In addition to those job seekers, applicants will find me through my website (this is for my pet services business) and apply online. The resourceful ones call, and others get in touch through word of mouth referrals.
This morning I was set up to interview a woman who tracked me down through a business colleague who thought she might be a good fit for my company. We had a lovely phone conversation, she seemed eager and enthusiastic, so I agreed.
Twenty minutes past our interview slot…no call, no email, nothing. As a courtesy to my colleague, I called the jobseeker and got her answering machine. FYI, even if she calls back, I won’t be considering her because meeting about the job wasn’t important enough to her.
She had a foot in the door and blew it. This is the wrong economy for serious missteps.
End of the story? After getting my message she called to apologize.
Wait for it….her dog ate her calendar and she couldn’t find my number to call me earlier… Lol… Oh yes, she did.