Friday, December 25, 2009

MSM Xmas Gifts: American Job-Seekers

From Human Resource Managers:

Oh, it came with a note:

"‘Thanks for your resume, but I didn’t have time to read it.’"

That explains a lot, doesn't it, America?

"With many out of work, recruiters working harder" by Katie Johnston Chase, Globe Staff | December 14, 2009

WESTBOROUGH - With as many as 578 resumes flooding in for a single opening, Sharon Gilbert has had to click the reject button a lot more than she used to.

And the MSM has tried to tell us it is an average of 6 seekers for every job!!

I hate opening a present and seeing a lie, don't you?

One person applied for 35 positions between February and August and landed three interviews, but was never hired. But the worst part is turning down overqualified applicants, such as the former chief financial officer and bank executive who applied for a $60,000-a-year financial administrative position that involves processing invoices and filling out expense reports.

“It breaks my heart, honestly,’’ she said, “because I know that they just need a job, but I feel like they’re not going to be happy.’’

With 10 percent of the country looking for work, human resources professionals are bombarded with applications - as many as six to 10 times more than before the recession, by some estimates.

And this big pool of candidates does not make hiring any easier. More interest means more applications to comb through, some of them from people with little experience in the field who are desperate for a job. And dealing with disgruntled job seekers who want to know what happened to their resume is only part of the problem for HR staffers, many of whom also have to deal with layoffs.

Yeah, the Globe's tone is the POOR, OVERWHELMED HR worker, NOT YOU, out of work employee! That's like buying a gift for someone that you want! Of course, it is a Zionist Jew entity, so....

Sometimes, applicants don’t even seem to want the jobs they have applied for, said a Boston University employment specialist, Shawn Flynn - they just want something, anything, that will pay the mortgage and fulfill the state’s unemployment insurance requirement to make three work-search contacts a week.

I don't appreciate INSULTS as a PRESENT, 'kay?

But this scattershot approach can backfire, said Flynn, who has talked to candidates who do not remember that they have applied for the position he is calling them about. “It definitely makes the job harder, because you’re trying to find out if the person not only is a fit for the position but if they’re really, truly interested in the position,’’ Flynn said.

Some people apply for several jobs at once at BU, which has about 241 job openings, and when Flynn calls a person back about one of the lower-level positions, the candidate will immediately start making a pitch for the better-paying job. Rushing to apply for as many jobs as possible leads to more mistakes, as well, he said - misspelled words, half-thought-out answers, cover letters with the wrong job title, or no cover letter at all.

But WAR LIES in a NEWSPAPER are okay.

Erica Pellegrino, a human resources representative at Faulkner Hospital, can weed out the resumes that don’t fulfill a job’s requirements in seconds - a skill that came in handy when 800 newly graduated nurses applied for four nursing positions last summer....

I think my POINT has been MADE about the LYING, AGENDA-SHOVELING MSM.


The prevalence of layoffs has also changed the way she reads resumes. The term “present,’’ for instance - as in employed “May 2008 to present’’ - does not necessarily mean the applicant still has that job. “People don’t want to put that they’re laid off on a resume,’’ she said.

This fuzzing of the facts raises a bit of a red flag for Pellegrino, but she doesn’t hold it against them. “I think it’s kind of the new reality,’’ she said.

Oh, the FUDGING of FACTS on your APPLICATION is a BIG DEAL, and yet S*** is SHOVELED in the paper every day and NO PROB (save for the implosion of the industry).

That's another reality.

Another new reality: Two jobs in two years no longer indicates a job jumper; it shows the applicant may have been laid off. Gilbert, 39, joined Conservation Services Group, known as CSG, in July to be its first director of recruitment. After doing some jobs in both accounting and recruiting, she realized she was more of a people person than a number cruncher and made the switch to full-time recruiting 11 years ago.

Dealing with people who are out of work means she hears a lot of sad stories about layoffs, as well as about moves made to accommodate elderly parents, sick children, and divorce. “Their resume really is the story of their life,’’ she said. “Before you realize it, you know everything about them.’’

But THIS ARTICLE is NOT ABOUT YOU, job-seeker; it is ABOUT the PEOPLE who GAVE you the GIFT!!

CSG, which conducts home-energy assessments, has doubled in size in the past three years, to 550 employees nationwide....

I KNEW there was SOME AGENDA-PUSHING ANGLE to all this fart mist!


Forty-five seconds into a promising resume, Gilbert gave up when she could not find any dates of employment. In the past, she might have sent an e-mail to get more information, but these days she doesn’t have the time.

Yup, she DOESN'T HAVE the TIME for YOU!!

She tries to find five or six candidates to send on to the hiring manager for each opening, and her least favorite part is calling back the ones who don’t make the final cut.

