Abby Green
over 6 months ago
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Any Advise Please

I have been searching for employment in IT industries since April, I posted my resume out to one of the career web portals and I have been receiving tons of interviews calls, however, I did a couple of interviews. But, till now I have not been able to receive any job offer. Am not sure what is going on in the other end cause in the process of talking with the recruiters, they asked for my month and date of birth along with the last 4 digits of my SSI which I always provide them. Afterward, I asked what is the purpose of asking for all this information, I was told that the clients which they are recruiting for need it to create my profile on their company data web. Is there something that these company and recruiters are seeing on their end after pulling up my information that I have no idea about. However, could it also be they could feel it in my conversation during my phone interviews that I really didn't have enough experiences in the field? I did the training online and I have no hands experiences in the area they interview me on

Any advise out there, please

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David Bruecks

Try putting your resume on multiple job sites to increase your odds for getting interviews/ a job. Look for Entry level to build experience, as that may be hurting you more than you realize. Also, try multiple staffing/ temp agencies as they usually have not only contacts and connections but also can act as your advocate to getting your foot in the employment door. It may take a little time, but remember that perseverance will break resistance. Best of luck; I hope my info helps you out.

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linda carmack

Sounds to me like they r doing a back ground check...Which may include a credit check....Only u know the results they may find

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Brian Smith

I would work with an IT recruiter and look at contracting till you able to build up your experience. They may also use ss# and other data to build your profile.

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warren savage

Try reputation defender.com

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John Ridenhower

No they some unique numbers to identity you from about a million other people named "Green".

I am a retired headhunter. If you had a 4 year IT degree from a recognized university, getting your first job in IT would still be a bear.

Most newby's end up accepting a job which is both lower in job title and salary for their first job just to get their foot in the door..

Just keep applying with the expectation that you are going to have to answer hundreds of job board postings to make the right connection.

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Eric Chandler

I went through a company called TekSystems and took all jobs they offered. Many were 4hr or 1 day jobs, but I got lots of experience doing it until they finally found me a long term job. After a few years doing that I ended up working in IT for a major internet provider. The short term jobs actually pay quite nice, several were paying me 30-40/hr with a guarantee of 4 hrs even if it only took an hour to complete. A few of them were also 60+/hr for a week or so and it really helped pad the experience as well as the pocketbook till I got the next job.

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E. Plesha

My guess is that you probably speak better - at least a little better - than you write, because you initially get the interviews (phone calls and face-to-face) but probably move quickly down the "ladder" as more written grammar deficiencies become apparent. Make sure to spell terms correctly ('advice' is the noun that was seemingly needed... twice; and 'cause' is not acceptable, in writing, as an equal term to 'because'), do not unnecessarily pluralize words, and use proper punctuation to separate thoughts and points.

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jean willis

If your date of birth is asked for, ONLY give a fake date and fake last four digits of your SS#, if you do get the job, just say I made a mistake on my prior information. Also a lot of foreign countries will use your information for clients they need information for to get the job. Hope this helps

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Curtis Barnes

Abby Companies are obligated to verify who they are hiring and conduct background checks for varying reasons. Usually final verification involves submission of the I-9 form and entering the candidate into E-verify but that usually doesn't happen until after and offer of employment has been made.

Recruiters are advised not to ask defining questions that could be taken as building a case for eliminating the person as a viable candidate. Things such as how many children a person has, if a woman intends on getting pregnant anytime soon or health questions. Questions such as these have led to litigation in cases of discrimination.

What stands out to me the most is your lack of experience in the field which im sure is a point of concern for any potential employers. The fact that you have no practical experience means that you probably won't be able to add value right away and may take a while to train up before you can work independently which means someone will have to oversee your activities. Overseeing your activities basically means they will have to pay two people to do the same job which isn't a good thing unless it aligns with company objectives and future plans.

My advice is seek internships where you can continue to build upon your practical experience so you seem better suited to make a faster impact in the organization considering hiring you.

Good Luck.

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Kenneth Austin

Yes your credit score and lots more I never give my social.security number.better safe than sorry .believe me .safe crooks are out there in sheep's clothing.

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