Why is it so hard to find a job in 2019

Why is it so hard to find a job in 2019

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If you’ve been searching for a job for any serious amount of time, then you understand how difficult it can be to find a job in 2019. You might even wonder if you’re perhaps not as employable as you thought you were. Believe us when we tell you: you’re not alone. Millions of other job-seekers are experiencing those same frustrations. Sadly, many job-seekers expect that finding a job in 2019 will likely be just as difficult. Once you understand why jobs are so hard to find right now, you can take steps to improve your odds of success.

 

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Job?

 

It can be frustrating to look at job boards and see all those open positions, especially when your resume is being ignored. And it’s hard to ignore all those ‘Help Wanted’ signs you see whenever you’re driving through any town’s business district. After all, if there are that many companies in need of employees, why can’t you land those interviews you need? How is it that your resume is being passed over time after time?

First, recognize one thing: many companies have no intention of filling all those positions. Many promote from within.

Others simply solicit resumes on a regular basis to build up a reservoir of potential candidates they can turn to when positions do come open.

As a result, the job market may not be as wide-open as it appears at first glance. In short, don’t assume that your job search is any more difficult than any other job-seeker. The fact is that you’re all competing for a finite pool of available jobs.

 

Why Many Candidates Can’t Find a Job

 

Why is getting a job so hard

Source: Inc.com

As you see from the graphic above – A typical job opening receives nearly 250 resumes. Out of those candidates, 4-6 will be called for an interview and one person will be given an offer.

Here are some other reasons why it’s so difficult to find a job.

 

Companies are Overly Selective

Hard to find a job because companies are selective

It’s also important to recognize that the job market has changed. Decades ago, employers would hire candidates with the intention of employing them for life. They viewed those hires as long-term investments. That meant that they could take a chance on a new hire, train that person, and get a return on their investment over time.

These days, that dynamic has changed dramatically. Most employees move from job to job throughout their career. Companies are no longer as loyal to their employees as they once were. Because of that changed relationship, employers need to get an immediate return from their hiring investment.

That’s led them to become ever more selective about who they hire. They need to know that you can provide immediate value to the firm.

 

Applicant Tracking Systems

Resume Trends - Make sure you write your resume for ATS systems

For many workers, the ATS may be a real obstacle to finding a job in 2019. These Applicant Tracking Systems are used to screen resumes based on keyword usage. Yes, it is a questionable way for humans to hire other humans – but it’s also an unfortunate reality.

 

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You can see how your resume performs in an actual ATS scan with our Free Resume Review:

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Job-seekers who are not sufficiently aware of how an ATS screens a resume may find it difficult to overcome that obstacle. Later in this piece, we’ll offer some ATS-related advice that can help you with this challenge.

 

A Reliance on Outdated Resumes

Stop using outdated resumes

For many struggling job-seekers, the problem is as simple as their resumes. Employers are looking for resumes that stand out from the crowd, so those old, outdated resumes are not the best option these days.

When it comes to finding a job in 2019, successful candidates will have resumes that effectively showcase their value as employees. Unfortunately, many of today’s job-seekers have no idea how to craft that type of resume!

For example, does your resume still rely on the objective statement to capture a hiring manager’s attention? If so, that could be a major mistake. Objective statements focus on what you want from your career, rather than how you can meet the employer’s needs.

Think about that for a second. If you were in that employer’s shoes, would that approach appeal to you? Chances are that you’d want to hear more about how that candidate can add value to your team, right?

 

Finding a Job in 2019: Improving Your Odds

 

Struggling to find a job? Here are some great tips to improve your job search strategy.

 

The good news is that finding a job in 2019 doesn’t have to be an excruciating experience. There are, in fact, many things that you can do to improve your odds of success. Most of them are focused on just a few key areas of concern, though:

 

Focus on Your Resume!

There’s no way around it: if you want to maximize your odds, you need a stellar resume. Sure, there was a time when resumes were all but a formality, but they carry a lot of weight these days. If your resume is mediocre at best, good luck finding a job in 2019.

(Hiring a professional resume writer can increase your chances of landing of interview. Check out our post on the best resume services.)

Your application is likely to be passed over time and again by other candidates with better resumes.

You can get a head start on improving your resume by checking out this post: Improve Your Resume: 7 Tips to Land More Interviews.

 

Use Keywords Wisely

Remember those ATS screeners we mentioned earlier? Do yourself a favor and learn how to use keywords in your resume.

That will help to ensure that yours gets past the machine and onto the desk of a real human. The third tip in that linked article explains more about this important subject.

 

Apply for the Right Jobs

Are you applying for the right positions? Too often, job candidates fail to choose positions that best match their skill sets. Other times, they fail to properly showcase the right skills in their resumes. Remember, most hiring managers only spend a few minutes on an initial examination of your resume.

If it doesn’t catch their eye in that time, it gets tossed aside. Make sure that your most relevant skills are the ones required for the position – and highlight them in your summary statement.

 

Network, Network, Network!

Don’t forget about your network. You’ve spent years building a network of associates and contacts in your industry. Leverage those relationships to get your foot in the door. Ask them for referrals. Proactively request news about new job openings that match your qualifications.

In other words, don’t just wait for a job to appear – use every tool available to you to land that interview you need.

 

Closing Thoughts: Finding a Job in 2019 Doesn’t Have to Be an Excruciating Experience!

While the job search experience is seldom easy, finding a job in 2019 doesn’t need to be a painful ordeal. The key is to recognize the challenges that you face, and take proactive steps to counter those obstacles.

With the right resume and strategy, you can find that job you deserve – and do it without much of the frustration you’d otherwise experience.

104 Comments

  1. Bob Jobseeker says:

    Because America is an overrated, delusional, empire in decline run by an ever more powerful corporate dictatorship?

    • The Truth Sets You Free says:

      It will not get any better with time either! Many of these so called jobs don’t even exist and the ones that do pay horribly while either working you to death or keeping you trapped in downwards mobility, so you incur poverty and poor health at some point! The educational system is for-profit guarantees no job but tons of debt to the poor, hopefully masses. It’s been in decline for 4 decades at least with no hope of betterment!

