We’re Hiring…We’re Just Not Hiring You

I don’t usually go back to places where I apply and don’t get hired.  Last Monday, I put in my first telemarketing application in nearly 2 1/2 years at the place closest to my home: Jabor Integrated.  Studying their Craig’s List ads, it appeared they had a change in management, but when I got there I met the guy I met back in 2012.  The old “we want you to think we’ve changed management” ploy, I assume?

The guy who greeted me said I looked familiar, which from my experiences is usually a kiss of the death when you apply somewhere you applied before.  It is usually their way of saying: what the hell are you doing back here?

Said guy grabs some women to tell me that they are just excepting applications.  Of course this was subterfuge, as they ran ads looking for employees on Craig’s List the day I applied, the next day, the day after that, and today.

Needless to say, I won’t be trying there again, unless there is some kind of telemarketer apocalypse.  If they are willing to do this to someone who merely applied twice two and a half years apart, I wonder what they would do to people they actually KNOW.


Baby Steps

It took a while, but I am finally on the job trail.

My first stop was Jabor Integrated on Gateway Center Boulevard here in Pinellas Park. The advantages of working there was it is only about a 30 minute walk from my location. I’d get a little exercise, plus there would be no transportation expenses.

The drawback wasn’t what I thought it would be: a general lack of experience on my part. Jabor is the only company I’m seeing locally looking for phone salesmen who pays hourly and commission. Being of that rare breed, I suspected it may come with strings attached.

I thought that “string” would be a stricter dress code. BONK! They were looking for more expert salespeople.

Oh well. Some will, some won’t, so what? Who cares? Next.

For me, “next” will be Friday, as I have as many as four companies to visit. I’ll get as many in as I can. A little disappointed today, but happy to get this project off of the ground.