It is extremely bad for the job seeker. I will give you some example of jobs I applied for or wanted to apply for:
This is not quoted or paraphrased but just my summary of the jobs I Have seen.
Job 1 example
Job title: Youth Care Leader
Education level: Some college to 2 year degree with concentration in psychology,sociology or a related feild.
must haves)- The ablity to lead youth, You must have worked with youth in some capacity, general people skills.
Must pocess CPR certification and a chauffers license. We will not train or pay for either. This is a contract as needed job starting in July.
As you can see a lot of people would be qualfied but then you add in the last sentences that ruin the job. There is no guarntee of hours and if you
pay $100-$200 for both chauffers license there is no guarntee you will have any hours.
Job 2 example:
Job title: Mental Health Technican
Education Level BS in psychology or related feild.
must haves) Experience working in a mental health job espically in a crisis, CPR and First aid training recquired(must pay for own training
which is a week or so.)
Hours: 12 hours 2 days per week; if you can not work 12 hours then do not apply
Pay: $7.50-$10 per hour no benefits
This is just a insulting job offer to someone who is in deep debt due to college loans. I went to interveiw for this job and there are NO breaks. You
must eat before you come and you are only allowed short 5 minute bathroom breaks as needed. What ruins this again is the upfront costs for the
training. I don't have that kind of money or I wouldn't need a better job!
Non psychology job examples:
Job 1 Example;
Job tite: Customer Service Billing Agent
Education level: High school
Skills: 5 years of customer service, 2 that are related to billing for medical companies, phone experience, type 35 wpm,
Hours: Overnight,part time
Perferences: Spanish Speaking canidates will be given perference
Training is unpaid over a 3 week period.
As you can see this job is very specfic if you dont meet all qualifcations then you will not get a call back. I tried to apply for a similair
postition a year a go yet did not get a call back due to the fact I had NO experience with billing fror medical companies.(yet they can outsource this
type of job?)
MY point is the job choices are so specfic and not only that just to apply you are put through a battery of tests. For most customer service positions
I had to take a math test and answer 2 or 3 questionnares. There are many jobs that recquire you to pay something upfront to get a certian
certification or training. It becomes a pain looking for jobs. It used to be easy you went in applied, talked to manager and many times you were
hired. Now it is a nightmare. This is why so many people have given up.