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I really hate filling in job application forms

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I despise job application forms, I really do not like them at all!  Does anyone else out there hate filling in application forms as much as me?  Having the same job for over six years and therefore not having had to fill them in makes you forget just how annoying they are.

My daughter is just one year old and I am now in the process of looking for a part-time job for a bit of extra pocket money.  I didn't go back to my original job as I felt it was made difficult for me to go back part-time, and I didn't want full time hours so I stuck to my guns and quit.

There is no big agenda here, I really do just want a wee bit of extra cash and I'm not ashamed of that.  But it seems that I'm not allowed to 'just want a bit of cash'.  No, its not that simple at all and getting a little part time job isn't exactly a walk in the park any more.  Instead I have to explain why I am interested in the company (a card shop), what I know about them (they sell cards), and what qualities I will bring to the company (I don't steal things).  I have to do personality quizzes to determine my suitability. Looking for a part time job for some extra cash? I have to TELL LIES and pretend I'm actually really interested in the company and it has always been my dream to work there.

Who the hell makes up these stupid generic application forms anyway?  I am a mother now and I don't have time for crap like brown nosing for a job where I just stand on a till and make the bar code go 'beep!'  I don't want to provide a scenario in my life where I showed the following skills:- bravery, dedication, hard work, confidence, and most importantly excellent envelope sealing skills - blah blah blah...

I work hard every day of my life, it is called being a parent.  I am clean, tidy, nice, friendly to other people and I smile lots. But do you know what?  I JUST WANT A BIT OF CASH, I don't want to spend half a day filling in job application forms full of pointless questions!!!

By: MissusHill


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ihateformstoo

ihateformstoo

YES! I hear you!! (Found this by googling: I hate application forms!)
ihateformstoo
14th Sep 15 15:24

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?, Have a nice day, it was fun winding up another pleb, and unlike you, I can end it. Goodbye.
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8th Sep 12 12:48

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?, "By the way I am not continuing this pointless discussion with you". Told you your arrogant. Iv'e really got to you, Tosser.
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8th Sep 12 12:40

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?, It began because of YOU'RE arrogant attitude. This country is full of tossers like you who think they are better than everybody else. And to prove the point, YOU'RE back again reading my reply.
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8th Sep 12 09:44

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?, Oh yes you are, your playing it right now, just have to keep replying to have the last word (arrogance).
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7th Sep 12 23:14

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?, Sorry for playing games with you but I just had to see how arrogant you are, and your reply answered my suspicion.
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7th Sep 12 22:25

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Friday Lunchtime

Friday Lunchtime

It's called ticking boxes, and is about the only thing that these so-called 'consultants' are capable of. All they are really is paper shufflers.
Friday Lunchtime
7th Sep 12 12:33

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?, Let us decide whether you are "highly qualified " or not, and how presumptous of you to assume that we will accept your CV in the first place. You should remember, you are one of many to choose from.
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6th Sep 12 22:22

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Employed

Employed

If we, (in HR) were to make the job application forms less monotonous,tedious,and irksome then we also would be filling in job application forms!!!
Employed
20th Aug 12 21:48

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The Voice of Reason

The Voice of Reason

I'm sure you've noticed that job application forms, except for formatting, are exactly the same. And you may have noticed that they ask for nothing that is not already on your CV; position, main duties, salary, reason for leaving.

So, why, oh why, are those monkeys in HR not slapped across the head by somebody intelligent who's (hopefully) their senior and told that the CV and the covering letter the candidate has already prepared is quite adequate.
The Voice of Reason
20th Feb 12 21:57

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hairyfairy

hairyfairy

I agree!, the worst thing about them for me is that they seem to want to know exactly what I`ve been doing since I left school, & I`m 58!. I`ve moved around a lot, & have had a number of temporary jobs since I left school in 1968, so you can imagine what it`s like when they ask this question, they only give you a tiny space to list them.
hairyfairy
19th Sep 11 16:34

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JC

JC

My sentiments reproduced from someone else's mouth. It's difficult to fill out any application form if you're not a compulsive and obsessive liar.

Most of it is just beseeching you to write a load of turgid nonsense such as "Yesterday I showed I was determined by forcing a s**t out whilst suffering from chronic constipation."

We should start a campaign to destroy applications forms and reinstate the righteous CV or resume as the yanks like to call it.

Expired but not forgotten the good old times of the one wonder CV, attached to an email and forwarded to 20 different positions. Shame.
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JC
19th Mar 11 13:43

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karen lizzie

karen lizzie

I couldn't agree more with what you are saying, I too am looking for a job and application forms fill me with dread. I need a job not a career I am too old to be thinking of a career, I just want a simple job to support myself. They even want a career cv for doing a bit of cleaning, what am I suppose to put down that I know one end of a vacuum from the other, Mr.Sheen can give me a glowing reference and I am really kind to animals ask my toilet duck. Its all gone crazy, but anyway good luck to you hope you manage to get your wee bit of extra cash.
karen lizzie
27th Sep 10 23:20

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Red Panda

Red Panda

I've not long submitted a very detailed application form with excellent references for a job which to be honest was being paid 60% of what it should have been paid. I was also more than qualified and experienced for the position. Genuinely, I was massively suited to the job through my academic and relevantly experienced background. I had high hopes of at least an interview.

The 'HR Assistant' couldn't even be bothered to acknowledge the app form's receipt and further I got a letter saying I wasn't shortlisted - also that feedback wouldn't be given. I now wonder if the position will be filled with a post doctorate level candidate who has over ten years experience!

I'm not saying I had the job in the bag, but genuinely I was an extremely strong candidate indeed. I didn't even get to interview which is very disappointing.

I'm now thinking of telling lies on application forms just to see what response I get. This would enable me to 'learn' the mysterious ways of HR application form sifting so that I can modify my real applications.

What do you guys think? should we blanket lie on app forms to find out what application formula really works? Just an idea.
Red Panda
24th Sep 10 10:37

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Jenny

Jenny

I completely feel your pain! ARGH! Who on earth reads these forms.... is it just so that HR managers and recruitment can justify their positions..
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25th Aug 10 13:22

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