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Old 07-17-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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The job market is flooded with college grad's and the only jobs they can get is jobs that traditionally didn't require a college education.
There's a lot of that in tech at the moment: underemployed, overqualified degree-holding EE types taking technician jobs.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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He's not on my radar screen because he didn't attend DHHS. ♥♥♥
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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He's not on my radar screen because he didn't attend DHHS. ♥♥♥
DHHS as in Dana Point?
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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DHHS as in Dana Point?
No, Don Henley High in Malibu. Home of the Wayfarers.
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Thats great news if you went to stanford and have a CS degree. Everyone else, not much benefit. Most of these startups are looking for VERY technical savvy people or very business savvy people.
Also possibly bodes well for the current California budget crunch too, giving a glimmer that the worst may just be over. From the linked article:

Traffic chokes the 47-mile stretch of Highway 101 from San Francisco to San Jose. Dueling billboards on the side of the highway compete for engineers who, with bidding wars for their skills, have seen their pay and stock options soar.
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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Also possibly bodes well for the current California budget crunch too, giving a glimmer that the worst may just be over. From the linked article:

Traffic chokes the 47-mile stretch of Highway 101 from San Francisco to San Jose. Dueling billboards on the side of the highway compete for engineers who, with bidding wars for their skills, have seen their pay and stock options soar.
I have seen it recently affecting our recruiting. We recently offered someone (seasoned professional) an IT position. But right before accepting he got another offer, closer to home (Bay area) and took it instead. At the peak of the recession multiple offers were less common. Candidates are playing the field more now, being more selective vs. jumping all over an offer. This relates to those with current, relevant skills, not someone simply with a degree or even 20 years of outdated experience. That's another story altogether.

At the same time this improvement is occuring I see fields in the contruction industry continuing to take a beating. But I think that is a nationwide trend.

Derek

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Old 07-17-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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In California some parts are doing better than others...Even during the period of the recession some areas of our state never suffered,so with the recovery some areas will bounce back quickly while others more slowly....California kinda resembles the condition of the rest of the Country.
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Candidates are playing the field more now, being more selective vs. jumping all over an offer. This relates to those with current, relevant skills, not someone simply with a degree or even 20 years of outdated experience. That's another story.

Derek
I think you pretty much have to have a job nowadays to get a new one. Once you're unemployed for awhile you might as well fall off the planet. This is a challenge our society is going to have to deal with more and more as time goes on. Two Americas.
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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I think you pretty much have to have a job nowadays to get a new one. Once you're unemployed for awhile you might as well fall off the planet. This is a challenge our society is going to have to deal with more and more as time goes on. Two Americas.
I would say that is based more on what one did in their last job before being layed off/terminated. For our management team relevant Experience is Numero Uno, whether someone is currently employed or has been layed off. We find that those with in-demand skills don't stayed unemployed as long. This does not speak to the underemployed which is a separate issue, but one which leads to lack of current in-demand skills.

Derek
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I would say that is based more on what one did in their last job before being layed off/terminated. For our management team relevant Experience is Numero Uno, whether someone is currently employed or has been layed off. We find that those with in-demand skills don't stayed unemployed as long. This does not speak to the underemployed which is a separate issue, but one which leads to lack of current in-demand skills.

Derek
So you're saying you wouldn't value my tremendous abilities using WordPerfect, Quatro Pro, or punchcards?
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