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/ Opinion/ From the PressJob hunter cant blame phoneUpdated: 2014-01-09 08:22( China Daily)Comments Print Mail Large Medium  SmallA man surnamed Xu in Wuhan, Hubei province, was turned down by the HR manager when he went for a job interview because the manager saw him using an iPhone and thought he was from a well-off background and would not be able to bear hardship. Although it seems ridiculous, it will not help the job hunter find a job if he puts the blame on the smartphone rather than his own weakness, says an article on Excerpts:
On the surface, it is indeed biased for the HR manager to judge whether a job applicant is hardworking or not by the mobile phone an applicant uses. However, in this case, the jobseeker made some mistakes that are the real reasons why he failed the interview.
First of all, the reason why the manager noticed Xus iPhone is that he used it to take photos everywhere in the job fair out of curiosity, which showed that Xu failed to find his position and switch to the role as an employee. The HR managers first impression of Xu would be definitely bad after spotting his immature behavior. Also, that Xu went to the job interview with his cousins company revealed his lack of confidence and independence, providing evidence for the managers judgment that he would not be able to bear hardship.
At the end, when turned down, Xu just left without arguing his case, which shows his lack of ability to cope with a difficult situation. Perhaps what the manager said was also a part of the interview, testing his response. If the HR manager had indeed made a false judgment about Xu because of his mobile phone, Xu could have responded with his advantages in an attempt to change the managers mind.Therefore, it was not just because of his iPhone that Xu was rejected. Job hunters should reflect on their attitude and focus more on details when searching for a job, rather than using a fig leaf to excuse their failure.8.03KRelated StoriesNew grads look abroad for first jobsLow-end jobs hit by labor painsA most bearable job, by gumPostgraduates get hard lessons at job fairMost ViewedTodays Top NewsRescue a unified effortChance for peace in South SudanYellen should taper off cautiouslyCleanse academia of filthHe did a world of goodThe art of maintaining a healthy debtTime to stop Abes evil gameColumnistsIn search of genuine intellectuals in China The contradiction that is JapanmoreCartoonWhale huntingTicket war Threats to SochiNSA spyingSpecialStar bloggers on China DailyGlobal view on Chinas sessionsWhy China will grow rich before oldMy memories of IndiasnowipineFrom city to rural……| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer |Copyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263             Registration Number: 20100000002731