Raymond expressed disappointment that not more people seek to enhance their intelligence.
I have news for Raymond … before seeking enhancement of intelligence, why not encourage people to use the intelligence they have. Many seem to have a problem with that.
For instance …
Recently I noticed a job ad for an executive assistant. I sent my resume, which not only lists past employers, but also outlines experience gained over the years. When I was invited for an interview I had high hopes for this job could be the one.
Two trains, a bus ride and a long walk brought me to an interior design agency. Everything was going well until my interviewer asked ‘Do you have any marketing experience?’
I felt like saying ‘Lady, do you see any marketing experience on my resume? If it’s not there, I haven’t done it.’
Yesterday I went for another interview. A furniture company was looking for a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. One of the agencies I’m registered with thought I might be a good fit.
Once again, two trains, a bus and a long walk led me to the company. The interviewer and I seemed to hit it off until he explained that the available position was more complex than outlined to me. In addition to being a receptionist/administrative assistant and managing the showroom of the company, he was looking for a candidate who had graphic design experience.
Disappointed and more than a little ticked off I went home. First lack of marketing, now lack of graphic design experience ruined my chances. Why give a job candidate hope when there is none. Can’t people read anymore? If they had read my resume, they would have seen that I wasn’t suitable for either job.
Now if had been spring and the weather had been a pleasant 22 degrees C (71.6 degrees F) going for an interview wouldn’t have been so bad, but this was not the case.
At the time of both interviews it was -25 degrees C (-13 degrees F) in Toronto and walking conditions were far from ideal. While the roads are snow and ice free, the sidewalks are not and pedestrians have to exercise extreme caution.
So there I was, stepping carefully, all the while holding the hoot of my winter coat tight over my head, while balancing one bag over my shoulder and another (holding elegant interview boots) in my hand. My slowly freezing hand I might add.
I don’t mind going through such trouble if an interview can lead to a job, but why put me through it if I don’t stand a chance to begin with? Can’t people read anymore? Do they not pay attention to resumes?
It seems to me Raymond, that not only are people not concerned about improving their intelligence, they don’t have much common sense to begin with.