What’s the biggest waste of time when applying for jobs? is it experience?

Job hunting is absolutely stupid, it’s a complete farce, a bigger waste of time then reading the daily mail. You spend ages filling out application forms, wasting time entering your school life like its an autobiography.

Forever adding password you’ll never remember and setting stupid security questions, all for an account you’ll only touch once and dispose of the next day. Who gives two monkeys what my first dog’s name was or the car I pretended to own when I was 19?

after wasting an hour setting up a CV through there specification, I then waste another hour going through a CIA style interrogation asking questions totally unrelated to the job, wanting to guess my personality on the answers I give. how can you see someone’s personality through asking them “what would you do if something broke? or “a dog approached you in the park, what would you do?”

How is this relatable to a working environment? am I ever going to be replacing a till system or tracking a dog owner down, when I am applying to fry chicken and pretend to give a rats backside about the horrible fat filled product, or shoving a pizza in someones face at a shopping centre outlet.

then they turn around and say “you’re not the right candidate, please apply again in 12 months time” 12 month time? why will I wait 12 months, I’m looking for a part-time job not applying for RuPaul’s Drag Race!

I Hate applying for jobs online, why can’t we go back in time and be old-fashioned, going door to door with CVs and hoping for the best. Showing the employer the kind of person we are in the flesh and not some automatically produced facade based on some useless questions?


That is Jordan’s Thoughts on the 11th of March 2018




Author: Jordan Dodds

Lead Author and Owner of Journaling Thoughts, Journalism Student at Sunderland University follow on twitter @its_jordandodds