    • Anonymous says:

      Imagine when automaton and artificial intelligence take over every industry. It will be the end of society, there will be simply no substitution for jobs for the majority of people. The rich will get richer and poor will struggle beyond their imagination. Majority of jobs will be in those tech fields which will put a lot more pressure on people to have those skill sets which generally requires a bit more intelligence. There’s this heavy push for automaton and AI which will happen in the very soon future. If it’s not bad as it is now, I see it getting worse which will affect a even broader pool of people. If employer’s weren’t cutthroat as it is, their not going to get any better, they will hold all the chip’s they will dictate lower pay even more. Capitalism is beginning to show it’s true colors. As society progresses it takes on a more corporate identity just like in the movies, individuals no longer matter, and corporations control the world.

      • Jason says:

        There will be revolution and hopefully we will do what we almost did in the post depression 40s and OVERTHROW capitalism

        • nicole says:

          Right. Only problem is that the capitalists have much more money than God, and own the police, the courts, the press, and congress, and you will be arrested and forgotten about.

          • Marcus Sandberg says:

            Yes we will come to that point when we see corporation dictatorship, were near already just look now Facebook its even getting its own currency, soon they will be able to build their own laws

    • Marcus Sandberg says:

      Yes really true. We are getting closer and closer to Corporate & Economists dictatorships where they can make up their own laws. This is also why companies are so ineffecient because they dont have to be efficient and thats why they can spend billions on flipping around papers,looking at applications like they did in the 60 s. If companies were efficient that HR crap would be the firsts to go because you dont search a job as an author no you look for jobs you think you could manage. And because of corporation inefficiency people are still searching jobs as if they were looking for jobs as authors trying to get their first book out on the market, totally outdated yes (Resume,Cover Letter & References).

  2. Chris says:

    Companies are too selective – is an understatement……

  3. greg says:

    job hunting makes me suicidal and it shouldn’t be like that

    • Lauren says:

      I can empathize. I have been feeling suicidal, too. This is unprofessional and crazy. Ever since this political back and Forth battle, America has gone insane.

    • abby says:

      I’ve been feeling this way for so long and it’s only gotten worse since I’ve graduated three weeks ago.

      • Shirley Page says:

        I thought by me going back to school to get a BS degree in Accounting would help me get a job in the accounting field quicker. Now I feel more stressed and anxious everyday. This is affecting my health a great deal. Please provide any advice you can offer.

        • Nicole says:

          Hi Shirley, depends on whether you already have a degree, if so, work on a Masters instead. If no degree so far: are you really into accounting? If so, a BS in accounting not a bad idea at all. Even after some accounting coursework you should be able to get an entry level job and move up as you get experience and coursework. You don’t say whether you have ANY accounting experience which make it hard to give a precise answer. If you are not really into Accting, but just think it will make a good career, do NOT get that degree. You will hate it with a passion. Maybe get a Business degree or an MBA which will entail accounting classes but also a wider gamut of business and management courses (as long as you’re good enough at math to handle statistics, financials, etc.) Good Luck!

          • Marcus Sandberg says:

            Why should it bother anyway if Shirley has the knowledge, get rid of HR and then we will see a lot more people get jobs. I really dont see their contribution for society except for being Corporation “Yes-sayers” they really contribute with nothing.

    • JS says:

      Since I was laid off in 2008 I have applied for literally 1000 jobs and never been hired. I went back to school to finish my 4 year degree and graduated with a 3.9 average and it didn’t encourage anyone to hire me. Now my wife has been laid off too. People say my problem is I have a degree in the humanities – well she has a graduate degree in software engineering and she isn’t getting hired either. We both have decades of work experience with no black marks and good credit. We’re going to lose our house!

  4. Anonymous says:

    IT is a painful ordeal you have to either have experience n if you just came out of high school can be difficult

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is one reason suicide is on the rise. No hope unless you know people.

    • anonymous says:

      Is this a real post? There is hope, you just have to be persistent, something that should have been learned in college. What is important enough to you to fight for?
      Do what people have been doing forever: Take whatever job (called a stop-loss job) to pay rent and whatever, and keep looking for your ideal job, or take classes at night. Meanwhile, at least you are employed, getting experience, and making contacts. Find things to do that don’t cost a lot: hiking (clue: hiking is just a fancy name for walking), swimming, movies, socializing, writing, whatever. If you are waiting for a job to make you happy, it won’t. Don’t talk about suicide because you don’t know the right people. Talk to people and ask them how they got their job. Yeah not just one person. Yes people born rich have it easier. But whining won’t change that.

      • Mina says:

        So is life supposed to be all about who you know and what they can do for you? No wonder we have a narcissism epidemic!

      • JS says:

        Those jobs won’t pay the bills of real adults. What happens when you are older, build a life, then they lay you off and take it all away and no one will hire you anymore because you are middle aged?

  6. Undisclosed says:

    Its easier to get a job right out high school because employers dont want to pay for experience. They would rather hav quantity over quality.

  7. 1/19/19 says:

    Honestly from my experience It was hard for me to get a job after high school I had no experience. I would get called to some interviews or none and still wouldn’t get hired. l got a seasonal job and now that I have experience in retail I have been putting my resume out there and still nothing. It is either me who really bad luck or it is super hard to get a job in this society. I am in need of trying to get a job and nothing comes up for me even with a resume and experience.

    • Anonymous says:

      In retail, you need to walk in, dressed nicely and with a smile, and ask for the Mgr. or Assistant Mgr., and hand them your resume. They will say you have to apply to apply online to make corporate happy. Say you just did (or will go home and do that) but you were in the area or you like to shop there so you thought you’d stop by. You have at minimum a 70% chance that they will talk to you for a bit (impromptu interview) and now you are no longer a resume in the black hole of the universe. You are a nicely dressed, well mannered, well spoken, self-motivated person who just got a brief interview. Got it? By the way, don’t go in on the weekend when they are crazy busy, or on Monday when managers take off.

  8. Steve says:

    Actually this isnt completely true, it isnt just resumes , its online asessments thats the problem as well, the online assesments dont work.

  9. Undisclosed says:

    Thanks for this valuable information. I worked hard to get my BS in Business Administration. There’s a saying” you got the pilot license, now these employers want you to have the plane”.

    • Mary says:

      Hi-
      I graduated in 2013 with the same degree and most employers don’t want people with degrees. Another problem is “cultural fit.” Behavioral interviews are making it more difficult.

