Tuesday, March 24, 2009

O Brave New World! That Pisses Me Off!

Job-hunting in this new era of technology goes something like this:

Before you can apply for any positions at Big Corporation/University, you need to register. OK. So you spend an hour uploading, entering, answering questions about skills and experience, giving references, responding to inane questions (Them: "describe a situation where you had to be resourceful to complete multiple tasks on a tight deadline." Me: "Every day for the last fifteen years. It's called Having a Job.") Pages of boxes to check, fields to fill in.

Then, after you have done all this, checked everything, and press Submit, the system tells you that there is a technical error, they can't process you, and you should contact technical assistance.

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