A Manners Oddity

In my second blog post (Business Miscommunication in the Job Hunt), I wrote of what I consider to be bad manners by many businesses in not acknowledging job applications.

Lately, I have been sending query E-mails to various local companies asking each if they have need of someone like me. I have gotten several answers back. True, they have all been noes so far, but why so many answers? I do not get the same from my job applications (and I am hardly alone in this).

There is very little to distinguish my queries from job applications. Each of my queries has a cover letter and includes my resume, just as a job application would. In some cases, these queries have gone to HR people.

So why the difference in treatment? I sure do not know, but I am pleased to be getting some answers.