posted on Jul, 9 2015 @ 03:53 PM
a reply to: mizeryindusk
Glad to know I am not the only one to feel like you do. And thanks for the thread and good ideas posters are providing. I will tell you about one job
I got as a Project Manager with projects across the US. I had submitted my resume and didn't hear anything. The next day I called and got the
President/CEO of the company through social engineering methods and he was impressed that not only did I get through to him, but that I was calling to
find out about the position and whether they made any decisions yet. He asked me to come in for an interview and told me straight up that he liked
what I did.
A lot of companies get thousands of resumes. One job I had had 4,000 applicants and they only chose 4 for the interview. I was at the top of my game
then. But, you can see the odds and that was in a good economy. You can probably figure that number would be way higher today and with many college
graduates applying. I am 50 now and suspect that companies want younger people that would be there longer and also willing to work for much less than
someone like me.
Not sure what you do, but I went and got my Real Estate license and worked selling new homes for builders here in Florida (yea I saw that comment
Flori-Duh lol). Anyway, sometimes you have to go outside the box and make extraordinary efforts to be noticed in the crowd. I wouldn't be going
through 16,000 resumes trying to compare them to everyone else. I am positive people will 'stick out' from the crowd and I will look into those
I am currently out looking for a new job. I had to leave my old one back in October. I hate the Corporate application process now. As you said,
filling out applications online and not knowing what is going on with it. The only corporation that had a tracking area for applicants to log into and
see what was going on was General Dynamics. Also, I will tell you that I run background checks at times and the last one I did pulled in multiple
social media accounts from MySpace all the way to Facebook and Twitter. If you are posting things out there that are derogatory in nature or not in
line with either the corporate or hiring manager's personal politics you may have a problem. I know it should not be the case, but you will never get
that out of them. Just think about having a business and you need someone and there are two well qualified individuals that applied. You run a check
and see one is active on social media and spouts politics and beliefs contrary to yours and the other is of the same flavor as you. Who would you hire
if you had to be around that person every day, maybe even more than family and friends?
We live in a new paradigm and you have to change your tactics. Also, clean up your social media mess and act accordingly. I noticed most friends with
high level jobs, some international, have any social media so locked down that only family and friends can see still do not post anything to it other
than very innocuous, general, thanks and good day type stuff. Back in the day, it was virtually impossible to know what was in someones head. Today it
is all backed up and neatly packaged for all to see if they want to. People often have no knowledge of the effects posting something might have on
their future employment opportunities which is why I point it out.
Anyway, good luck to you and I hope you have a very successful future.
edit on 9/7/15 by spirit_horse because: typos