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Old 02-09-2016, 10:31 AM
 
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I think technology is the root cause for why it's so hard to find a job nowadays. Before the internet made jobs viewable worldwide, normally you only heard about a job via word of mouth or through a local newspaper. Even the top tier jobs weren't as advertised as they are now. Nowadays, you have to compete with guys from Indiana or even India.

So, it would seem that we could solve a lot of the hiring problems by making our planet like Paul's society from Dune where all computers are banned. But, on the flip side, I doubt many would go for that.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:43 AM
 
Location: JobHuntingHacker.com
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Lay off the pot, take your Xanax and find a way to apply for jobs through internal connections or friends. If you go through the front door, the way you are supposednto apply for a kob, then good luck. Break the rules and you will find yourself a job.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:59 AM
 
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I would agree that it definitely makes even getting in the door much more difficult. You really have to ensure you have all the right keywords in your resume/CL so that their searches find you. And for those of us who work remotely, it's even more challenging going up against other people from all across the US.
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:00 AM
 
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I am a techno geek and I still really miss the days of when you can walk into a store and just ask for a job. I wish I was looking for work then.

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Lay off the pot, take your Xanax and find a way to apply for jobs through internal connections or friends. If you go through the front door, the way you are supposednto apply for a kob, then good luck. Break the rules and you will find yourself a job.
Good idea. We should use people..be friends with them just so we can get a job. I'm sure they'll want to be my friend when all I want from them is a job.
If I break the rules I will sure find a job alright but it won't be the kind that you're talking about where you get paid.
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Old 02-09-2016, 03:10 PM
 
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I am a techno geek and I still really miss the days of when you can walk into a store and just ask for a job. I wish I was looking for work then.
Those were the days. Especially if it was a video rental store
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:10 PM
 
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There are more filters to get jobs (technical ones or not), because generally speaking there is more competition than there was in the past for the few positions.

You need to stand out from the competition.
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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No. Technology has helped job seekers just as much as it has hindered them. I have been able to apply for, and get hired for, jobs all over the country. That would not have been very easy 20 years ago.
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:49 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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I think technology is the root cause for why it's so hard to find a job nowadays.
The only thing I hate about technology in job seeking is those stupid questionnaires. Even for a guy who pushes shopping carts, they would still have to fill one out. (Like they would know where the stock boy put the cheese puffs).
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:07 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Despite the internet, we are finding fewer applicants than 2-3 years ago. Perhaps it's that our local job market is better, but we recently had a position open for 3 weeks, on our employment site and several others, but received only 3 applicants. This is a position paying $70-110k, in the environmental area. Fortunately the applicants were all well qualified and we were able to hire one of them. Without technology we might not have had anyone apply and still be looking.
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:17 AM
 
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Yeah, it definitely stinks that the market has expanded and enabled more qualified people to get the job.

We need to drop the Internet and stop letting better people know about these jobs so that locals can get them, despite the fact that they are less qualified.

I mean hey, production will slow, progress will be stunted, and value will be lowered...oh, and things will get more expensive but the flip side is that dumber, less motivated people will be in a position to earn more money and that's good right?
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