Job Hunting - Why do companies not reply

@ellie333 (21018)
February 19, 2008 2:14pm CST
The good news is that at last my 16 year old daughter has finally found a job, she starts tomorrow with a computer company. Howver, she has beem=n searching since October and has even sent stamped address envelopes so that a reply could be sent and has received nothing back. The week before last eight sent, no replies. I have attended two Connexions Interviews with her and they jobs they gave gone straight to only to be told they had been filled weeks ago. The Connexions job centre only round corner and had given as new jobs available. Ridiculous. She is a young person actively trying to seek work but was getting more and more despondent, up until today of course. Now she is really excited and so she should be. I understand that there are more people looking than jobs available, but the ones sent stamped addressed envelopes could have at least replied or even a phone call would have helped. What are your thoughts and feelings on this. Ellie :D
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@jillhill (37377)
• United States
19 Feb 08
I think you are right. THey could at least drop the self addressed envelope in the mail to let her know....but I also know that they probably have so many people applying that it would take one extra person to reply to you daughter for if they do it for her they have to do it for others. But anyway glad she found a job!
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@ellie333 (21018)
19 Feb 08
Oh so am I jill, this will help so much with her self-esteem. It was beginning to flag a bit with hearing nothing. Her older sister is at university and she has always felt she has lived in her shadow. Not the case at all but your know what teenagers are like. One is acedemic, one creative, all children are different, but they don't see it that way do they. At least now she will have her independence and feel she is contributing in some way, bless. I am just so excited for her. Ellie :D
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@jillhill (37377)
• United States
19 Feb 08
Not a problem! Thanks Ellie!
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@fairyanny (363)
• China
20 Feb 08
Congratunations to you and your daughter.By the way,I feel so ashame that I am 6 years older than your yonger daughter but I donn't have a job and I am still in college ,use my parents's money.
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@ellie333 (21018)
20 Feb 08
No Anny don't feel that way, my older daughter chose to go to university and she is 21, but works part-time at weekends. My other daughter did initially go to college but found it wasn't for her which is why she was job hunting. Thanks for the congratulations. Good luck with your studies. Ellie :D
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• China
22 Feb 08
Okay,thanks so much.I will work hard,and then find a good job.I think that's a reward to my parents.Have a good day.
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@littleowl (7157)
19 Feb 08
hi ellie can understand what you're saying doesn't sem to matter what age you are nowadays it is still really hard to get work even qualifications don't help-it annoys me that the government keep saying that theunemployment figures are going downwhen they arent in actual fact the polesh people are being given the work no offense meant to anyone on mylot but i have very strong personal opinions on the subject littleowl
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@ellie333 (21018)
19 Feb 08
I don't think anyone will be offended Littleowl, it is a fact. Have a brilliant email that I received the other day but as not up to 500 can't copy and paste yet but I will do soon. I am so pleased though that my daughter did in fact find a job. I am very lucky in that I have a job I love with good people that work there, but the irony is that my daughter will actually be earning more an hour than me! Ellie :D
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@littleowl (7157)
19 Feb 08
anything to do withcomputers nowadays is quite well paid-just hope she gives you somekind of rent!lol
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• Vietnam
20 Feb 08
may be, she doesn't pass the test so that the recuiter doesn't call to your daughter. in my company the recuiter never call to anyone to say that you are failed
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@ellie333 (21018)
20 Feb 08
This is what I feel is wrong. I feel the recruiters should respond to say yes or no, not just to the yeses. Thanks for your response. Ellie :D
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@Saicows (113)
• Brazil
20 Feb 08
Congratulations to your daughter!!! With 16 and already working!!!
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@ellie333 (21018)
20 Feb 08
Thank you will forward your congratulations on. She was very excited this morning to be going to work bless. Ellie ::D
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@subha12 (18449)
• India
20 Feb 08
I think you are right. they should have replied via mail or email. I do not understand why they do no reply. Congrats to your daughter for getting a job at 16 only. Hope she finds this enjoying.
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@ellie333 (21018)
20 Feb 08
Oh thanks so much for the congratulations will pass them on to her. She was just so excited this morning and she will never forget the date she first started work cos today is her little brothers birthday. Strange actually because her very first day at school was her sisters birthday and the day she was born was my older daughters first day at school. But manners do not cost anything these companies are not setting an exmaple at all are they. Ellie :D
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@cobalt20 (1320)
• Philippines
20 Feb 08
I suggest your daughter will have an income or business someday in the future thru internet like mylot.
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@ellie333 (21018)
20 Feb 08
Yes the younger generation use computers naturally, even my three year old has typed a discussion of here, that was funny, bless. Thanks for your thoughts. I am sure she will do well. Ellie :D
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@kbourgerie (8780)
• United States
19 Feb 08
I agree with you completely. I do feel that they should return some kind of notice to you one way or the other. You have no idea how many jobs I have applied to or interviewed with and not had the courtesy of being told I was hired or even that I wasn't. Although I wouldn't have minded getting some of these jobs, at least knowing that I didn't get them would have made me feel somewhat validated that at least I was considered. What I was told recently by an employment specialist is that alot of our applications and resumes are not even seen by a human being. They are fed through a computer which looks for key words. If the application or resume does not contain the words they are looking for, then the applicant's paperwork is not even considered.
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@ellie333 (21018)
19 Feb 08
A computer checking for keywords, I've heard it all now, but it doesn't surprise me. Yes even a no would make you feel validated, as my daughter sat wondering whether or not they had received her CV and waiting for the post each day only to be disappointed when nothing arrived for her, and being so young it did affect her and employers should be made to realise the damage they are doing to these applicants by not responding. At least she has now got a job and I am really pleased for her but there are so many others going through this. It is not right, but how do we make changes, how do we make a difference? Thanks for your response, much appreciated. Ellie :D
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@Foxfire1875 (2011)
20 Feb 08
It is happening more and more these days, I just assume if I haven't heard within a week that I didn't get the job. It is frustrating and rejection letters are needed by the benefits agency to prove you are actively seeking work, this is something I wish employers would realise. I wonder sometimes how these companies are still in business, if they can't do a simple thing like send a reply to all it's interviewees.
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@ellie333 (21018)
20 Feb 08
They say you learn something new everyday I didn't realease that re the benfits agency as my daughter only 16 that avenue not applicable to her, but yes you would think prospective emploers would. Thank you for your response. Ellie :D
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