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You know what the worst thing is about job hunting?

Discussion in 'Rants and Raves' started by Kar98, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Kar98

    Kar98 TGT Addict

    Aug 8, 2016
    Dealing with those damn recruiters! Either it's 20 year old chipmunk girls hyped up on speed, everything is awesome, yay, wheeeeee, LOLLERS, teehee!!!! Sorry, sweetie, could you dial down the chipperness some? You're at 11. I need you at about a 3 the most. or mush-mouthed Indians from out of state who have no idea what an employer is looking for or what anything on my resume means. Oh and you can't understand a damn word they're saying. Ihaveamamababbababballabityinnaplanno? What? I have literally no idea what you're saying, buddy!

  2. Sam7sf

    Sam7sf Well-Known

    Lol once at work I had to contact FedEx because our pickup no showed. I get some Indian gal. I closed the door, tried covering one ear, asked her to repeat herself, I just handed her off to one of my bosses. Was done. “Can’t understand shit, you try.”
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  3. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

    May 28, 2008
    Mustang Ridge
    Age discrimination. It is real.
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  4. ian

    ian Member

    Nov 15, 2018
    Liberty Hill
    I went job searching here on a trip before the move and was a little nervous because I had never been unemployed. I never had to interview. 2 days and 4 interviews later I had 3 offer letters in my posession. I ended up taking the job that didn't give me an offer letter. God bless Texas.
  5. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

    Apr 4, 2011
    Out West
    No. I don't.
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  6. Longhorn1986

    Longhorn1986 Active Member

    Aug 4, 2016
    Fort Bend County
    What annoys the crap out of me is the recruiters who don't actually have a specific position in mind, but they insist on meeting to "get to know you". I have better things to do that sit around over a cup of coffee and have sunshine blown up my @##. If you have something tangible, great, let's talk, otherwise, get lost.
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  7. TexasBrandon

    TexasBrandon TGT Addict

    Jul 14, 2011
    This is a huge problem in the IT field. I have gotten all of my jobs due to people that I knew, as this is the only real way to get the jobs that aren't "listed" or that would get you at the bottom of the pile. I still get emails and LinkedIn spam from recruiters and I just block them. They have no idea what I do or what the position requires.
  8. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Will work for 10mm TGT Supporter

    Sep 22, 2017
    I've noticed this as well. Or they try to recruit you for a position that may be related to one small bullet point on your LinkedIn profile but you haven't touched in 5+ years.
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  9. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Even noticed outright hostility to older folks.
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  10. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    Old folks should be use to disappointment!

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