employment market

Who's missing the mark?

Help me understand please!

I read an article in a recent International Business Times, U.S. edition, reporting that 3.2 million jobs are going begging because perfect candidates aren't available within the 15 million unemployed. And, apparently, they aren't available internally, either.

[Note: I am generalizing and lumping all employers together...I acknowledge that there are exceptions!]

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"Red-headed stepchildren" need not apply

Short-sighted. Unconscionable. Foolish. Profligate. Asinine. Ignorant.

And I'm just getting started.

How ludicrous is it that some Employers are deciding that the Unemployed are not good enough to hire? CNN Money this week posted an article that says this is becoming more common. While it's apparently not illegal, I'd have to call it immoral or at the very least ignorant.

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If you keep doing things the way you've always done them...

Human beings really get in ruts. We love to do things that are comfortable, even when it's to our disadvantage. Case in point: employment.

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Playing by the Numbers Means All the Numbers

For the second time in as many weeks, I've read that organizations have jobs going begging because they can't find "qualified" people to fill them. Most recent: "Difficulties in Finding Qualified Workers" by Peter Cappelli of The Wharton School who notes two reasons for the mismatch:

Mismatch reason #1: tons of choice in this "buyer’s market.too many choices

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Chasing your tail?

So how's that job search going?

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Paying the Piper

The May 11 print issue of Business Week has a must-read article for anyone who is in the job market, worried about job security, or generally recognizes that our employment market isn't quite as effective as we think. The author notes that in the midst of the high-unemployment across the country, there are about 3 million job openings that aren't being filled. Why? The short answer is that job-seekers don't match the jobs. Read More
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