers just taking their sweet old time?
Are they holding out for that impossible or "perfect" candidate?
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:29 PM
 
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Where I work we have one open position. They are holding out for the "perfect candidate." It's not a position that "needs" to be filled right away, but they see that they will have the need in the next six months or so. We've run a couple of ads and gotten nothing but applications from out of work construction guys, car sales guys, and general ne'er do wells who have had 15 jobs in the past two years (none of them relevent to the position) ...and a few randoms from Eastern Europe and Asia wanting us to sponsor them.

Our "applicant tracking system" is a couple of folders on my desk, so I can't say that we've had a computer slow down as a result.

Great question though, I look forward to the answers.
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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Where I work we have one open position. They are holding out for the "perfect candidate." It's not a position that "needs" to be filled right away, but they see that they will have the need in the next six months or so. We've run a couple of ads and gotten nothing but applications from out of work construction guys, car sales guys, and general ne'er do wells who have had 15 jobs in the past two years (none of them relevent to the position) ...and a few randoms from Eastern Europe and Asia wanting us to sponsor them.

Our "applicant tracking system" is a couple of folders on my desk, so I can't say that we've had a computer slow down as a result.

Great question though, I look forward to the answers.
What exactly is it that you do?
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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I work for a small company so I do several things. Why does it matter?
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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I work for a small company so I do several things. Why does it matter?

Well you seem to have been in the workforce for awhile. Just trying to get an idea of what your experience is.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:07 PM
 
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I'm in my late 40's, been working since I was 16. I work in marketing and operations management for a small company, and had a similar role with my previous employer that was also a small company.

When you work for a small company you tend to wear a lot of hats and do a lot of different things. I actually don't have as many individual responsibilities with this company that I did with my last one, but I have a higher level of responsibility for the things I do with the new company. (Hope that makes sense.)
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