Trending post
David Johnson
Bullet point

Qualifications or duties, how much frosting do you add to get a job? I keep getting told that "this means that" or you did that so you are qualified for this. I choose my words for communicating efficiently and effectively. So I am curious , is this an age gap thing or must one be obsequious to the interviewer using misnomers to gain employment in today's career battle royal. I prefer using words I and the interviewer both know and understand. But still underutilized in the monetary compensation league. Almost 60 and tired of getting notices that want a highly energetic and eager to please attitude in the exciting fields of Janitorial, Labor intensive and those Uber/Lift drivers. Over 30 years work experience including being a Firefighter/Officer with a major city. Responding to emergencies was my passion, making deli sandwiches not so much.

over 5 years ago
Matt Bornhorst
Bullet point
Community Specialist

Hi David Johnson - I gotta say, I love the way you described today's job search as a battle royale..

I think that using 'frosting' to get the job is alright. I limit my embellishing of my resume and cover letter to words I can actually pronounce and that seems to have worked out well for me so far..

What kinds of jobs are you looking for? The community is here to support and help you!