t and I'm supposed to be switching places with someone who is a programmer or programmer-analyzer and . . . NO! Does that look like blue to you? I'm sorry but they lost my luggage with the name of the person whose place I'm supposed to stay at and I know if I heard it I would recognize it . . . I think it starts with an 'S' . . . I SAID BLUE! DOES BEIGE LOOK LIKE BLUE TO YOU? I'm sorry but they keep showing me the wrong colored luggage. Can you help me, PLEASE?"
I have collected over 400 names at a time in IT with this.…
ntact because they have a belief that since I am a recruiter I can automatically find them a job. If you don't hear back, assume you are not qualified and move on.
Case in point, here is the work history from a resume I just received from a candidate applying for a Payload Systems Engineer position for the DoD industry. What are the chances this candidate has a degree and security clearance?
1. 2003 to 2006– Jody Maroni’s HMS Host as a Cashier
At Sky Harbor Airport.
2. 2006 to 2007– Swiss port Fuelling at
Sky Harbor International Airport, fuelling aircrafts.
3. 2007 to 2008– Security for Akal
Around the airport and hotels around Phoenix area.
4. 2008 to present– Fry’s Food and Drug Store as a Cashier
As for the candidates I do engage with, I have an ATS (archiac? Yes) that I use and candidates do not get removed until I have given them feedback. Sometimes I never get feedback but that is due to the company, not me and I let them know that. As for sending something to every candidate that rolls across my desk? No thanks.…
es proved no different - exciting time, new work, reconnecting - all good stuff. But airports are no longer a favorite place. Maybe it is because they are no longer mystical, no longer exciting. Most likely. But it is probably also that I notice a lot of rudeness that takes place, a lot of pretentiousness and given that airports are such a great hub of differing folks, it just really bothers me when these attitudes, this behavior gets in the way of the reasons for my, normally, being excited to be there.
I watched a man verbally push around other waiting passengers. I saw a business woman, practically claw her way through the airport as she proceeded to her gate. I saw groups of travelers congregate in areas, pathways, not meant for congregation - completely unaware or uncaring that they hindered the ability for others to get to their destinations.
Maybe we have become more selfish, more me-centered, over the last several years. Perhaps, with all the social media and so-called friends we now have, there is no need to win friends and influence people. It just might be that people are more.
Whatever the reason, my level of frustration in my last travel escapade was elevated. I wasn't really sure how to battle it, so I just smiled and said, "Excuse me." Often. It's kind of like when you raise your children to be better people by saying, "At some point, one of you needs to be the bigger, better person, be the peacemaker." So, I have learned to take my own motherly advice. Most of the time.