Its replying and asking about our consideration the day after we sent him a message saying we received his initial application, his dropped off application, his application to our online posting and that we would be replying to everyone the following week.
All told, he corresponded to us about six times over four days. All in all, it shows him being persistent which is sometimes good but he appeared to have been just applying for "anything" as his basic skills did not meet the requirements outlined in our posting.
I would not have been turned off.
I would have been helpful.
The chap was rather desperate. Needed a hand-up, not a hand off.
I would have talked to him on the phone, found out if he/she was employable. Not a basket case.
This sort of person, often times will turn out to be so grateful they will do a great job. Yes, will need training.
It was obvious he/she wanted to work at your 'joint' and made that rather obvious.
You could even have given him/her a tip as to where he might be 'better suited'.
One of your' 'feeder' companies. One of those that your company, uh, steals employees from!!
I know, I know, not your job, not your scope, management would not quite approve.
You only have so much time in your day. You cannot help every poor chum in life.
I did this on a few occasion with interviewees. Not as a member of HR, but as an applicant interviewer/approver.
Sitting on the other side of the long interview table can be harrowing for some folks.