      • savannah says:

        using the STAR behavioral interview is STUPID but not hard to manage. Try to make up your stories to showcase what you did that outshines the other guy. If you go to any interview prepared to show VALUE with confidence and enthusiasm you will ace it. Practice on polishing up your game and it will happen. It isn’t about your skills as much as your ATTITUDE, teachability and providing value

  10. Ginny says:

    As an employer looking to hire good people, the number one issue I’m having is that majority of the applicants (like 60+%) just do not know how or even care to follow basic instructions when completing the application or following a few easy steps to do the interview. They have typos all in their email replies, cover letters and resumes. You can easily get someone to check this stuff before you apply. We even see people too lazy to change the job title or company name of a competitor when they apply to our agency. If you’re not going to pay attention to detail or follow basic instructions to get the job, then you’re sure not going to follow them when you get the job and get comfortable

    • Jean Kent says:

      As a former employer I agree. This is why I check everything in the job description along with resume and cover to make sure it matches. The most irritating experience I’ve had to date was going in person to a listed job as requested in the listing and being told that the position is not at that location after all and the hours are now pt. Am I qualified to do these jobs? Yes. And more times then not I can excel in that position. Many jobs are cleverly disguised as customer service when they are straight commission sifales. The turn over I see for companies listing the same position is frustrating. Wrong hires or false advertising? Sometimes it’s not the seeker..been unemployed for a short time considering- 2 months – and the bs staggering. Would have never put people through that process, very direct with my word. Leads me to wonder how these companies treat their customers

      • savannah says:

        commission places SUCK and turnover is huge because if it was easy they wouldn’t be putting it ALL on the employee. You take all the risk and if you do manage a sale, they reap ALL the benefit. What I don’t get is why so many employers are so ANTAGONISTIC to their potential applicant. That is something I haven’t encountered before. Going to interviews READY to interview and you have these inept gatekeepers that are so RUDE.

    • Dominique says:

      Why should we be eliminated because if a few typos in a cover letter? Do you know how many jobs people apply for in a day? The article just said that 250 resumes against 1 position. So where are people supposed to find the patience to perfect one resume and cover letter ? And these people that actually take the time to read over 10 cover letters a day do they even exist? Understand that it’s a numbers game. Nothing personal against your company. It’s hiring manager like yourself that’s pushing good resumes out of the door!

    • Jen says:

      I can understand what you’re saying about the typos. But overall you employers are crazy; cruel; have unrealistic expectations; lack empathy; making a lot of us losing cell phones, internet, and/homes; miserable; and/or suicidal all because you want the PERFECT candidate and why is that? Because you people don’t want to train anymore! A professional and sane business should train their new employees because that way employees will be on the same page and the office and company will run efficiently. As a customer, I just can’t stand how workers don’t do their jobs and make so many mistakes. And it is because they weren’t trained either! Look at how not training your employees affects your customer service which results in losing business a.k.a. money.

      We are all suffering because you people are too lazy to train us if we do not meet the EXACT qualifications and keep your business running smoothly! This is not dating where we are all look for the perfect match as a partner! It’s a job. And stop being so damn paranoid about any flaw – you people are acting like narcissists and psychopaths and probably are! Jobseekers should learn how to interview with these types of people. Maybe that will do it!

      • Trisha says:

        Agreed. The same happened to me. I just finally gave up

        • savannah says:

          I got out of a job that started in training with 20 people when we got to doing the job it wasn’t at ALL like what we were TOLD in training and there was NO help at all. Only 2 of us lasted. It was all about bullying and inferior software, the computers literally CRASHED all day long and you spent most of your time rebooting. The management BLAMED employees, which was ludicrous. It was their INFERIOR server that couldn’t handle it. Then team meetings they would HUMILIATE people. Managers didn’t even KNOW the software. I quit after being BLAMED for something I didn’t do. I wasn’t going to be cussed out anymore by an inferior. Yes, my mgr was an UNEDUCATED, SMELLY, FOUL MOUTHED, KISS ASS, MAGGOT, who thought she could treat others like trash. I quietly collected my things, and LEFT. I did my job. I am not sad I left, because when word traveled I left, others followed. I ran into a snr mgr at the store he asked why I quit. I said GOGGLE the 10 reasons why good employees LEAVE. Maybe you will figure it out or learn something. Isn’t that what management does? After all I was just a seat filler to you. I can’t know such complex info, or at least that was what your lil darling kiss ass mgr use to get in our faces and say to us. One of those GREAT moments in life.

    • Claire says:

      Of course as an employer you’ll run into a lot of unqualified candidates or ones that haven’t taken the time to improve resumes or correct misspellings.

      But gave you ever wondered why? My resume is updated, cover letters briefly and succinctly explain my qualifications and I guarantee no misspellings, but because I’m not the unicorn candidate I’m rejected

      I’m a lawyer transitioning in my career and although I have legal experience, because I didn’t work for a top law firm, (which about 80% want) I’m somehow not a fit. Mainly because short sided hiring managers don’t see that people who worked for small firms have just as much experience if not more.

      Also, although I only have about 3 years of experience in this field of law, I even returned to school to gain a masters in that field to prove I was serious and passionate not to mention well versed but I still get thanks but no thanks

      Believing that I was missing something I had a friend whose worked in the industry for some time review my resume and she couldn’t understand it either but chalked it up to employers being lazy because I was qualified but needed some training and learning curve and most don’t want to do that which is unrealistic.

      Also have been ghosted by interviewers and recruiters. One person had me spend time out of my day to do an written assessment and didn’t even call me back despite multiple attempts on my part to follow up. Again, thinking it was me I had a law professor friend read over my writing and he said that it was perfect.

      So while it is true that candidates can be challenging. I believe it’s the employer who has become more rude and unprofessional 1) because looking for candidates can be overwhelming leaving the efforts to remain professional impossible

      2) with an unstable job market geared more towards unskilled labor jobs professionals find ourselves in a pool of job seekers whom are treated as insignificant by arrogant employers believing that their time, and efforts are more valuable than candidates.

      It’s eye opening to someone whose spent almost 15 years out of the job market and a stark contrast to how things used to be when i was a younger attorney just out of law school years ago.

      People have gotten ruder and lazier and unfortunately, hiring managers are now no different

      • Ray says:

        Wow, that’s exactly how I feel. 100% agree it’s laziness on their behalf and just a pool of endless excuses!

        I had a personal friend/roommate who is a vet and when he got out of the navy, went back to college, worked very hard to pursue his masters in law and ran into the same thing. No firm would hire him. Needless to say he finally gave up and had to get a job at Wal-Mart just to help his wife pay some of the bills. He felt like a failure.

        It’s really sad how much talent is being thrown away through laziness and automated systems.

