… the HR Minion. Because even minions have opinions. And giggles.

No, I will not enjoy the music while I wait to be connected.

Every time it happens, I can’t help but roll my eyes. I find a candidate that looks promising, call for a phone screen, and then get subjected to their taste in music or a flaky voicemail message. Fail.

Really? Is this the most professional image you can present to recruiters? I bet you have an equally inappropriate email address too. It’s your phone and you should do what you want with it, but can you at least maintain a semblance of maturity while you are job hunting?

Because I’m Gen Y (maybe) I should be all willing to cater to this stuff or whatever, but I am a firm believer in keeping such a casual appearance far away from your work persona. (I say maybe because I’m right on the edge, so sometimes I’m X, sometimes Y. It all depends on where they set the year marks. I guess I’m just lost. Or, myself).

Do me a favor, at least don’t ever use the song Bang on the Drum by Todd Rundgren. Great song, wrong message if you are job hunting.

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  • 1 HR Maven :

    My other ‘favorite’ experience calling people (usually “less experienced” job seekers) is when they act SURPRISED that I called their cell phone.

    If you GIVE ME A CELL PHONE number, please DON’T act surprised when you answer.

    (This could be a whole posting – what NOT do with your phone when job hunting, Minion).

  • 2 HR Minion :

    HR Maven – And post it shall be thanks to you!