Thursday, July 06, 2006

Why do companies lie?

This is a big question, but one that deserves to be answered.

I have in my files, letters sent to me by potential employers which I have entitled the "thanks but no thanks" letters.

I have noticed that all of these companies have one thing in common. They lie.

1)"While I was impressed with your experience and qualifications" - this is the first lie, because if they were impressed, they would hire you. So how impressed do they have to be to hire someone?

2) "We do, however, keep resumes on file for one year, and we will contact you should a position that matches your skills and experience becomes available" - this is another lie, because I was stupid enough to apply to the same company three different times within a four year period. I was granted a face to face interview last week and then received one of these letters. They never contacted me.

I think that the charade should stop and companies should stop making statements like these, because we are all smart enough people to see through the deception. I know that I am a small fish in a large pond, but I felt that this was important enough to say something about it.

Has anyone else had any similar experiences?


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