A bunch of people got upset last week when Shea Gunther, a hiring manager, sent an email to about 900 people telling them what the general problems were when he got applications for an opening he had.
He was blunt, and called it like he saw it. He even had 42 points of violations that he saw, including, well, just go read it for yourself.
What do I think about this letter?
I THINK IT’S FREAKING AWESOME.
I must be in the minority, because the comments were pretty nasty. People called him all kinds of bad names. They made fun of him, insulted him, and generally hated on him.
Here’s the funny part: we, as job seekers, really want the feedback. We want to know why we’re not considered for the job, or brought in to an interview.
And then Shea tells people what they did wrong (nothing personal, really, a lot of feedback from seeing hundreds of resumes and approaches).
He tells them what people did wrong, and people freak out.
I think they are all wrong. They sound like a bunch of whiners. What they really need to do is go down the list, see if they are making those problems, and stop whining, and fix their approach.
Or, they can stay unemployed and keep whining and blaming someone else for their situation.
Here’s his response to his letter being leaked out.