Submitted by terrih on
Do you sense a whiff of desperation?
I have an opening and the resumes HR is forwarding to me are all over the map. He says he's screening out a lot more that are overqualified, after I rejected a few and told him why.
I chalk it up to the economy, a lot of people who've been laid off applying for anything remotely in the ballpark of their skills.
I recently got over 50 resumes for a temporary, 4 month position opening.
About half of those were from laid-off teachers :(
I just tried to be kind; that's all I can do.
There's a lot more random resumes coming through - it happens every time there's a recession.
Recruitment is a whole different job in times like these - more about screening out than finding people.
Good to know
This will only be my third hire, so it's good to know my perceptions aren't totally off. I thought I remembered the resumes last time were more consistently relevant to the position.