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Old 06-09-2013, 12:04 PM
 
Location: On the aggravation installment plan...
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Not only are employers wanting recent job experience, they also are specifying no job hoppers, criminal and credit checks, must live within 5 miles of job have reliable transportation (bus passes don't count), must be certified in ways that ONLY on the job experience will do, be avail for any shift and be subject to skill changes as well as last minute overtime and being sent home without pay.
I do not think it is right or fair to run credit checks on job seekers especially in this economy, but since the majority of my resume is with various temp agencies, employers still look at that as job hopping, I explain on the application/interview that it was a temporary job and the contract expired. But they treat it as if I am just walking away and blowing off the previous jobs. Also when asking for shift preference I always indicate I am available for any shift and that I have no preference and no criminal background.
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Most HR people and especially staffing agencies employees I've met are nearly braindead. They have a book with a list of red flags that are very hard to overcome.

Too many jobs
ever been fired
resume gaps
and supervisor you've ever had have anything negative to say about you
poor gpa
bad credit

have any of the above or others and you are fighting an uphill battle with most of them. That is why I have few compunctions about faking, lying doing whatever you have to do to get past these gate keepers.
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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Most HR people and especially staffing agencies employees I've met are nearly braindead. They have a book with a list of red flags that are very hard to overcome.

Too many jobs
ever been fired
resume gaps
and supervisor you've ever had have anything negative to say about you
poor gpa
bad credit

have any of the above or others and you are fighting an uphill battle with most of them. That is why I have few compunctions about faking, lying doing whatever you have to do to get past these gate keepers.
Its impossible to prevent or change the aforementioned bolded items, I know someone mentioned in another thread about some company you can pay to contact your previous employers and they will report to you what was said, I don't remember the name. How do you get around gpa and former supervisors reading you for filth?
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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GPA most places don't care a few years past graduation. Just don't put it down on your resume.

Bad reference from supervisor. Most places will only reveal titles and dates of employment or they risk a lawsuit (even if what they say is truthful someone call still sue and it costs a lot of money to deal with it). Have a reference service or a friend call posing as a checker and find out what they will say. If they are badmouthing you send a cease and desist letter to the ex supervisor and CC the HR department. Most often that will cause them to stop as there is no benefit to the company for bad-mouthing you and thus there is no justification for spending legal manpower dollars dealing with a potential suit about it.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:03 PM
 
Location: PHL
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Older threads like this one gives me hope, though.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/work-...-number-2.html
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:05 PM
 
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Older threads like this one gives me hope, though.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/work-...-number-2.html
Thanks for the link it is definitely a good read.
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