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Inhuman resources: when did job-hunting become such an ordeal?

When did job-hunting become such an ordeal?

24 January 2020

10:00 PM

24 January 2020

10:00 PM

A two-line email popped into my inbox: ‘I regret to inform you that your application for the post of communications officer has not been successful on this occasion.’

Two decades as a national journalist, plus experience as a ministerial and corporate press adviser, and yet again, I’d failed even to secure an interview — this time to be a part-time communications officer in a college.

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