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02-05-2013, 05:51 PM
The job conundrum.
Maybe someone here can shed some light on this.

America is said to be in hard financial times. For a number of months the jobless rate has he'd steady at over 9% nationwide. In recent times it has dropped to 7.6% nationally, but some analysts say that's a result of the unemployed simply giving up and ceasing to file with unemployment offices. Over 40% of all college graduates are completely overqualified for the work they do.

Ironically if you look at job sites like Monster, Careerbuilder, etc or Department of Workforce Services, there seems to be no lack of employment opportunities there for just about every career field you can imagine. I see jobs daily that I'm more than capable of doing out there by the hundreds, even thousands.

But when I apply, the resume seems to disappear into a black hole, never to be heard from again.

It's become my conclusion that the jobless rates and unemployment are directly the fault of the companies themselves.

1) There are no entry level jobs anymore. It seems these days that every job listed requires 5 years of experience. I'm not sure if this is the fault of a bunch of bureaucratic assholes who run the HR departments themselves or the fault of greedy and lazy management who won't spend the time and money to train new employees. At any rate, in theory, absolutely no one would be eligible for employment. Even the most stellar students coming out of the finest universities are not competitive for these requirements. It used to be that college would count for professional experience. Not anymore. And the companies are so odious and arrogant about this; I recently saw a job ad for a cashier at McDonalds. It listed '3 years experience as a cashier required. Bachelor's Degree required.' I about fell out of my chair laughing. All this does is encourage employees to lie and be deceptive on their applications; there is no other way to get around these requirements unless you do this.

2) Almost no opportunities for volunteering and internships to build up experience. No one will bring these people onboard to gain the required skills by working for free.

3). Keyword scanners. Every job description has a series of keywords embedded in them. When you submit a resume, companies use screening software to scan and find these keywords in your resume. If all keywords are not present, the resume is rejected. A quality engineer who does not describe themselves as a 'senior technology quality specialist' is screened out, despite the fact that they have done they exact same job. This again begins to breed wordsmiths which pack their resumes with every fucking keyword on the planet and complete flowery bullshit language to describe tasks such as cleaning toilets and making beds. Jesus wept.

4) The cunts which run temp shops. Are you a brainless twat who doesn't know shit from shinola about the jobs you are recruiting for? Good! You can be a recruiter for Kelly Services, Snelling, Volt, etc. these assholes are resume screening spiders in the flesh. What's more, they have very few scruples and are dumber than a bag of rocks. You can be rejected for a job, rewrite and resubmit you with some keyword or obscure software program and they'll hire you all in about 20 minutes. It doesn't matter if it's a lie, they just do this!

Am I missing anything here in coming to this conclusion?

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The job conundrum. - Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver - 02-05-2013 05:51 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - Elesjei - 02-05-2013, 06:52 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - nach_in - 02-05-2013, 07:09 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - bbeljefe - 02-05-2013, 07:59 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - earmuffs - 02-05-2013, 11:29 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - bbeljefe - 03-05-2013, 08:24 AM
RE: The job conundrum. - earmuffs - 07-05-2013, 08:15 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - bbeljefe - 07-05-2013, 10:54 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - Full Circle - 02-05-2013, 08:05 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - Dark Light - 02-05-2013, 10:22 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - Egor - 02-05-2013, 11:48 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - earmuffs - 02-05-2013, 11:56 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - Egor - 03-05-2013, 12:03 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - Egor - 03-05-2013, 01:12 AM
RE: The job conundrum. - Egor - 03-05-2013, 01:19 AM
RE: The job conundrum. - bbeljefe - 03-05-2013, 08:45 AM
RE: The job conundrum. - Egor - 03-05-2013, 01:31 AM
RE: The job conundrum. - TheBeardedDude - 03-05-2013, 08:58 AM
RE: The job conundrum. - Egor - 03-05-2013, 12:08 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - Filox - 03-05-2013, 12:21 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - Egor - 03-05-2013, 03:03 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - Atheist_pilgrim - 03-05-2013, 04:58 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - bbeljefe - 03-05-2013, 06:42 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - Logica Humano - 03-05-2013, 07:04 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - bbeljefe - 03-05-2013, 07:29 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - Atheist_pilgrim - 03-05-2013, 07:17 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - bbeljefe - 03-05-2013, 07:54 PM
RE: The job conundrum. - Atheist_pilgrim - 04-05-2013, 11:15 AM
RE: The job conundrum. - bbeljefe - 05-05-2013, 09:42 PM
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