Submitting this letter has been considered repeatedly over the 10 years I’ve resided in the Brainerd lakes area. Events over the course of the past two years, including two job layoffs, urges me to bring to task area employers for their lack of professional etiquette in replying or lack thereof, to an applicant’s submission for employment.
Repeatedly, I’ve applied for posted positions and never heard “boo” from the employer. One area employer never acknowledged receipt for a number of positions I’ve applied forever.
But then, I received an email reject letter from another within 30-minutes of completing my online application. I think it took longer than 30-minutes for me to complete the application!
Isn’t there business etiquette that an employer should follow by responding to applicant — even if it’s a canned template letter telling the applicant how impressed they were by your skills and experience, but still aren’t selecting you for the position?
Consider the time, effort and expense an applicant puts into their application with you — isn’t the least you can do is acknowledge that? If you claim you don’t have the time or manpower for this task, then post your position anonymously (through a P.O. box or the local workforce center). Or, hire me to set-up a system for you! (Written tongue-in-cheek, as I really don’t expect that to happen!) C’mon — show a little respect. Shame on you . . . you know who you are!
Disgusted and unwantedly cynical in Baxter.