The job application site I am trying to submit to now was designed very carelessly:
- Asking for the resume more than once is pointless. Asking for information once should be enough.
- Asking for the resume and for information which is practically guaranteed to be in the resume is pointless. As mentioned previously, asking for information once should be enough.
- Claiming to “populate” a form from the submitted resume and failing to do so is pointless. Not to mention this is a great way to annoy applicants.
If anyone in human resources is reading this, have some commonsense and hire me to critique your job application forms. If I am going to complain about your forms, I might as well be paid to do it privately so you can quietly fix your problems quietly and with dignity rather than have people like me rant about them on the Internet.
Thank you for your patience.