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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
over 6 months ago
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Frustration with potential employers ...MOVE ON!

I have been sharing in the frustrations of some Jobcasers this week.

Some made some bad decisions in their past and so have a felony record, but are ready to move forward having paid their societal debts. Shouldn't they be given a chance? How about a chance to even meet and explain the past and articulate what they have to offer in the future. Just to be considered? Turns out there are some employers who think the answer is 'no' across the board.

Other Jobcasers have an extra challenge to overcome such as Autism or ADHD. But many employers are not interested in starting an employment conversation despite there being a TON of examples of how people with extra-ordinary challenges so often bring extra-ordinary efforts and results.

Here's my thought about these potential employers. FORGET THEM! They really aren't worth your time.

Here's the good news. There are plenty of GREAT employers who would love to hear your story and give you a chance.

Heres the strategy: Focus on finding the great ones - not complaining or trying to change the ignorant ones.

So if you have a tougher 'story' to sell as a prospective employee. Don't let your emotions get the better of you if a jerk rejects you without any individual consideration for who you are or what you offer-- just FORGET THEM, and move on to finding employers who will consider you as an individual and who may prove to be the exact right fit for what you want! Job search takes a lot of energy. Don't spend that energy on trying to change someone who won't - spend it on finding those who are interested in listening to begin with. Much less energy to spend, much happier path, and much greater probability of success.

But as you find an ignorant one - be sure to post who to avoid here at Jobcase. You can review your interview process in the company sections - (be sure to find the right location). This way other jobcasers in similar spot as you can avoid wasting any time or energy knocking on the same ignorant door.

Jobcasers helping Jobcasers. Its what this site is all about. Its what is going to help give you ever more power in your work-life.
the more we all share and help one another, the more power we all get back in our work-life!

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Theresa Weaver

Agree all the way!

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Rosalba Perez

I agree all the way too!

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orville sinclair

Totally agree with this statement, everyone makes mistakes some more than others. we should never be judge by our past bad deeds. Just imagine how hard and loyal someone looking for a fresh start , and moving forward in a positive way; making themselves better with everyday. These are the folks you really want working for you.

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Joanne Groffel

I agree whole heartedly

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Jimmie Kave

Thanks, reading that statement was absolutely refreshing to me considering I have three (3) thing which hold me bavk in life 1) I have a criminal background; although I have had no altercations with the law since 1996. 2) My age; I am 48 yrs. old and will be 50 in less than two (2) years. 3) Just look at my profile picture; I'm sure you figure tge rest out. Not complaining, just happy and excited to know that there are others who are going through it now and/or have been going through it still as I am.

Thank you Mr. Goff. Hope I didn't cause a problem by being truthful.

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Arthur Grimes III

Have to agree with all you have stated. Recruiters as a rule will not look at you twice if they see a blemish. Some will Google you and search for you on social medias. Also I find they try to hire you at a poor wage scale for some of the employers "Giving Me a Break" at a wage far below standard pay. I recently graduated from a Cert Program at school, yet they feel that may past experience and my added education mean nothing!!!!. It does get frustrating, but we must work, good luck to all.

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