Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I Am Not Fit To Deal With Patients? Phooey

There is a company that shall remain nameless that I am incredibly frustrated with.

Part of the application process is not just to upload a resume and fill out information. They also want you to fill out a survey.

This survey asks questions that are really silly and compare qualities in a ridiculous manner.

One of the questions asks you to choose which quality you possess the most and which the least.

But the list of qualities are three great qualities that I feel all people should possess, especially people who are working with sick and infirm people.

They tell you this survey has right answers and wrong answers. I apparently did not have the right answers.

I don't know if this is because my training in dealing with patients is rural and urban centers expect something different.

Or maybe I'm too independent.

Or maybe I should have spent my time trying hard to suss out which answer they would have preferred. Not that it would have helped to do that.

My patients in medical school loved me. I wish I could reference this job application to them.

Some stupid survey isn't going to give them an idea of how I am in those situations.

And the questions were so general. I know for a fact that it's not that black and white.

But here I sit, jobless. And unable to fill out a survey to get to the next step of the interview process.

I can't help but feel it's not fair.

But I will still keep applying for all these jobs and hope that someone will give me a chance.

I interview really well. If I could just get an interview, that would vastly improve my chances over just looking at my resume.

2 New Hypotheses:

Are you following up the applications with phone calls? I would be. I'd also be hitting up every relative/friend/teacher/church member for ANY leads. It sucks getting a job because of someone you know-but right now that might be your only way of getting into the door.


Most of the applications are online applications that do correspondence by e-mail. There isn't really a way to follow up with a phone call unless I decide to harass the HR people. But then I imagine there would be less likelihood of my application moving forward.

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