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Old 08-01-2016, 07:32 PM
 
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Because employers can specify anything they want, to consider you unqualified for the job, before they even see the resume or application and the employer dictates all the terms of what information is presented and how it is presented.

I know a company whose HR dept kicks out any application/resume with a 4.0 GPA. If you have a 4.0 GPA, your resume won't even get through. They REFUSE to hire anyone with a 4.0 GPA. Hiring manager will never even see the resume.

Being an online application, the employer can not only set certain specifications on what is good or not, they can also dictate the type of information they want and how it is suppose to be presented. Regardless of who you are or what you have accomplished, they can and do deny people based on criteria that really doesn't mean too much. For example, lots of employers will deny you if you are applying while being long term unemployed.

In the 90s, they HAD to look at your resume, the resume you wrote with the information and presentation that you wanted the employer to see. Once someone sees something they like, they are more likely to forgive other negatives. Today, you don't get that chance when applying on-line.

There is a big difference between now and then. Employers weren't nearly as picky and took more time actually considering candidates because they had no choice. Today, employers hide behind software systems.
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:37 PM
 
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I concur with everything HA states ^^^ Scary, isn't it?
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:59 AM
 
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I concur with everything HA states ^^^ Scary, isn't it?
I think the worst part is now HR is looking first for a negative to disqualify you instead of looking for the positive and why they should hire you. And the reasons they disqualify you don't have much to do about the job.

You can be perfectly capable with all the right experience and skills and HR immediately disqualifies you because you couldn't get through the system since you only have 4 years experience instead of 5, or are currently unemployed for 3 months, or whatever stupid rule some HR person has come up with that has nothing to do with whether a person can do the job or not.
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:23 AM
 
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I think the worst part is now HR is looking first for a negative to disqualify you instead of looking for the positive and why they should hire you. And the reasons they disqualify you don't have much to do about the job.

You can be perfectly capable with all the right experience and skills and HR immediately disqualifies you because you couldn't get through the system since you only have 4 years experience instead of 5, or are currently unemployed for 3 months, or whatever stupid rule some HR person has come up with that has nothing to do with whether a person can do the job or not.
I agree completely. It makes applying for jobs extremely frustrating.
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