Is it that bad out there? Am I off base? Some one tell me if I’m wrong, but I think the lady if off her rocker!
AOL has a story up……
She blames the internets for this……
“I do believe that the Internet is causing a vicious circle,” she says. “You can too easily hit the send button. So a candidate gets used to sending 100 resumes. Of course they hear nothing back, because they weren’t right for the job in the first place. So they don’t want to put effort in the next 100 resumes.” “They just want to throw them out there and see what lands,” she says.
Now, this is funny. She’s been looking for over a year and has had no success. Instead of it being her that’s doing something wrong, it must be the internet. Because God knows the internet has screwed up applicants across all industries……… or something. Now, if I’m trying to do something for over a year without success, I’d probably look to see if I’m doing something wrong, but that’s just me. Let’s explore and see if we can’t help Mzzzz Yasa.
The article states a few things about this job. I’ll post it here and maybe someone will read it and become gainfully employed!
Kimberly Yasa (pictured above), director of market intelligence at ChemOrbis, which provides marketplace and trend information for the global plastic resin market.
Yasa says that she started hunting to fill an opening over a year ago, a work-from-home job that pays $30,000 to $50,000, depending on experience, but with no benefits (it’s an independent contractor position). The only requirements are a four-year college degree and some writing and editing skills, so she thought she’d get a bounty of qualified, eager applicants. She didn’t. And she’s pointing her finger at one culprit: the Internet.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I truly hope someone sees this and becomes gainfully employed. But, let’s look at this. Apparently, she’s in the “global plastic resin market”. Never heard of it. I’m going to assume there aren’t too many people with experience in this area, so what does this tell the applicant? If I’m the applicant, I’m looking at $30,000/yr. Now, I know many people who would give their eye teeth for a 30k/yr job. None of them have a bachelors degree. Or even a two-year degree. I’ve got a cousin who’s never finished high school or got his GED and makes more than that!
It breaks down to $14.42/hr. (For a 40hr work week for 52 weeks/yr) That’s slightly above entry level factory work in SE Kansas. In other places, it is below entry level factory work. But, even those jobs have some form of benefits! They all have 401k retirement plans and most offer insurance of some sort.
I’ve always stated that something is better than nothing, but, seriously, if you’ve a bachelors degree, and you get this job, Kimberly has to know that it isn’t going to be a career stop for you. You would keep it until you found something better……. like a janitor in the NYC school system or a trash truck driver for a municipality or something.
I would apply if I needed a job, but I don’t need one that crappy right now.