Job Stuff 40

I’ve done forty of these posts!!!

This is more or less a newsletter for job seekers like myself.  I try to find good job search strategies, bad job search strategies, pure BS and job related articles every week.  So far I’ve never run short.  Please pass this around. I’m not doing this for any reason other than the desire to help and communicate with other job seekers.  If you have any good links or stories, especially stories please comment.  If you want the story private, just put that in the comment and I will trash it and  not let it post.

The orgin of a nonstatistic.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304821304577436172660988042

http://wdp.wharton.upenn.edu/book/why-good-people-cant-get-jobs/

One of the most frequently cited “statistic” for the need for aggressive screening software is “there were 25,000 applicants for one engineering job.”  I was interested as where that number came from and did some googling. Turns out that the number comes from an email cited in a book by Peter Cappelli. I’m sorry, but one number in an anonymous email with no real information as to where and how the number was determined is not a statistic or a trend.  So this is yet another fuzzy number that’s become an “everyone knows” with no truth behind it. The last few jobs that I looked at, the number of applicants listed on the job boards was less than 100, over a month or so which is about what I would expect. It’s also hardly anything that would cause a great deal of strain. Yet the jobs still don’t seem to get filled.

Maybe even more scary is the video where Mr. Cappelli explicitly states the ATS purple squirrel situation.  There’s something wrong when companies don’t see the madness that what they are doing is creating.

http://on.wsj.com/1BvUV4g

Chilling if you are looking for work.

The knowledge economy is a myth.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/18/knowledge-economy-myth-more-universities-degree

The “work smarter, not harder” campaign’s biggest beneficiaries have been university administrators.

Mike Rowe has something to say about this.

Nobody needs to know your password.

As they say, “that escalated quickly.”  This was just beyond stupid.

The Job Stuff Series.

Job Stuff 39.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/06/06/job-stuff-39/

Job Stuff 38.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/job-stuff-38/

Job Stuff 37.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/job-stuff-37/

Job Stuff 36.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/job-stuff-36/

Job Stuff 35.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/job-stuff-35/

Job Stuff 34.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/job-stuff-34/

Job Stuff 33

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/job-stuff-33/

Job Stuff 32

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/job-stuff-32/

Job Stuff 31

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/job-stuff-31/

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https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/job-stuff-30/

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