I found it interesting that article on "For class of 2009, a degree doesn't mean a job" have some people made comment on their recent experience with potential job seekers:
I recently had a young man drop off his resume at my office, an English major. He was wearing blue jean shorts, a sleeveless UW shirt and sandals. I asked him about his appearance and his reply was he is only dropping off resumes and is not actually prepared to interview. I handed him back his resume. Dumbass.
College degree applicants are preferred for the single reason that they should be able to read and write by the time they're ready to graduate. I'm finding this to be less true as time goes on.
...and don't get me started on the kid in the photo wearing flip-flops to his graduation.
Who would dress like a slob on one of the most important days of his life; and at HARVARD no less!?
Spoiled brat if you ask me.
Makes you wonder how he will dress for the first day of work, assuming he has the social skills required to land a job.
I had a young man with some type of computer degree stop in at my office about a year ago looking for work and willing to do anything. He was in his early 20's.
He was dressed all in black on a hot day, had long bushy "muttonchop" sideburns down to his neck like an old Elvis impersonator, and a pierced eyebrow.
Yes....I know that one can't "judge a book by it's cover", but when seeking employment I believe that one has to have a presentable enough "cover" to get a potential employer to want to open up the "book".
Captain, Tony, I can beat that:
There was a girl at my college who went to an interview to be a teacher. Her hair was dyed partly a bright, fake red (think stop sign color), she had piercings on her nose, eyebrow, and lip. Tongue pierced and a lot of piercings all around the ear. Tattoos that can be seen. Heavy dark makeup. Her clothing was fine; it was everything else about her that was the problem.
Then she wondered why she didn't get hired."
So I would like to know if there are more of this kind of stories out here from HR. If you do, please share with the rest of us and maybe potential job seekers on this forum can learn something before going out to job hunting.
Additionally, write down any dos and don'ts for that specific job position and what was the job that the applicant was seeking. This will be helpful for the potential job seekers as they can learn a little before hitting the hunting ground.
The job can be internship, co-op, full time, part time and all the rest.