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Old 02-12-2016, 03:42 PM
 
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I came across this article and it perfectly sums up my recent job search: https://www.businesscycle.com/ecri-n...ple-squirrel-1


Companies seem to want to get all the skills/experience but want to pay peanuts for it. I think that may be a reason why my search as of late has been more difficult than it has been in the past. Anyone else encounter something similar?
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Old 02-12-2016, 07:29 PM
 
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Yeah, heard that term 4-6 years ago and it's so true....

Reminds me of the time I applied for a position and after NINE months they finally got back to me saying "We have gone with another person"

I replied "Thanks for the information, but I died 3 months ago from starvation waiting for you to call me for an interview"

I don't know if they read it, but still fun to send it....
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:18 PM
 
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I have applied to several jobs where I had 80% or more of the qualifications on the job posting. I seem to have fallen into one of the two camps:


1. While my interviews went well, they have harped on one of the requirements that I have not either done or done to the extent they are looking for (which wasn't clearly stated on the job description in the first place)
2. I met all of the job requirements and felt I knocked the interviews out of the park. In hearing the feedback, I get the sense that they think I'd be too expensive for what they're looking for.

What gives? How do I get that goldilocks role when I'm pushed into one of these two camps all the time? Very frustrating.
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