|I am the receptionist at Company X.|
My fiance also used to work for Company X but he was laid off in 2008.
Since then, he has applied for several jobs at Company X, including jobs he used to do. Not only has he never been interviewed for any of these jobs, no one in human resources has even contacted him to acknowledge receipt of his resume.
But other people have been hired into these positions (most of them coming from a company that Company X bought out a few months back).
Fiance has indeed been going through the proper procedure for applying for a job with Company X - the idea is to go to the website and submit an electronic application & resume, which is transmitted to our corporate office in a different state. We don't even see any of this information until Corporate sends it to us.
Yet seven times, he has been ignored.
So, ever since then, if I see any resumes come to our office through the mail (which is not the proper way to apply anyway), it goes into my purse, it goes home with me, and gets tossed in the dumpster. I am determined to narrow the field of candidates for any job, and thus reduce the competition for my fiance.
Just for the record - my fiance has continued to work for this industry, only he is currently doing so via the local union. People at Company X often request him for various jobs. So they know him, they know his work, and they LIKE his work. Problem is, those are the people who don't have hiring power.