Many Companies Post Jobs But Aren't Really hiring
Over the years I see the same jobs posted month after month. I applied at many of them but never heard back. Then I found out that the reason is that they want to build a data base so that if a position opens up say in a few months they can quickly access the data bank and contact those most qualified. Of course they don't tell you this because then people won't waste their time filling out the on-line application which some can take up to 30 minutes for the larger companies.
This just show how rotten to the core these scum of earth US employers have become. They don't give a G-damn about wasting your time. Just greed greed, greed. They have this sickening attitude now that American's are just human waste to be flushed down the toilet. They all want so badly to outsource the jobs so they don't have to pay a decent wage or give benefits but if they are unable to outsource they only want to hire foreigners or kids living at home.
Of course this gives the illusion that there are many companies hiring which in truth many are not.
The Ever Changing Job Market
I've been in the workforce, training and recruitment field for many years and am definitely not impressed with theyway the recruitment / job market is going. You now apply on-line, attach your resume and hit "send." Off it goes through the airwaves and you are at a standstill, hoping to hear back from someone. If you follow up via telephone or email, you typically get the "if we are interested in you, we'll contact you" reply. I had been self employed for over 3 years and decided to take on a temporary to hire position through a placement agency in the Phoenix, Arizona area. During orientation was told that after 535 hours I'd be hired on by the company. Four months into the position and well past the allotted hours, I was laid off due to no work. The funny thing about this is that during my employment on this position I was the number one recruiter; however, when laid off never heard from my temporary agency again. Wow, things certainly have changed ..... customer service and satisfaction has left the building. I was offered a different temporary position at the same company with a hourly wage cut of $8.00. Decided not to take it and am looking out for my best interests. Employment agencies and typical companies are now doing 2-4 interviews prior to hiring. What in the heck created this havoc? I know there are plenty of minimum wage positions out there; but the careers which involve degrees and certifications have certainly seemed to have dried up in the Phoenix area.
Problems with online applications
I have recently started filling out online job applications and I am finding that there are so many that just don't work somewhere in the application process. Most say invalid email address ( no matter how many email addresses you have "I have 3 different types " whatever you enter does not work ) Many applications after you fill out all the necessary information won't let you submit because it shows a sad face with error 404 on the screen . And lastly when you finally get all your information put on the application they want you to log in as registered user unfortunately no matter what name you put in it says this username already exists ! Could be anything it already exists therefore you cannot submit ! Anyone else having these problems with online applications?
Job search Websites
Has anybody noticed that when you register to some of these websites you get a million calls a day! Not only that but it is these supposed job recruiters that you cannot understand what they are saying, or they don't answer when you say hello on your end of the line! Then when they do talk they try to get you into commission jobs or try to get you into school. I'd rather them email me all that stuff instead! I'd rather get a call for an interview for a company! What happened to applying the old school way! Fill out the app and no BS!!! Well the whole BS waiting and no courtesy call that you weren't selected for the job lol... What so y'all think?
Follow-up on Electronic Submitted Resumes and Applications
I have submitted multiple resumes and applications via electronic submission (which seems every company wants them this way) and I am wondering if I should follow-up with a phone call, email, or some other form of contact? I have been able to locate many HR individuals of the companies. There are several companies and positions I am deeply interested in. Any thoughts or guidance?
Should on line applications ask for your Social Security number?
I don't think that any on-line application should ask for your Social Security number. I don't feel safe doing that. I lost out on a job because I would not put it on the on-line application.
I feel I have dug myself into a hole. I worked as a senior client services administrator at a wealth management company until late 2013.. my 13 year old daughter tragically ended her life and because of the grief, despair, depression and anxiety I was unable to continue in an office environment. Around a year later, I was finally able to lift my head up out of the darkness and started bartending at two different places. I'm wanting to get back into administration but feel my being a bartender for the past 4 years gets my resume thrown right into the NO pile. Any suggestions? Thank you for reading.