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Desiré 👩‍🎓👩‍🏫

If you have been looking for a job recently, what did frustrate you most?

They absolutely ignored my influence, experience, work and strong points.

I'm an educative content creator, mentor, instructor, teacher. I have guides, blogs, courses, I'm actually teaching people. I've created my own CSS framework. But I don't have a title, even after 4 years here I was still being paid the minimum salary and categorized as a junior.

My interviews have been reflecting this. Minimizing my success and knowledge just because I look young and I don't have a university paper.

What have you tried to work around those issues as a candidate?

I've tried sending [in advance] all my work, interesting links, portfolio, etc., but was pointless.

How well did it work?

I had 1 interview where they knew about me and my projects and that was awesome, but that was just once. I feel like companies don't even bother to know who's sitting right in front of them.

What would you do if you were on the hiring side and had a magic wand to debug the hiring process?

This is just my opinion and perception, but I would turn Human Resources more Human and less Resources.

My interviews went better when the other person actually read my name in my CV before we met.

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Jean-Michel Fayard 🇫🇷🇩🇪🇬🇧🇪🇸🇨🇴 Author

Thanks for sharing this. I can imagine how frustrating it is.
"How many years of experience to do you have as $JOB_TITLE" is a question that infuriates me as well. It doesn't matter what your job title is. What matter is what you have done and what you want to do in the future.