Several years ago I purchased a book titled Never Check Email in the Morning and Other Unexpected Strategies for Making Your Work Life Work by Julie Morgenstern, primarily because I was intrigued by the title. The book sat on my bookshelf for years. I never got around to reading it but the idea of not immediately checking email after arriving at work remained in the back of my mind. Sounds cool, right?
January 7 – I had to make a few calls to schedule interviews. Some applicants I reached immediately. I also had to leave a few voicemail messages and have the applicants return my calls at their convenience.
This is a pretty basic HR task, but one particular applicant stands out from this exchange. She returned my call based on the voicemail which stated my name, organization and why I was calling. Typical. We go on to schedule the interview, I tell her I will send an email confirmation and prepare to say goodbye. Before I can do so, the applicant asks these questions:
- Can you tell me the name of the organization? (Huh? I’ve said it multiple times.)
- Can you send me the job posting? (Didn’t you see it before you applied?) Continue reading