        • savannah says:

          Well said. I had a gal taking selfies my whole interview and asked me the same question over and over, she wasn’t even LISTENING. It is really FRIGHTENING how these MORONS are the gatekeepers in some of these places.
          Have you been “parsed” out of an opportunity. Some places use that tool. It somehow got the idea that I needed sponsorship for a job. When I got a HR name and asked why they rejected my resume for this. HR said well the system captured this incorrectly. I was BORN and RAISED on this soil. I can’t FIGHT a system that prefills info on applications and undo fields it prefills that I don’t SEE. I said could you please UNDO this and resubmit so I have an opportunity. Her response was NO. If it is captured in the system we don’t have ACCESS to change it. I said so you won’t interview a person who has the credentials but because there is some GLITCH in your ATS/parsing you are ok with that? I then proceeded to include this info on glassdoor, indeed, YELP, etc. Because that was ridiculous

  11. James says:

    Sometimes the job is advertised as part of company policy and they have to appear to conduct a fair and unbiased interview process, yet they already have a chosen candidate for the job right from the start….

  12. Frank says:

    Government is ignoring this difficulty. It is nearly impossible to find a good job in the US in IT unless you happen to have the right credential for the job. IT jobs don’t even require a college degree any more (except for upper management positions); they rely on certifications. Certs that are expensive and time consuming to acquire. The job situation in the US is broken and the “roaring economy” stories we hear are lies. The reason the unemployment is so low is that people have been forced to take jobs they hate just to pay the bills – or just barely pay the bills.

    • Tristan says:

      The true reason that “unemployment is so low” is really due to the fact the numbers are taken by who is DRAWING unemployment. Once a person has consumed the benefits they are allowed, and are no longer being paid, they are removed from the monitoring system. Every time people are removed they can state that “unemployment numbers are done” as a result of fewer people actively drawing unemployment benefits.

  13. Mr. Harris says:

    No matter what I do, I can’t find a job everywhere. How are you even supposed to have experience when no one gives you a chance? And don’t give me that college degree speech, because that’s bullshit. I’m already in debt because of that. I’m pissed and soon, I’m gonna become the monster everyone fucking fears if I don’t get hired. I’m tired of going hungry.

    • Jennifer says:

      I’m having a hard time, too. It’s absolutely ridiculous. All my life, I have never had a hard time getting a job. I think the employers are personality disordered. They’re psychotic. They want the perfect candidate like it’s dating. It’s just a job… not dating … you know when you’re looking for the “one”. Hire the person and train them. That’s it. It used to be that way. How are we supposed to survive? And why is the unemployment rate so low when it is this hard to get a job? That makes no sense. That’s crazy, too!

      • Neda says:

        I’m having the same issue. I feel like some companies don’t even know what they want, they just drag you in for an interview then they go completely silent on you. And don’t even get me started on recruiting agencies. I’ve never been out of the job for more than 3 months , now it’s been 6 months. I feel like it’s a lose lose situation.

        • Jennifer says:

          Thanks for replying. Omg! Recruiters don’t help at all and some have put down my experience. They are mean and nuts, too. The world has gone mad. I’m just wondering when or if it will just go back to “normal” already. This is scary.

          • Tara says:

            I’ve been out of work for 4 months after a layoff and having the most difficult time. I have 24 years of healthcare experience and a doctorate. The feeling so defeated and depressed. I’m going to lose my mind, not to mention my house and cars. I feel bad for my husband and kids. I have built this great life and now it’s going to be taken away. How can I not feel hopeless?

          • G Morgan says:

            Yes I agree with you. At some point the country’s mask will come off. At that point it will be extreme to the max , factor in climate change and the Terminator world. I believe best recourse is to disconnect from the source entirely. Difficult to do but keep the awareness. Proceed for yourself as if it’s a foreign, lost culture. Take advantage of it but have the final movement to be on your own. Good luck!

      • Buddy says:

        Part of the reason the unemployment rate is so low is because the Labor Force Participation Rate has been declining, so less working age adults are actively working or looking for work. Another reason is the huge amount of new low-paying, part-time jobs in the service sector. People are technically counted as employed under U3 if they work 1 hour a week.
        The unemployment rate is not a very good measure of the labor market under today’s current conditions……but yeah i’m struggling too! Finding a decent paying job with my college degree should not be this difficult!

  14. Jennifer says:

    I’m having a hard time, too. It’s absolutely ridiculous. All my life, I have never had a hard time getting a job. I think the employers are personality disordered. They’re psychotic. They want the perfect candidate like it’s dating. It’s just a job… not dating … you know when you’re looking for the “one”. Hire the person and train them. That’s it. It used to be that way. How are we supposed to survive? And why is the unemployment rate so low when it is this hard to get a job? That makes no sense. That’s crazy, too!

    • Ray says:

      In the same boat. I hear you! They want the perfect candidate -a candidate who does not have longevity or work ethic! Forbid you don’t know one piece of software but have all the necessary experience for the rest of the role!

  15. Neda says:

    I’m having the same issue. I feel like some companies don’t even know what they want, they just drag you in for an interview then they go completely silent on you. And don’t even get me started on recruiting agencies. I’ve never been out of the job for more than 3 months , now it’s been 6 months. I feel like it’s a lose lose situation.

  16. Jay says:

    I have also been without a job much longer than I ever expected. Its hard when you see all the headlines about a worker shortage and can’t land a job. I have over 10 years of experience and feel like a loser.

  17. Don R says:

    So much for the skills gap and the lie about the red hot jobs market.

    After graduating from university in 2008, I burned out my wheels for almost 10 years working low-pay jobs that didn’t require a degree. Gave up 2 years ago and now I just travel the world on a shoe string.

  18. Ivan says:

    It never helps that the older generations don’t understand.
    They have the experience needed to get a new job if they had to and they never had to deal with the same challenges.

    “Give them a firm handshake and say I want this job.”
    That will get you the job they say.
    What a load of horse manure.

    If the algorithms don’t get you. The high standards or ‘affirmitive action’ will get you. Its all about who you are and who you know.

    • Anonymous says:

      You are right!

      They don’t give a horse’s a** that you want the job.
      Having so many apply for one job is making them sadistic.

