Letter to the editor
Something you may be interested in is exploring the difficulty experienced
by many people, I feel, in accessing the job fair Web site ["Applicants swarm IT job fair"].
It took me five days to get in, then once in, it took me almost six
hours to complete the process due to constant "server busy, please try later"
messages and just flat failures to load pages.
Sometimes it took more than 20 minutes to go from screen to screen.
In taking the qualification tests, the system passed incorrect data,
putting a Social Security number in the e-mail position, for example.
If this had been a private-sector situatioon with a particular company,
I would have had to consider if I really wanted to work for someone who
had done such a slipshod job.
Getting 17,000 applicants over a five-day period just does not sound
like that heavy a load. One must wonder how many people simply gave up in
frustration or simply lacked the time span necessary to get through it all.
Name withheld by request