I am wondering if anyone else is experiencing frustration at the vast array of job titles, job descriptions, and even more so, the way interviews are simply "wierd." I have had screening interviews with HR people who do not speak the language of any profession and they are going to communicate my answer back to the manager. I am finding the HR will email me with further questions, of couse this is two months after the inital phone screen, and the anwer to the question is so obvious from the resume. No one seems able to read and extrapolate data from a resume, not even managers. I am finding myself stumped in phone interviews when they ask such basic questions; I am totally dumbfounded becuase I think we are going to have an intellectual discussion beyond the basics, more about theory demonstrated through practice (that is why we have samples and portfolios?). And so I totally blow the interview. I feel I need to "dumb it down." Or how about when you finally do speak with a manager, she presents a negative picture of the job with such a condescending attitude, that I am not interested in fighting for it. I can do the job and have a great, positive can-do attitude. By why would I want to work for a negative manager? And lastly, people do not even read your resume. Or how about the manger who says I don't meet basic qualifications becasue I am not a programmer. Often I feel overqualified for many of the positions I apply for---this is not rocket science (no offense to anyone).
Does anyone have any insight to what is going on these days? Thanks. I need to rethink my strategy on these interviews.