Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rejection Letter

So... I applied for a job for a Parenting / Crafting website. This is what is required... along with MY commentary.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with product team to develop calendar of product initiatives available for sales, some planned and some “if sold” only. I've been involved in marketing many new products from conception to package design to media tie-ins and launch.

  • Partner with Senior Manager, Sales Dev & Production on responding to ongoing sales/advertising requests and proposals that marry sales goals with product goals. Meet with sales team directly to craft responses to large campaigns. Represent voice of product team to sales.While working on The Carol Duvall Show, I secured products for placement into the show and represented the voice of the manufacturer planning those segments. I did this for other HGTV shows as well.

  • Oversee team of 1 lead broadband producer, 1 producer, 1 associate producer, in responding to proposals, creating video/media in partnership with edit/product team, and executing sales projects that fall outside scope of edit/product team. I've supervised crews numbering in the hundreds and worked on a production team that oversaw the work of 1200 crew! I've worked in direct sales. "Outside the scope" of normal duties always falls in my lap. I "giter done!"

  • Oversee ad sales-dedicated scrum, working closely with tech/proj mgt team on projects in development but also concepts requiring scoping and exploration. See notes above. I've worked in every aspect of film production which has taught me to see things through...from researching ad nauseam, endless studio feasibility studies and approvals, budgeting, scheduling, negotiations, production, and post. I'm a problem solver from A -- Z.

  • Partner with [Major international media company].com sales development and production team in delivery of strong co-view opportunities. See note above.

  • Partner with marketing team to share ideas and ensure smooth co-existence of marketing and sales/product calendars. See note above.

Qualifications for position

  • 6-8 years product development experience on the web required, with proven success with mom or women audience. I've worked marketing products to women and kids online for the last 12 years.

  • Ability to communicate well and negotiate with array of stakeholders including product and functional leads as well as sales. My communication skills are top notch. I'm capable of speaking in front of small groups to large crowds and I can write. I'm comfortable communicating with anyone.

  • Presentation skills and ability to influence an audience are essential. I have been a teacher who sells directly to my students for decades. Influencing my students to buy keeps a roof over my head. Figuring out the best way to present material is a challenge I enjoy.

  • Experience managing a team. I'm repeating myself here but managed crews from 17 - 1200! Most of the time, on time and under budget.

  • Project management knowledge is desirable, including understanding scope and budget requirements. Again, see above.

Specific Skills Required

  • Knowledge of women/parenting category on the web is essential. I've worked in marketing to this group online and across all media platforms for close to 20 years.

  • Powerpoint, budget management experience (Excel) is important. I've built numerous media Powerpoint presentations including music and timing. Designed Excel databases for budgets, written budgets for films, commercials and other projects.

  • Knowledge of content publishing systems and project management best practices are required. I explore databases and web code for fun! I'm knowledgeable of many of the programs used in this arena and if not, I'm certain I could learn it in record time.
And this is their rejection letter (typo is THEIRS, NOT MINE):

Thank you for taking the time to submit your resume for the position listed below.

Unfortunately, we have identified other candidates whose background and experience more closely meet the requirements for this position.

You are welcome to continue reviewing our employment opportunities and to apply for those positions for which you feel you qualify.

Again, thank you for your time and the interest you have expressed in our Company.

We wish you well in your endeavors.

[Major International Media Production Company] Recruitnig Team


Well, Dear RecruitNIG team, If you didn't hire me, You must have one heck of a candidate.

It is so exasperating for my skills to be such a good fit and I don't even get my foot in the door of the recruitNIG office!


JanelDudleyBeads said...

That sucks Holly, their loss that's for sure!

the booker man said...

i'm sorry, miss mabel lou's mama. :(
i may be just a doggie, but even i can see that you were totally right for that job!
i am sending you some gooey nose kisses and snuggles cuz i think you are the bestest, and if i needed someone for a job, i'd come hire you like super duper fast!
the booker man

ocmist said...

The Country Corgis thoroughly agree with The Booker Man! We don't see how some humans can be so dense! It is their loss, and we are sure that there will be a better job in the wings for you!

rottrover said...

they already had someone and just posted the job as a formality. jerks!

Words Between the Spaces said...

That blows. But you probably don't want to work for a place that doesn't care enough to get the words right.

K9friend said...

That is so frustrating. Hopefully there is something much better coming along soon.


CreekHiker said...

Thank you all for the kind words!

Rott, This company is NOTORIOUS for posting jobs that aren't really open! And I always forget that!

Words... You know it!

Piappies World said...

Hello, Mabel-Lou Mom!

Companies like that surely doesn't deserve someone like you and it's a good thing you found out this early on. There will be better opportunities that will come your way.

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

rottrover said...

Thanks for narrowing down the poopy dog blogs. You've become my blog editor :-)

CreekHiker said...

Rott, you never miss a step! LOL! I have more to add... I had insomnia last night!

I gotta email you...went to Dr. Choi!

Birgit said...

Oh Holly... I am sorry to hear that. They will never know what they are missing. Well, I strongly believe that something better will come up (with people who know to spell). ;)


Velvet Sacks said...

If you'd been offered this job, then you might not have been available when the perfect one comes along. Keep the faith!

Apocalypstick said...

You wouldn't want to work for a place that capitalizes Company.

Anonymous said...

Take THIS Dear RecruitNIG team!!! Love this post, love it. You tell them!