@OP, this is to help them narrow down who they are going to invite to an interview... filling out a 5 minute application is easy, anyone can do it, staying around for an obnoxiously long application? Now that takes dedication.
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Wow, I am so glad I didn't see this for my job. Is this just for lower/retail jobs?
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You know what's worse? Spending 2 hours doing 2 applications, just to be told you're over qualified
You know what is even worse? When you finally get through answering all those stupid answers.... they ask you them AGAIN when you show up for a meeting....
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Really? My lack of work experience means I'm unqualified to bag groceries. Well fuck you Stop and Shop (or whoever it was.)
Seriously, it was some entry level job that anyone with no experience could do and I'm "underqualified" for not having work experience.
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Its amazing how good the job market is if you have a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) skill, I would write my own check if I were looking for a new job.
Applications are bullshit. As an employer, talk into my office and tell me why I should hire you. I don't go through any applications, I just throw 'em away.
Side note. I am getting really tired of everyone and their STEM bullshit. STEM this STEM that...STEM or your degree is shit. I have a STEM degree STEM STEM STEM. BLAH.
fine, you are good at math. The type of degree YOU have and OP looking for an entry level job are in no way related. Wait. OP having trouble getting a job? Go get a STEM degree!
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Depends what you are applying for really, as has already been said a lot of the surveys are just mechanisms to ensure they get the right people for the job. If you are failing them you are going for the wrong job for one reason or another (or you are too honest). Make sure at every turn you sound like an enthusiastic worker, who will be loyal to the company. Surveys are harder than you think, companies want different things from their employees. Some might prefer employees with relatively low initiative and will just do whatever is asked of them. Others might be low staffed and need people who can quickly pick up other roles.
Every application therefore should be unique, if you are filling in all your info in 5 minutes you are doing it wrong. Research the company and the position you are applying for, make sure they know that you know what they want.
Personally, I would be doing this anyway, since if more people refused to work for ethically corrupt business, then we should see an overall improvement.
Why dont you just send a mail directly too them. Most of the companys have a *to hire people* mails. Those job applications are usualy just a filter so not too many ppl do them and even if you do them they will NOT look at them and just trow them away.
Its kinda a way too make workers do less so they need less ppl too hire new ppl.
Check the site 1000%.
Look for all the mails.
If there is a mail too get ppl on site and application too fill dont bother with it.
Send a CV too the mail of the person.
If they ask you too send them a application you got their interest. If they wont ansver dont bother filling it.