  19. Ray says:

    I really am at a loss myself. Healthcare company I was with for 11 years decided to do away with their private insurance arm and I was a Senior Claims Examiner. They said they would help us all find positions but all they would offer were entry-level billing positions (which for me was a huge step backwards considering I did that when I started). With my experience I did not think it would be this difficult to land a decent position and once again have job security and a meaningful career. I am now broke, credit cards are maxed and I can’t pay my end of the mortgage. But these employers keep wasting time and offering the same position for months and then do not review your resume when you apply for the said position. It is beyond maddening! I don’t even know how I am going to job search once my internet gets shut off for lack of being able to pay the bill! Will be the same situation with my cell phone soon…on the bright side I guess the collectors won’t be able to reach me since they seem to be the only ones calling! The whole process is self-defeating and these companies don’t care, the leaders have their three digit salary and cozy positions!

    • Lauren says:

      Use the library computer if you don’t have the internet anymore. I did that years ago … although since everything has gone crazy, I can’t say if that is allowed anymore. But you can try that. And there are free government cell phone services for low income individuals (my mom uses it).

      • Ray says:

        Oh yes definitely I would if I have to. I am not there and it’s likely I will have help with paying it. I’m just throwing it out there that it is getting to the point of being that bad. I am revamping my resume so hopefully things will start to look up. As hard as it is, you just have to keep trying. What else is there to lose?

  20. Ray says:

    Also I want to add -why- seriously- WHY when a recruiter or employer reaches out to you on a site such as LinkedIn and tells you about an opportunity and you reply and say you are interested and would like to know more -do they not answer back?

    • Anonymous says:

      Because they have mass mailed over 1000 people — not just you — and are flooded with responses.

      Or they are just playing a game.

  21. Pigbitin Mad says:

    It definitely is AgeIsm. These are the key takeaways for me.

    1. We are vilified for not being “agile” and are constantly accused of being averse to change.
    2. When they see numerous jobs in various industry, rather than being praised for being “agile,” we are again vilified as either a “jack of all trades” or “career changers” which is their code for a FAILURE.
    3. Women are all advised to apply for jobs even when we don’t meet ALL of the qualifications (as this is what men do), only to get raked over the coals and interrogated about one thing you may lack which is a proprietary software that only they use. And because the interviewer found it difficult to learn, they assume you are a moron to because they can’t imagine what it is like not to be a moron.
    4. We are expected to know everything under the sun about this job and how to do it, when our chances of actually getting hired are lower than my chances of getting killed by a terrorist tomorrow. Would people spend $1.00 on a lottery ticket if they had to spend a couple of weeks studying for a completely new subject test each time they bought one? This is what the modern job hunt has become. Instead of taking two weeks to learn the job (the efficient way). You have to learn an entirely new job every month just to apply…. and then see the job go to someone whose idea of literature is Harry Potter and graphic novels.
    5. If you are not in love with the sound of your own voice and relentlessly positive in the face of being told constantly that you are a “loser” because you cannot describe how, “once upon a time I purchased office supplies from a catalog” or “once I created a spreadsheet that calculated automatically the totals for each RFQ” as though it were tantamount to running a multinational corporation, or inventing time travel.
    6. Actually able to see that people who constantly blab about their own accomplishments are generally people who never have time to actually DO anything. If you are not one of those tiresome blabbermouths and are actually able to focus and remember things you are told, you are summarily dismissed as not “a go getter” or a “team player.” Don’t believe me? What happened the last time you tried to transfer an internet or Cable TV account to a new address just four blocks away (Cable? Oh right, that makes me a Luddite).

    • savannah says:

      Well said. I had a gal taking selfies my whole interview and asked me the same question over and over, she wasn’t even LISTENING. It is really FRIGHTENING how these MORONS are the gatekeepers in some of these places.
      Have you been “parsed” out of an opportunity. Some places use that tool. It somehow got the idea that I needed sponsorship for a job. When I got a HR name and asked why they rejected my resume for this. HR said well the system captured this incorrectly. I was BORN and RAISED on this soil. I can’t FIGHT a system that prefills info on applications and undo fields it prefills that I don’t SEE. I said could you please UNDO this and resubmit so I have an opportunity. Her response was NO. If it is captured in the system we don’t have ACCESS to change it. I said so you won’t interview a person who has the credentials but because there is some GLITCH in your ATS/parsing you are ok with that? I then proceeded to include this info on glassdoor, indeed, YELP, etc. Because that was ridiculous

  22. Ray says:

    @pigbitin -you are so dead on!

  23. Buttons says:

    It’s been about three months for me which is the longest I have been without a job. Did some interviews, one I was really stoked about but then they ended up not filling the position at all. As many people are saying in this thread, it’s like these places want someone who is perfect yet they have such impersonal ways of communicating with candidates. It makes me sad. Someone mentioned not being able to use the internet because their cable might get cut. You can always go to the library. Just wanted to throw that out there cause I use it all the time. It’s very helpful. Anyway, it seems like employers are looking for robots. You could be skilled, have a lovely resume with excellent sentence structure, advanced grammar and rhetoric and yet, nada. Or the only job you even see opened is part time and wouldn’t make you enough money to pay rent in the worst part of the booty-nasty ghetto. Employment in a first world country that you were born in and schooled in is not too much to expect as adult. Or are my expectations too high, even with a decade of experience, a degree and all the appropriate skills for my field? Come on, this is just depressing.

  24. Deilgat says:

    I went back to school in my late 20s to make my mom proud and took out thousands in federal loans. I graduated WASC accredited with honors and I did that while working full time. Now, two years later, I have been searching for a job 5 months. Now, some may think this guy could be a weirdo and there must be a reason for not hiring. I currently am president of a notable public speaking club and have a mental and social acumen that is adequate. Now, I am almost homeless, on food stamps, in forbearance on school loans that are accruing interest, and DESPERATE. I have applied and gotten turned down from part time home depot sales clerk to working the front desk at the gym. I have been suicidal and seeing shows like Paid Off with Michael Tropey makes me throw up. Trillions of dollars in debt and we get a gameshow… My advice, “stay strong or don’t, people running this country don’t give a f#$k.”

    • Andrea says:

      It seems like most people are in the same situation in this country. I’ve been looking for a full-time job for 5 years, since graduating college. I literally do not understand how people find one. I just want to live like a normal functioning human.

