Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

The job seeking process is more drawn out tedious than it should be. Watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    The job seeking process is too drawn out and tedious these days.You apply for a job then you wait what 5 days for the recruiter to contact you, they then want to schedule a phone interview in advance which means having to wait several days to do it.
    When thats done its another wait to hear feedback and if they want to meet you face to face if they do the interview is booked for right at the end of the month! Then of course its another wait to hear if you got the job or not and they wonder why there is such long gaps on peoples cv (specifically graduates). Rant over anyone else sick of the waiting they are made to do?!
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I normally wait within a week
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Indieboohoo1)
    I normally wait within a week
    For which part of the many stages of job seeking do you wait a week?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chosenone93)
    For which part of the many stages of job seeking do you wait a week?
    Depends how urgently they need someone but a week or two the whole process are you from London.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Indieboohoo1)
    Depends how urgently they need someone but a week or two the whole process are you from London.
    Yep a graduate living in london where competition is fierce so im of course constantly being turned down because theres always someone better for the role.
    Online

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chosenone93)
    The job seeking process is too drawn out and tedious these days.You apply for a job then you wait what 5 days for the recruiter to contact you, they then want to schedule a phone interview in advance which means having to wait several days to do it.
    When thats done its another wait to hear feedback and if they want to meet you face to face if they do the interview is booked for right at the end of the month! Then of course its another wait to hear if you got the job or not and they wonder why there is such long gaps on peoples cv (specifically graduates). Rant over anyone else sick of the waiting they are made to do?!
    I'm a graduate still trying to get my first graduate role so I can feel your frustrations. However not all employers use such a long drawn out process- the places I've been applying to only do one face to face interview and that is usually around 2 weeks after the closing date, with the invite to interview coming the week before. I've also found that it is too easy to say 'I don't stand a chance because of the intense competition' when there are always improvements you can make. Always get feedback after a post interview rejection- if they don't offer to provide, chase them up for it. This, together with attending an interview workshop, has helped me immensely to the point where I now know exactly what I need to do next interview. I now understand how to answer the questions frequently asked at interview and that I need to sound really keen about whatever the organisation is doing.
    I also volunteer at the moment which helps avoid any gap on my CV and I do have the benefit of some work experience obtained during my studies.
    • TSR Support Team
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chosenone93)
    The job seeking process is too drawn out and tedious these days.You apply for a job then you wait what 5 days for the recruiter to contact you, they then want to schedule a phone interview in advance which means having to wait several days to do it.
    When thats done its another wait to hear feedback and if they want to meet you face to face if they do the interview is booked for right at the end of the month! Then of course its another wait to hear if you got the job or not and they wonder why there is such long gaps on peoples cv (specifically graduates). Rant over anyone else sick of the waiting they are made to do?!
    Some hiring processes do seem to have lots of unnecessary stages. For a lot of jobs, I don't think the phone screen is needed, and they could just move straight to interview. Interviews can be hard to schedule though, especially if they want to make sure, say two managers + a HR person are available (and they have to give candidates enough notice to make sure they can attend).

    However, I think hearing back within 5 days is pretty quick! A lot of jobs I applied to left the advert up for at least two weeks, and didn't respond until after the closing date.

    For a lot of jobs, the hiring process is pretty expensive, then you have the time and expense of training a new person to consider. This means that employers want to get the right fit, and they don't mind taking a bit of time to do this. I'd be more wary of companies trying to rush you in the door because they're suddenly very short staffed- this suggests there's something wrong with the company to me.

    Long hiring processes don't have to lead to long gaps on your CV though. Even if someone's expressed an interest, you should still be sending out CVs constantly- ideally you'd have more than one company taking an interest at a time. Even after I interviewed for my current job, I was still sending out CVs.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chosenone93)
    The job seeking process is too drawn out and tedious these days.You apply for a job then you wait what 5 days for the recruiter to contact you, they then want to schedule a phone interview in advance which means having to wait several days to do it.
    When thats done its another wait to hear feedback and if they want to meet you face to face if they do the interview is booked for right at the end of the month! Then of course its another wait to hear if you got the job or not and they wonder why there is such long gaps on peoples cv (specifically graduates). Rant over anyone else sick of the waiting they are made to do?!
    Ikr, and you'll find stupid expectations for crappy minimum wage jobs.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chosenone93)
    The job seeking process is too drawn out and tedious these days.You apply for a job then you wait what 5 days for the recruiter to contact you, they then want to schedule a phone interview in advance which means having to wait several days to do it.
    When thats done its another wait to hear feedback and if they want to meet you face to face if they do the interview is booked for right at the end of the month! Then of course its another wait to hear if you got the job or not and they wonder why there is such long gaps on peoples cv (specifically graduates). Rant over anyone else sick of the waiting they are made to do?!
    This is the way of the world today. If you want to get a job, you have to have a qualification in the desired professions - not some random degree - that you were told would guarantee you a job. Welcome to the real world
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Thanks guys but its true for most grad level jobs its a long waiting process i can only recall one standard interview I've had and that was for an internship the rest went in stages or were long tedious whole day assessment centers were i was competing with a handful of other candidates all desperate for the job which only one of us will ultimately get.

    (Original post by squeakysquirrel)
    This is the way of the world today. If you want to get a job, you have to have a qualification in the desired professions - not some random degree - that you were told would guarantee you a job. Welcome to the real world
    Thats a mighty assumption considering i didn't mention what my degree was in
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chosenone93)
    Thanks guys but its true for most grad level jobs its a long waiting process i can only recall one standard interview I've had and that was for an internship the rest went in stages or were long tedious whole day assessment centers were i was competing with a handful of other candidates all desperate for the job which only one of us will ultimately get.



    Thats a mighty assumption considering i didn't mention what my degree was in
    So the question begs - what is your degree in
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Nevermind, quite clear your curiosity is not in good taste.
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    The job seeking process is SO TEDIOUS! AND I'm sick and tired of it. I can't help but think it's only here in the England because in other countries in Europe it's not a long tedious process. So tedious and stupid for a job that doesn't require half the things they ask for.
    And the length of time taken to get replies and answers; don't get me started. !!!!

    ****
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    Better to always have a job and never leave till you already have another one minimising the gaps between jobs/ unemployment....
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by RomanKing)
    Better to always have a job and never leave till you already have another one minimising the gaps between jobs/ unemployment....
    Easier said than done.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by RomanKing)
    The job seeking process is SO TEDIOUS! AND I'm sick and tired of it. I can't help but think it's only here in the England because in other countries in Europe it's not a long tedious process. So tedious and stupid for a job that doesn't require half the things they ask for.
    And the length of time taken to get replies and answers; don't get me started. !!!!

    ****
    Then apply to jobs in other countries in EU. Freedom of movement and all...
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Break up or unrequited love?
    Useful resources

    Articles and guides:

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A-Z of careers Advice on choosing a careerCV writing helpCovering letter helpInterview tips

    Featured recruiter profiles:

    CGI logo

    CGI is open for applications

    "Offering a range of apprentice and sponsored degree positions."

    Deutsche Bank logo

    Deutsche Bank is recruiting

    "Thrive in an international banking environment"

    ICAEW logo

    Merck

    "Merck is a global leader in specialized pharma & chemicals – join us!"

    Army logo

    The Army is recruiting now

    "With hundreds of roles available, there’s more than one way to be the best."

    Bianca Miller, runner-up on The Apprentice

    Handle your digital footprint

    What would an employer find out about you on Google? Find out how to take control.

    Quick links:

    Unanswered career sector and employment threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.