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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #870 on: Mar 5th, 2007, 12:26pm »
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Thanks for posting your initial experiences mk1023. Sounds interesting.
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« Reply #871 on: Mar 7th, 2007, 7:02pm »
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Lab 8 in the house!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #872 on: Mar 9th, 2007, 8:09pm »
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Hi, all --
 
Anyone have any idea what the wait is like under the new USAStaffing system they're using?  I interviewed at the PTO job fair, and apparently my name finally (after several snafus that would've sunk my application if I hadn't been paying attention) ended up on their referral list.  Supposedly my application went to the hiring coordinators a few days ago for them to look at.  So -- how long can I expect to wait to get a yes or no?  At what point should I assume I'm not going to get the gig?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #873 on: Mar 9th, 2007, 8:28pm »
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on Mar 9th, 2007, 8:09pm, Buckaroo Banzai wrote:
Hi, all --
 
Anyone have any idea what the wait is like under the new USAStaffing system they're using?  I interviewed at the PTO job fair, and apparently my name finally (after several snafus that would've sunk my application if I hadn't been paying attention) ended up on their referral list.  Supposedly my application went to the hiring coordinators a few days ago for them to look at.  So -- how long can I expect to wait to get a yes or no?  At what point should I assume I'm not going to get the gig?  

 
The people in human resources/hiring center at the PTO are nice, but to say they're unorganized is an understatement. After talking with people in my lab, I know my experience was the rule not the exception. If you really want to work at the PTO, go ahead and call human resources and check the status of your application.
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Buckaroo Banzai
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #874 on: Mar 9th, 2007, 8:59pm »
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on Mar 9th, 2007, 8:28pm, mk1023 wrote:

 
The people in human resources/hiring center at the PTO are nice, but to say they're unorganized is an understatement. After talking with people in my lab, I know my experience was the rule not the exception. If you really want to work at the PTO, go ahead and call human resources and check the status of your application.

 
That's for sure!  I actually have been talking to a guy at the PHC and one of the hiring coordinators that I met at an earlier career fair (though he's not in the group art for which I'm qualified), but I don't want to pester them to death.  Somehow, I can't imagine that repeated emails containing "Did I get the job yet?" "How about now?" "OK, what about.... NOW?" are going to help my case any (of course, that's exactly what I want to do!  Grin ).
 
You're right, everyone I've talked to has been very nice, but certainly frazzled.  And this newfangled computerized hiring system doesn't seem to be helping matters for them.  If I hadn't been on top of the process, my application would have disappeared into a black hole several times already because of snafus in the system.
 
I suppose it *was* to much to ask to have an answer after only 4 days of consideration by the H.C.'s...   Smiley
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