  25. Kurt says:

    Let me first say 99% of all comments here are correct here. The problem is not us the people searching for a challenging new opportunity the problem is this country, government, employers because everything is focused on profit. We have a government that cannot manage money yet we pay taxes really and where does that go deficit. Most employers have no clue you are just a number. I’m sure you have had interviews tried to followup and never a response, great communication by the employer common courtesy that as a candidate should tell you something. Here is something for everyone to think about never give up, never let them get the best of you, as a candidate you take control. If you do an interview feel like you are being played beat them to the punch tell them you’re not interested. As potential candidates we need to take control and employers need to be put in their place. There will always be someone to hire but those of us with the skill level that are really looking for will be hard to acquire. Always stay positive never give up even when things get tough. You will find what you’re looking for don’t get frustrated don’t give in. Most employers are a joke but there are those out there that get it. Like mentioned here the unemployment rate is not low another lie. Strive forward take control and don’t let employers walk on you. You are better than all of them and if they don’t recognize what you have to offer you’re not worth it move on.

    • Lauren says:

      The world has gone mad with this politics stuff and I feel like it’s leaking into businesses and employers are abusing their power in their hiring decisions and positions. Plus, I think the world is being gaslighted from the chaos (narcissism) and that is also leaking into and out of the business world.

  26. MK says:

    I’m in the same boat, and I’m doing my very best not to get depressed. God help us all.

  27. James says:

    This is the reason why I left the UK.

    I applied for many jobs there. They wasted my time. When I looked for work in another country it was easy to find. So….my middle finger to the recruiters in UK.

  28. L says:

    I read that employees have ghosted their jobs ever since there have been a lot of jobs “available”. So, I think this might be why employers are being very selective and not training anymore. They probably don’t want to waste time training somebody if they may just ghost and job hop elsewhere since there are so many jobs out there.

    Nothing is perfect. There are a lot of jobs but it has come with this cost…. very cautious and selective hiring processes due to ghosting employees and job hoppers….

    • Ray says:

      Wrong. Explain those of us who have been in a position for over a decade and can’t find anything but the bare minimum that starts at less than almost 1/2 of what we made before. The positions being hired are ridiculously far from where we live or underpaid for what is expected or a combination of the two. And yes, people will ghost if they are treated like shit for the bare minimum (low pay, no benefits, hours and a commute that when all put together consumes your entire day, etc, etc).

      By the way, this is especially true for positions being filled by temp agencies. Temp agencies should be a red flag because through my own experience it indicates the company has a very high turnover and is unable to retain employees…

      …and for good reason!

      When you, the “temp” plays by the rules and sacrifices everything and give more than you are receiving and more responsibilities (including ridiculous ones such as cleaning out the break room refrigerator that you never use) are added because those who are permanent are incompetent and the said company is offering nothing in return but more nonsense you have every right to “ghost” them when they refuse to improve conditions much less offer you full time when you have smiled and nodded or even offered suggestions to help them do better not to mention provide more production in 2-3 days than most do in a whole week.

      Yes you’re right. Nothing is perfect, and the same as employers have a right to can you as they deem fit in a right to work state, you have the right to leave and not put up with it. Has nothing to do with being hired on with a good company that values you and will let you shine for them.

      Treat your employees well (the good ones) and they will take care of you.

      • Nicki says:

        You are so right. The opposite is true of what L “read”.

        People are working themselves to the bone, staying with jobs that are killing them where they are disrespected and undercompensated, because there is no where else to go or every place else is just as bad, and hundreds of applications for each position (and then someone’s friend or relative gets hired anyway.)

        I don’t know what kind of fantasy land “L” is living in.

  29. Anonymous says:

    I understand the struggle it’s near impossible to get a low end entry-level jobs in good old Louisville KY let alone a decent quality one despite having a bachelor’s degree. Everyone has their reason and explanation for their given situation. Based on my repetitive experience, I would say a disproportionate amount of jobs are filled through knowing people, otherwise your left to play this delusional game of thinking of how to improve your resume, interviewing skills, and etc just to fight for the scrapes. While the interviewer picks and chooses who they overall want despite your qualifications, basing their decision on all sorts of biases, its the miserable truth. Its a unfair world, if we all truly knew everything taking place you would gasp in disbelief. There’s a clear unfair reason why some people are able to get higher level jobs and scale their careers faster despite not being particularly qualified, while others who are more qualified have to figuratively jump through hoops for the same opportunity. How much of everything that goes on do we truly know and much do we assume is being handled fairly. I get it there’s a lot of applicants for a single job, so naturally there’s a lot competition, unless you connections. Employers don’t care that you have been looking for work for months, hell years, if anything that work’s against you. Employers elongate the process pretending to look for this perfect fit in a world full of morons. The interview process is a joke plain and simple. You have moron hiring managers reverting to their most primitive instinct to be racist/biased whilst clarifying in their own head that their making informative business decisions. Life goes on, you live and learn its a unfair world, but what can you do. Stay positive despite it endlessly testing you.

  30. LM says:

    I have been experiencing the same. I have been looking for a position for 6 months now have a BS degree and 7 years of successful medical sales experience. Never envisioned it would be this challenging. I have interviewed with a few Pharma companies who all use a video interview as the 1st interview step. A question appears on the screen you have 3 seconds before you are video taped with your under 3 min response. This is just not natural. It’s very impersonal and awkward to stare at yourself while answering a question. This is not a accurate way of interviewing.

  31. Carlos says:

    would it make sense if we all share social media account and build connections? My IG is Carlossden

  32. Mark says:

    After reading a whole lot of these comments it is apparent that many of you on here have degrees of some sort or other, but so does a whole lot of other people because the diploma craze has been pushed as a necessity for decades to the point where degrees have become a “dime a dozen”. I always felt that whenever a country comes out of recession the very first place to find a job is in the trade businesses where there is a willingness to give training and income while you learn the trade. The best thing about trades is there is always a job available when the going gets tough even during the recession years. Some may have to think about changing their aim at getting a different kind of job and be willing to go where the jobs are instead of wishing and hoping things were different depending on your situation. Sometimes one has to go to the jobs instead of waiting for the jobs to come to them. I realize what I am saying is easier said than done and I myself have had to do it in the past, but life does NOT come with guarantees either even in a Socialist society..

    • Double_tea says:

      Wrong. I know plenty of trades persons out of work. Union plumbers, carpenters and electricians, also a fully qualified auto mechanic. Yet all I hear about is how we never have enough trades people or middle skilled folks like mechanics to fill jobs. Rubbish. Stop lying to people. And trade schools aren’t free. They’re starting to cost almost as much as a really cheap four year University.
      Business “leaders” think they make more money by not hiring anyone and this is true in the very short term. It’s at the expense of the workers they do have because now those workers have to work more than one job because of greed and idiocy. Job merging is the new normal and workers have families so they can’t quit. It’s abusive. Or, they can just scream at the government for some socialism for themselves in the form of tax payer funded jobs training programs or more worker visas.

