Unemployment Thoughts

In retrospect, resigning at this time of the year was probably not the smartest move, but some times “you gotta do what you do.”  After applying to over 70 places and either getting rejected at some point or just no word from these companies, it gets… a bit depressing. Though some people say that the market is still ever so hot, I feel like it is ever so cold.

What has the world gotten to that it’s so hard for a newbie to get a job. When was it that most companies would prefer 5+ or even 10+ years of experience to do the same job? The thing that makes me laugh the hardest is that fact that I worked with those 5+… 10+ years of experience people and you know what? They aren’t good. Don’t get me wrong, there are many talented people who deserve the seniority title. There are many talented people who I would clearly say that “Yes, I respect them and their knowledge of the industry.” However some people, they can have 10+ years of experience and I was able to catch up to them in knowledge AND skill in a mere few months – minus the actual work experience. So that need for a higher years of experience, what is it really weeding out?

Coming from a recruiter’s POV, sure a few years give or take isn’t too big a deal and depending on the job, some times you really do need someone with 10+, 15+, 20+ years of experience to handle the level of work. Other times, a 5+ years of experience is a just a place marker to show that the person has the “passion” to stay in the industry long enough, if they tried to make a move, maybe they experienced more customer service woes, etc. But at the end of the day, I feel like once you hit 2 or 3 years of experience and YOU WORK HARD, I’m sure you can be at the level of a 5+ years of experience.

*sigh* the real world…

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