Between August and December of last year, I was on a constant job search.
Luckily, I had a job, but it was with a company that was about to go bankrupt (the writing was pretty clearly written on the wall). During that time, I wrote more than 30 cover letters, went on more than 10 interviews and three times was called in for a second interview and, yet, nothing. Finally, I took a part-time job at a tech company that I held while still working at my original company, just so I would have something to show for my efforts.
Luckily for me, when the company I worked for inevitably went under, the part-time job agreed to hire me full time. Still, I remember how frustrating those five months were, where I tried desperately to get a job.
You know what the worst part was? It wasn’t necessarily the rejection. It was submitting the resume and cover letter to these places and hoping someone – anyone – would actually read it and give me an interview. Fundamentally, all I wanted was a chance to explain myself beyond some silly cover letter and my work experience, a chance to let the company know who I am and what I can do for them.
Rarely did I get that chance. If there was a program like VoiceGlance that would have given me a voice – not a sheet of paper and a list of my previous jobs but a real voice – it would have meant so much to me. And if they didn’t pick me, sure, there would still be some frustration. But at least I would have known I was given a fair chance.
Some people mistakenly think VoiceGlance is all about the hiring manager. It isn’t. It is about finding the best solution for both parties, and finally giving all those job seekers the one thing they really want: a chance.