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Old 04-04-2011, 09:56 AM
 
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Kevin if you don't want to show a lapse in your work history just tell potential employers that you're self employed.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Yeah, that's what the LinkedIn experts say to put on your profile (i.e. a "consultant"). I know the whole thing's really just a game, but did it really have to get this bad?
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Hard to believe since that goes right in the face of Equal Opp. laws. Would love to see a listing for a job that said that.

he, he, wonder what Al Sharpton would say about THAT and how he would put the spin on.
There is currently no law against not considering unemployed folks for employment. Some lawmakers are working on one though.

Hank fights discrimination against unemployed with Civil Rights bill | Congressman Hank Johnson, Representing the 4th District of Georgia (http://hankjohnson.house.gov/2011/03/rep-hank-johnson-fights-discrimination-against-unemployed-with-civil-rights-bill.shtml - broken link)
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:24 AM
 
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There is currently no law against not considering unemployed folks for employment. Some lawmakers are working on one though.

Hank fights discrimination against unemployed with Civil Rights bill | Congressman Hank Johnson, Representing the 4th District of Georgia (http://hankjohnson.house.gov/2011/03/rep-hank-johnson-fights-discrimination-against-unemployed-with-civil-rights-bill.shtml - broken link)
Ha! The same Hank Johnson that worried that Guam was going to capsize when they added more U.S. troops. A deep thinker, that one.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Near the water
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Ha! The same Hank Johnson that worried that Guam was going to capsize when they added more U.S. troops. A deep thinker, that one.

So you would rather no one do anything about this discrimination?
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:46 PM
 
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Its pretty sad that there has to be any legislation at all.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Its pretty sad that there has to be any legislation at all.
Yeah, that is typical though. It seems like you would never need a law for that situation. I'm not really sure why employers think it is a bad idea to consider the jobless.

I don't understand the logical but I am sure someone will angrily try to explain it to me.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Yeah, that is typical though. It seems like you would never need a law for that situation. I'm not really sure why employers think it is a bad idea to consider the jobless.

I don't understand the logical but I am sure someone will angrily try to explain it to me.
The highest % of jobless are age 50 & over. There have been many forms of age discrimination for many, many years, but this just makes it extra easy. Jobless need not apply, therefore no older people.

(I'm not the least bit angry with you bs.)
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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The whole process bothers me. Asking for my SSN, my DOB, my High School, My College. None of their damn business as far as I'm concerned, but if you don't answer you can't complete the application.
Date of birth. . .That's illegal & has been for years. Keep a record of who asks for that. If they don't call you for an interview post-haste, report them to the state if it's someone in state & the feds if it's out of state. Say that they required DOB & while you are qualified, you did not get a contact for an interview & you feel that you have been discriminated against for reason of age.

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Old 04-04-2011, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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K - know that recruiters cannot represent you if you put your name in a company's database. If you applied directly for BofA, that creates a conflict of interest with recruiters trying to represent you. That's why I never applied for BofA nor Wachovia directly since many recruiters provide services there. If I might ask, which recruiters did you sign up with? I may be able to send you a few more you haven't signed up with them. You can also send me your resume to forward. I have many recruiters as friends in LinkedIn but I need to have some idea of your IT focus before I forward.
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