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Last edited by ColinOz; 03-02-2014 at 06:18 AM.
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There are many reasons why one candidate may be picked above another even if otherwise there is little to pick between them. I have chosen a candidate before who would be driving their own car to work as opposed to traveling by the (often sporadic) local buses.
Sometimes thats just the way it is, if a company receives 300 aplications, 100 of those on CV the applicants fit perfectly, they are unlikely to interveiw 100 people so will start culling in some other way, ie less experience, live more than 30/50/100km away, difficult to contact (ie not available by phone etc etc
I applied for a job a few years back, I got it but was told I was lucky as they don't usually employ people 'that far south'. I lived in Noarlunga at the time.
Where I work now, there is a guy who rents a unit in the city to improve his job prospects as his own house is too far away. I asked where it was, he said Kelmzig!
On the other side of the coin, I have seen 500 applicant for a single .Net Developer role. They try to cull the easiest way they can, to get to a more manageable number.
I was thinking more along the lines of are you applying for jobs in the CBD or just trying to find something in the area you are in?
When I was interviewed for my IT job we were living within 10km of the CBD but I was being interviewed via video conference link from Bendigo and they never even asked how close I was to the city. Since then, we moved out of the city and I still don't think it's an issue for my employer. I know of many people who are commuting in from the south and working from home is becoming more popular for certain job roles.
"Don't stare at it for too long.....you'll go mad".