Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Just Meant to Weed You Out


 
In this video, the young man, is right about how the technology has ruined applying for the jobs, where there is now no face to face contact and where resumes are thrown out if they don't match criterias exactly.  What kind of bean counter came up with a computer system to judge human candidates. He is also correct about the email marketing scams and the obstinate gate-keepers. The human element definitely has been taken out of the equation. You don't get to physically get to talk to the decision makers. He is right about that. He is right about the BS and hoops they force you to jump through. This got worse, I noticed this years ago and so has my husband, where you are spinning your wheels and getting nowhere. This is what has been getting a good job like winning the Lotto! The job market is broken, the entire hiring and firing system needs rehauled, and this even beyond the economic aspects of all the outsourcing and other problems.--The Squawker

4 comments:

  1. Exactly. Spot on. People who have not had to look for a new job have no clue how bad it is.

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  2. I've often said that the job process -- the way it's conducted these days -- is like the Electoral College, in that it's more about filtering things out, than allowing things in. Having gone through some of this rubbish myself, I know how the game works -- thanks for writing. --The Reckoner

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  3. Anyone who says internet access is a luxury really needs to shut his or her yap, long enough to listen to young (and not so young) people trying to post effective resumes. These of course take time, and the library always has someone (or more) waiting to use the computer.

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  4. That's almost as good as the wankers who go on about, "Poor people aren't that bad if they have cable TV and cellphones" -- as if the very presence of said items indicates how hunky dory everything is (when it ain't!)....thanks for writing. --The Reckoner

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