      • L says:

        This whole job search is abusive. These employers treat us like we aren’t good enough but really they are crazy. Since the president and Democratic party are fighting against each other, I think that abuse spread to businesses and hiring even more now. And the republicans who are probably business owners and hiring officials are acting like Trump. This whole thing feels like a phase and a side effect of this political warfare. My hope is that when we get a different president who is not a narcissist, this will stop and calm down.

      • L says:

        I also am researching and reading that republicans are against higher education. So, college grads are going to suffer from bias And we are. But people who have been working are suffering too. I’m wondering if whatever political party we are, we should interview at jobs who are the same party. Maybe that’s how we will get hired now days?? Idk anymore.

        • Bulging Speedo says:

          L, you keep saying you are “reading” things… assuming this is internet garbage that you actually BELIEVE because… everything on the internet IS TRUE? LOL!!!
          We came out of a VERY long recession period. During that time we lost millions of jobs, worldwide and at the same time ADDED millions more people who are capable and able to work. The source of our problems is quite simple: too many people, too few jobs. There are no conspiracies, politics or corporate greed involved. In addition to what I’ve already mentioned, add to that… we are becoming vastly more efficient via new technology every single day. This advance of technology eliminates jobs, too. Think of it this way. My grandfather died at the age of 109 in 1974. He and his wife produced six kids who gave them 21 grandchildren. But since he was born in 1865, did his generation CREATE ten or twenty times the number of jobs for his grandchildren AND his six kids and their spouses in the USA? No.

    • JS says:

      I’m almost 50. Am I supposed to go to trade school for several years now and incur that debt on top of my other debt for the minuscule chance that someone is going to hire an inexperienced 55 year old electrician or plumber?

  33. Mark says:

    Hello everyone. I share your pain. I was let go from my engineering job in August 2018, and have been aggressively searching for work since that time. Like many of you I am highly qualified but overlooked as a candidate. I have been lucky to get some interviews, but when none of them result in job offers I do not even get excited anymore when called in for interviews.

    I recommend that you consider substitute teaching while you are between jobs. All it requires is a college degree and a passing score on the CBEST, a relatively easy 4 hr. exam covering basic math and reading (multiple choice), as well as a subjective part with 2 essay questions.

    There is a huge shortage of substitute and job listings everyday, so you can sub as little or as often as you to…pays anywhere from $140-$170/day. Not terrible since you only work 6 hrs., and can help pay the bills.

    Wishing you all the best,

    Mark

    • AMJ says:

      Mark,
      As a person with a teaching degree in a supposed teacher shortage, the job market it even more difficult as it was in 2008. Most substitute teachers are only required to have a high school diploma. That being said, having substituted two years ago, and recently looked into it again, most subs make $64 a day and only work two or three days a week. As a mother of three children, I had to work two jobs, a waitress at night, just to cover daycare at $140 a week per child. For those of us with small children, small jobs like these are often unrealistic because we make less than the cost of childcare.

      • Mark says:

        Thank you for your reply. This is not the case in California. A college degree is required as well as a passing score on CBEST. I get multiple sub requests sent to me everyday. In the SF Bay Area where I live most of the listings pay between $140-$170/Day, with the median pay of about $160/day. I go through an agency called SwingEducation, to get the substitute request listings. SwingEducation represents schools nationwide so you may want to take a look at their services.

        All the Best,

        • Anonymous says:

          Please Mark.
          Get out of your little SF bubble world.
          San Francisco is an exception to the rule, an anomaly.
          Do you expect people to move to SF and pay $3000 in rent for insecure part time sub work? What do you think it’s going to cost to uproot a family and move to SF with a huge security deposit and 1st month rent, IF someone can even find a place there without being outbid by tech execs? California where cost of living is higher than anywhere else, including car insurance and everything else. Where the homeless rate is higher than anywhere else in the US because of the lack of affordable housing. Are you aware of the movie The Last Black Man in SF?
          Don’t you see how unintentionally cruel it is to sit there and rave about how much people can be making in SF? And your temp job “helps to pay the bills.” What if a person actually needs a job that Will Pay the Bills and not just go towards the bills? Thank god you are an engineer and not a counselor.

          • Mark says:

            …and thank god you are not an engineer. As an engineer I look for rational solutions to problems. If one has a problem with being unemployed with no immediate job prospects and no income then substitute teaching (even if it is only part time) makes sense while in between jobs so at least a person can have some cash flow, which is better than none. And, substitute teaching is flexible so a person could decide to take time off to look and interview for full time jobs. Given there will always be opportunities to substitute, even though they may not be 5 days a week, at least it is something to fall back on while unemployed. By the way, based on my experience substituting, students can at times be easier to deal with than adults.

          • Mark says:

            …and thank god you are not an engineer. As an engineer I look for rational solutions to problems. If one has a problem with being unemployed with no immediate job prospects and no income then substitute teaching (even if it is only part time) makes sense while in between jobs so at least a person can have some cash flow, which is better than none. And, substitute teaching is flexible so a person could decide to take time off to look and interview for full time jobs. Given there will always be opportunities to substitute, even though they may not be 5 days a week, at least it is something to fall back on while unemployed. By the way, based on my experience substituting, students can at times be easier to deal with than adults.

    • Mary says:

      In Polk county Florida it’s $90 per day for substitute teachers.

      • Anonymous says:

        Right. And there is no guarantee of work or that you will work 5 days a week.
        You would be better off at Target or Trader Joes. Better pay, less stress, more consistent hours. And benefits as well. And you get to talk to adults at work.

