Many people today search for jobs on the internet. I too, recently filled out applications on the web. I don’t particularly like this idea. How impersonal is this? Remember the days when you actually had to make an effort and go look for the business, find the person in charge, and actually introduce yourself and face them for an interview? I like that. It says you really want the job, are prepared for an on the spot interview, if chosen, and more than that, it shows the company also has real people!
It’s a shame that more companies do not want to meet the faceless, nameless paper resumes they get over the internet. Sure, they could look great on paper, but what about personalities, charm, dress codes, and simple down to earth, face to face interaction? You can tell a lot from a face to face interview. And if you are anything like me, you can tell a lot about people from their body language. All this is very important to any job or position you might be applying for. I think companies today are very impersonal. Sure, they want you to have experience, know everything about everything, have great customer service, and yet…what does it say about their customer service when they don’t even have the time to meet their own prospective employees in person?
Time, you say? There is just not enough time? I am in a business that has to make time for all involved. And am I mistaken, but there are still 24 hours in a day, correct? How did we do it in the past? Not too long ago, we did not have computers to monitor everything we do. How do you like to be answered by an automated computer? Not personal, right? I bet if they are wanting something done fast and they are answered by a computer, they too would be upset. After all, customer service, regardless of the business you are in, is the number item that keeps everyone in business. If you don’t have that, you don’t have much.
Look for my next posting of: Customer Service Do you Have It?
Keep the Faith…..