posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 01:41 PM
Anyone remember Ross Perot? Good ol' Ross warned the American people many years ago about the "giant sucking sound" of jobs being shipped overseas
because of NAFTA. The American voter failed to take action, and now that "giant sucking sound" is all to loud, and all too clear.
I, too, have applied for countless jobs that I am more than qualified for, and never received a phone call for an interview. Most of the time, I
attribute it to the incompetency of the HR department, and the fact that my resume is essentially a "cold call".
Either the job posting is not legitimate, or there are too many applicants for the position and the HR department is overwhelmed. Pardon me for being
frank, but most of the people I have spoken to in HR departments are clueless, incompetent idiots that don't have any idea how to place people for a
Heck, half of them cannot even read a resume, let alone understand it. HR recruiters make blanket, ridiculous assumptions based on a resume's
content, without carefully examining the content and understanding how it applies to the job in question. They are too stupid and ignorant to
understand because they don't actively work at the job itself.
A lot of companies have turned to extensive phone screening before even granting a face-to-face interview. Ridiculous.
I am basically convinced that you either have to start your own business, go back to school and study a highly technical field in high demand
(nursing, accounting, etc.), or simply conserve your financial resources and wait for this recession to blow over.
The bottom line is that very, very few companies are hiring. They are slashing budgets, laying people off, downsizing, or going out of business.
They have a formal hiring freeze, and don't have any interest in hiring new workers.