Oh, so THAT is where the MSM MYTH came from!!!

The HR MANAGERS PASS ALONG 5 or 6 applicants and ALL of a SUDDEN it is ONE JOB for every SIX SEEKERS!

America, if CLIMATEGATE didn't prove to you what liars the MSM are, THIS SHOULD!!!!

A generic thank-you-for-applying e-mail goes out to the people she has not contacted directly, some of whose resumes she never had a chance to look at. Nearly 300 people applied for a $12- to $15-an-hour receptionist position in Westborough, for instance, and she didn’t get past number 92. But the applicants don’t need to know that, she said.

Yeah, NO NEED to DASH OUT-OF-WORK HOPES with the TRUTH, huh?

Sounds like A editorial meeting at the Boston Globe!

“I don’t think they want a note saying, ‘Thanks for your resume, but I didn’t have time to read it.’ ’’

I'm getting to that stage with the Boston Globe and New Year's resolutions are only days away!


Also see: The Boston Globe's Unemployable Insults

Jobbed By the Boston Globe

A Tale of Two Economies

The Thrill of the Job Hunt

The Boston Globe Says Trash-Picking is a Career

Final Insults: Job Market

Here are some resumes they do have time to read:

"Visa quota is finally reached; Demand for guest workers grew as recession eased" by Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff | December 23, 2009

In another sign that the economy might be turning around, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services has filled this year’s quota of 65,000 applications for H-1b guest worker visas, which allow companies to hire foreign workers for jobs they say they cannot fill with US-born applicants....

Over 7.5 MILLION Americans have lost their jobs and they can't find any?

Companies apply for the visas, and then use them to hire foreign workers with special skills who work in the United States for three to six years. H-1b visas are popular with high-tech companies and are often used to hire scientists and engineers.

Why are you going to college, Amurkn kid?

Related: The Science of Gay

That's why we are collapsing as a country!

Most of the visas are obtained by American subsidiaries of Indian outsourcing firms....

Ron Hira, associate professor of public policy at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York State, said it is unclear whether the increase in visa demand indicates an overall improvement in economic growth. “I think the economy might be moving up for the companies hiring H-1bs,’’ Hira said. “That doesn’t mean the economy’s going up for companies that hire American workers.’’

Yeah, NO S***!!!!

Critics of the H-1b program say that in today’s economy, there is no need to go abroad for workers. “The job market is terrible,’’ said Kim Berry, president of the Programmers Guild, a group of American software developers opposed to the visa program. “If we have 12 percent unemployment in Silicon Valley, it’s hard to say there’s a shortage of tech workers.’’

Yup; however, if you speak up too much the Globe and its divisive, agenda-pushing Zionist brethren will holler racism at you. Should be grateful they even bothered to conceal, I mean hide, I mean cover this point-of-view at all, huh?

The visa program requires imported workers to receive the prevailing US wage for similar work, but Berry said that employers can find ways to circumvent the requirement. A study released in April by New York University’s Stern School of Business and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania found that the visa program had depressed the wages of American software engineers by as much as 6 percent....

Yeah, we have the FACTS on our side but WHO CARES about THOSE?


Related: U.S. Industry Still Wants H1-B Immigrants

And the end result of this for Americans?

"Cases soar as recession batters wallets, psyches" by Peter Schworm, Globe Staff | December 15, 2009

Judges and other court officials say family and parental disputes heard in the state’s family courts jumped by 5,000 last year, fueled by the worst recession in decades.

Requests for reduced alimony and child support payments have surged, and the emotional toll of lost jobs, slashed pay, and uncertain futures appears to be driving an increase in other family problems....

But BANKERS got BILLIONS in BONUSES, so BE HAPPY "your" economic system was saved by.... YOURSELF, taxpayers!!!

The same economic turmoil that has prompted more families to seek judicial relief has also made courts less equipped to provide it. Steep budget cuts have left the family courts roughly 40 percent understaffed. There have been cutbacks in court-appointed guardians and probation officers who try to mediate disputes before they are brought to judges, increasing judges’ caseloads and creating delays. Financial constraints have forced more clients to represent themselves, which has tended to further slow proceedings.


One day last week in Courtroom 2 of Boston’s Edward W. Brooke Courthouse, more than 50 cases came before Judge Joan Armstrong - an unrelenting succession of single mothers pleading for more support, some fathers saying they can’t pay, and couples grimly agreeing their marriages were beyond repair. Some had lawyers with expensive suits and leather briefcases by their side; others stood alone. Most traded accusations. Few found common ground.

Looming over nearly every case was the heavy weight of financial distress, and parent after parent described for the judge an economic situation hanging by a thread....


Okay, WHOSE NEXT for a GIFT?