  34. AJ says:

    As someone who worked in HR, I can tell you that one reason employers are so picky these days is because the hiring process is so expensive. That HR lady that is doing nothing more than asking you questions to see if you’re a good fit and then sending you off to a manager for an interview is making more money than the average worker – not to mention all the other positions in HR that don’t make the company any money – HR Generalist, HRIS Analyst, Compensation Manager, HR Specialist, HR Administrative assistant, HR Benefits Manager, etc. These positions and this department eat a huge chunk of the companies funds, but don’t add as much value as they claim. These positions are inflated because HR Professionals will have you believing that a company can’t survive without all their rules and regulations and benefit plans, etc. These companies need to wake up and realize that American people are craving the days of the past when hiring was simpler, benefits were less complicated and there weren’t so many hoops to jump through. We as Americans have made this process so hard with our “progress”. That Recruiter whom makes $70,000 a year that, you just sent your resume to – just threw your resume in the garbage because how dare you put your picture on your resume and you are weird looking – I saw a recruiter do this once and it was disgusting. These companies put so much time and money into these HR departments and you end up with the mess we now have, with recruiting software that denies an application before a human could even look at it just because you don’t have the right keywords. It’s unbelievable to me that we are in this place and we call it progress. That recruiter is not working any harder than anyone else; she reviews what ever resume the software is telling her is a good fit, sending an email (sometimes depending on the software they don’t even have to do that, the!), schedules a phone call with you, possibly brings you in for a interview, runs reports and goes to meetings – she is making three times as much as someone whom does grueling work, or stands on their feet all day, or even the HR Assistant sitting across from her that does 10 times as much real work as she does. This is what’s wrong with the job market – the wrong people are paid the good money, and “they” made the hiring process way more complicated than it needs to be.
    FYI – I have nothing against recruiters, in fact in the 1990’s I worked for a staffing agency and Jr Recruiter and it was one of my favorite jobs, the pay was terrible at $10 an hour. Now entry-level recruiters make much better money and their job is easier because they have software that far exceeds what we had in the ’90s.

    • Bulging Speedo says:

      What incentive does ANY person in Human Resources have to do their job? They can be slackers. They can be go-getters. It doesn’t matter. There is absolutely no reason for an HR pro to do a good job that benefits company performance.

  35. Jimmy says:

    I left a job after they relocated me to an off-site location and slowly stripped me of my responsibilities.

    Afterwards, I spent two years straight on job interview after job interview. Not a single offer. I eventually took whatever I could which was a role much beneath my degree and experience. They worked me to the bone and I made about half of what I used to.

    Now I’m considering looking for another job and I’m having a hard time bringing myself to even apply anywhere. I know what’s gonna happen. More and more rejection because they found someone else who was a “better fit.” I’m about to just start outright lying on my resume and in interviews. Who knows where it could take me?

  36. Jen says:

    I’m in Australia. It’s just as bad here. I haven’t been able to get a job since I graduated from uni in 2012. Nepotism and its cousin cronyism are the killers here. For example, I applied for a role that was perfect me because I had the exact experience and qualifications necessary, not to mention I lived in the remote town of said vacancy. My application was not acknowledged. I was not interviewed and the job went to the Process Manager’s brother-in-law, who had no experience or qualifications relevant to the job. It’s almost impossible in this country to get an unskilled position if you are over 30 and aren’t seeking a VISA extension. I can’t branch out into a new field or even a parallel field because they all want you to have buttloads of experience doing some specific thing that’s impossible to learn unless you’ve already done the job, leading to the circular problem: you can’t get a job without experience and you can’t get experience without a job. I don’t even bother anymore. What’s the point? I’m just lucky that my husband earns enough to support both of us, but that doesn’t help me to feel any less like a total loser who has wasted a good portion of their life obtaining qualifications that were basically useless in the end anyway.

  37. Joe says:

    Everyone of my peers I’ve noticed have gotten their job from knowing someone its unfair but they would never have a job without it. Interviewing could waste your life away its endless with no end in sight. Interviews are for people who are still naive to how the corrupt process works. I’ve given up on interviews never gotten anywhere with them. I’ve been job hunting for 2 years out of college. I’ve tried staffing agency’s which are the worst, they don’t even have jobs they pretty much use your qualifications to get their foot in the door to establish connections with companies for business purposes. Everywhere you go they give you this political b.s. answer that just feeds the madness, because they don’t care they have a job so its not their problem. Interviews are a joke, I can’t state that enough. Knowing someone to pull you in is everything, hell even this article mentions networking aka connections. Your degrees don’t matter unless you have someone to vouch for you. Getting your foot in the door its like winning the lottery you don’t know how you did it.

  38. Mark says:

    …except your goal may be to work at a higher level than the positions available at Target or Trader Joes. Do think they are going to give you time off to go to job interviews or look for jobs? At least as a substitute you have flexibility to do that. Of course you do what you have to do, and there is nothing wrong with working at Target or Trader Joes, regardless of the job classifications.

  39. Buddy says:

    Part of the reason the unemployment rate is so low is because the Labor Force Participation Rate has been declining, so less working age adults are actively working or looking for work. Another reason is the huge amount of new low-paying, part-time jobs in the service sector. People are technically counted as employed under U3 if they work 1 hour a week.
    The unemployment rate is not a very good measure of the labor market under today’s current conditions……but yeah i’m struggling too! Finding a decent paying job with my college degree should not be this difficult!

  40. dude says:

    The entire hiring process and use of ATS are broken. You can literally be rejected by the ATS system if it’s looking for the “scheduled” but you have “scheduling” as an example. the result is you will never get in front of a hiring manager.

  41. sara says:

    Jobs can suck my butt. I’d honestly be happier starving in the forest. At least rent is free.

  42. savannah says:

    I got out of a job that started in training with 20 people when we got to doing the job it wasn’t at ALL like what we were TOLD in training and there was NO help at all. Only 2 of us lasted. It was all about bullying and inferior software, the computers literally CRASHED all day long and you spent most of your time rebooting. The management BLAMED employees, which was ludicrous. It was their INFERIOR server that couldn’t handle it. Then team meetings they would HUMILIATE people. Managers didn’t even KNOW the software. I quit after being BLAMED for something I didn’t do. I wasn’t going to be cussed out anymore by an inferior. Yes, my mgr was an UNEDUCATED, SMELLY, FOUL MOUTHED, KISS ASS, MAGGOT, who thought she could treat others like trash. I quietly collected my things, and LEFT. I did my job. I am not sad I left, because when word traveled I left, others followed. I ran into a snr mgr at the store he asked why I quit. I said GOGGLE the 10 reasons why good employees LEAVE. Maybe you will figure it out or learn something. Isn’t that what management does? After all I was just a seat filler to you. I can’t know such complex info, or at least that was what your lil darling kiss ass mgr use to get in our faces and say to us. One of those GREAT moments in life.

  43. Nico says:

    The job force in america is an absolute joke. Employers want pre-packaged candidates, and then work them to the bone for very little reward back, which results in burn out. Older generations dont understand, they still believe the “apply at 3 jobs, you’ll get hired at one.” Now a days it is “apply at 200 , you’ll get 5 interviews, and MAYBE get hired at one.” College degrees mean nothing anymore. I’m considering moving into some mountains and becoming feral in the forests so that my only concern is which tree am I going to shit behind.

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