I applied for a newly posted job this morning on a certain popular jobs site. It wasn’t quite what I was looking for but, what the heck, I’m firing resumes at just about any target that’s close (but not Target — not yet, anyway).
I was unsurprised when I had a response in my inbox just minutes later. A lot of places use computerized responses.
What surprised me was this:
Due to economic constraints, we have frozen all hiring at this time.
Good grief, then why bother posting the job in the first place?
But it still has a long way to go before trumping my all-time favorite rejection, which had at least three misspellings, one of which I believe dramatically changed the parameters of the job. At least, I’m pretty sure I didn’t apply for a job in “pubic relations.”