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Design the 'Perfect; job hunt procedures

PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:15 pm
by Rich Lemert
A common, recurring theme in this forum is the feeling shared by many that the job hunting process is flawed. This may well be true, but the system is one that has developed over many years so it must have something going for it. Besides, inertia alone almost guarantees that we won't soon see any major changes. Besides, the 'perfect' procedure does not - and cannot - exist; someone, somewhere, will feel short-changed by any procedure.

With all that as a preamble, I'm interested in hearing how the participants here would design the process if they were "king (or queen) of the world." You can go for your "pie in the sky" ideal solution, a practical solution that actually could have a chance of being implemented, or anything in between. You can also consider either academia or industry - or both.

I ask only two things of you in your responses. 1) The process must be fair to both parties. While you may want to be able to walk up to the company of your dreams and say "hire me", that's patently unfair to the company for fairly obvious reasons. 2) Please explain why you feel your suggestion would be an improvement over the existing process.