U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Colorado Springs
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-08-2011, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Manitou Springs
934 posts, read 1,038,696 times
Reputation: 816

Advertisements

I'm pretty sure it's as simple as the fact that for every job posted, there are TONS of people applying. It doesn't matter what field you're in, the competition is stiff, and it's really hard to get yourself noticed. I know, I've been job-hunting for 3 years now. No, it's not a fun time to find work.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-08-2011, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
19,064 posts, read 8,969,006 times
Reputation: 18447
Gee, I guess I have to "stick up" for the good old boys network. When I was a school principal, each season I had to hire perhaps a dozen teachers, give or take for any one particular school year. Usually I just had to select from the applications we received in the mail...usually candidates who had no local ties and whose references I didn't know at all. Sometimes, however, a colleague principal would call me up and say, "Hey, don't you have an opening in math? I know an applicant who would be great for your school." So, if I have the choice between hiring an unknown with references in another state by someone I don't know at all, or hiring someone known by a trusted colleague, why would I hire the stranger UNLESS he has some qualification(s) that make him or her stand out? That's really all most "old boy networks" are.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-08-2011, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
3,133 posts, read 9,134,958 times
Reputation: 2463
My MIL, who moved from Michigan in March, just found a job 3 weeks ago. It took her months and a couple interviews to finally get employed. She loves her job and is glad she refused the $12 phone center offers.

Also, make sure you have a local number and local address listed in your resume. I refuse to contact people that don't have a local number.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Colorado Springs
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top