26. May, 2017

Back from fathers day ...

Yesterday was fathers day in Germany and the planned barbecue was really nice. Not as easy as possible, when you have one vegetarian to serve, but there are alternative products available in the meantime. And the taste is really acceptable. After the barbecue we even had time for a small campfire to finish the day.

This week I used some spare time to clean up my open application list. I did call some companies and headhunters for status updates. If you can reach anybody, most of them are suprised that you are calling to get a status update. For the position outside of Germany for example I learned from the company HR that he told the headhunter already some weeks back that I have not been selected. I never heard anything from the headhunter about this 😠. In another case with a large job placement company it was really difficult to find out the status at all. They are organized by city where they are staffing positions and there seems to be no link in between the different sites. The assistant promised me that the responsible agent will call me back with a status. Hopefully.

So in summmary the majority of the companies does not care how long you are waiting for any feedback or status update. Waiting times between 50+ and 120 days are common. There are only a very small number of positive exceptions --> you either get a regular status update or a final response and answer in less than 14 days. Why could this not be the industry standard? Would be a much higher regard for the applicants!!

For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent. Tony Robbins

Here are the skills that hiring managers at the 50 LinkedIn Top Companies want https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/here-skills-hiring-managers-50-linkedin-top-companies-pope-chappell?trk=v-feed&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_search_srp_content%3B59vGRhg6KzNwP2PhpWV7fQ%3D%3D