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Old 08-02-2010, 03:08 PM
 
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One of the jobs I've been applying to has been pre-employment screening positions. The description for the various positions were incredibly basic, speak English, and know how to use a computer. Does anyone know the typical background for people in these positions(college/no college, etc).

Based on the job description and pay I assume its people with only a high school degree or possibly associates degree. As someone with a college degree and other qualifications I assume they don't want to hire someone with a four year degree.
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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One of the jobs I've been applying to has been pre-employment screening positions. The description for the various positions were incredibly basic, speak English, and know how to use a computer. Does anyone know the typical background for people in these positions(college/no college, etc).

Based on the job description and pay I assume its people with only a high school degree or possibly associates degree. As someone with a college degree and other qualifications I assume they don't want to hire someone with a four year degree.
Going by that description, I would totally avoid the job unless you absolutely need it. Even then, you'll probably be bored and frustrated within a month or two. It sounds like something that a middle schooler could do. Though, in today's day and age, they'd probably still require an MBA just because they could.
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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I need any job. I've been out of college since December and can't get anything in my field. I figured its something anyone can do, but when it comes down to it I still need an income, and something to show of what I've done with my time when I go in for an actual interview.
In this economy college graduates are in the middle ground, too much qualifications for jobs like that but too little for anything else.
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I need any job. I've been out of college since December and can't get anything in my field. I figured its something anyone can do, but when it comes down to it I still need an income, and something to show of what I've done with my time when I go in for an actual interview.
In this economy college graduates are in the middle ground, too much qualifications for jobs like that but too little for anything else.
If you need the money, then absolutely go for it. I'm sure you realize going in that it's not going to be a satisfying experience. In a couple months, you're probably going to be on here asking for advice on how to get out of your "dead end" job.

I apologize for the not too optimistic response, I'm just not really sure what other advice you were looking for.
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:45 AM
 
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No advice really needed since i knew it was a dead end job. Just wanted to see if anyone agreed with my conclusion on their hiring practices.
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