Thursday, December 18, 2014
Online Job App Fail
There are a lot of things in the world that do not make sense. Language errors account for a lot of amusement in my day. Normally these are awesome puns or fun things to ponder, not illogic running rampant on my ability to apply for a job. Case in point this screen shot from a company's online job application that requires a 50+ question quiz on your morals in addition to the usual details about your education and job experience. There is a section of the form designed for you to add your resume so that the website can autofill some content from the file. I hit this intriguing road block when the page seemed to be telling me contradictory information.
At first it seems I am only allowed to upload a single document. Why else would the site tell me the maximum number of attachments is 1? Now that it appears my mistake was trying to attach yet another document I was really confused by the next statement telling me "You can attach files." Umm...ok. So thats plural, as in more than one? I think one of us is confused but its probably not me. If I am limited to 1 attachment as the first statement suggests how do they think I will "attached files to the candidate records(e.g. cover, letter, resume,references, transcripts, etc.)"?
The good news is, I made it work.