For the second example- so what? It's a one-time temporary password that you picked yourself. The risk of a compromise is minimal, the reward for a hacker is minimal. Is it poor security practice... maybe? But you have to weigh the cost-benefit ratio.
For someone who knows not to use the same password for multiple sites, it's a one-time temporary password.
For someone who DOESN'T know better, it's probably the same password they use for many or all other sites.
In this particular example, HOPEFULLY everyone applying for an entry-level IT position falls into the first of those categories. But if that site is used to collect applications for IT positions and other positions, the applicants for those other positions may fall into the second category and the sites shouldn't make it worse than it already is.