The trials of finding decent employment

TurgonTurgon Banned Posts: 6,308 ■■■■■■■■■□
An interesting post from 10 years ago. It's clear that many of the hiring difficulties encountered today haven't changed much since 1998. To all those struggling to get on..its not a new phenomenon!

http://psyche.uthct.edu/nes/wwwboard/messages/131.html

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  • undomielundomiel Member Posts: 2,818
    And it looks like hiring agencies haven't really improved in their usefulness either.

    I liked the lady who called me the other day look for something with Mac, PC, and Apple experience, and experience with Leopard and Tiger would be a plus.
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  • ClaymooreClaymoore Member Posts: 1,637
    Recruiters aren't the best when it comes to understanding different technologies. I remember a job post back in late '98 or early '99 that was looking for someone with 5 years of Java experience. Since the first public release of Java wasn't until 1995, they must have been trying to hire James Gosling.
  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I interviewed with one of those hiring agencies one time, they were looking for "Certification in MCSE and Microsoft". After the interview, they contacted me shortly afterward and said I didn't meet the criteria because I had an MCSE certification and not Microsoft certification.
    IT guy since 12/00

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  • readtm88readtm88 Member Posts: 13 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Shortly after I passed the 70-270 test I was checking out jobs and found a job as an Active Directory Architect.

    Well that sounded interesting but the pay wage was less than what Burger King Pays $14,000/year.

    Wow, maybe i choose the wrong field?
  • ITNYCITNYC Member Posts: 87 ■■□□□□□□□□
    blargoe wrote:
    I interviewed with one of those hiring agencies one time, they were looking for "Certification in MCSE and Microsoft". After the interview, they contacted me shortly afterward and said I didn't meet the criteria because I had an MCSE certification and not Microsoft certification.

    LOL that's something.
  • shednikshednik Member Posts: 2,005
    blargoe wrote:
    I interviewed with one of those hiring agencies one time, they were looking for "Certification in MCSE and Microsoft". After the interview, they contacted me shortly afterward and said I didn't meet the criteria because I had an MCSE certification and not Microsoft certification.

    Ummmm...WHAT?! icon_scratch.gificon_scratch.gif

    Maybe if you would have listed being an MCP you would have met their criteria icon_eek.gif
  • SieSie Member Posts: 1,195
    blargoe wrote:
    I interviewed with one of those hiring agencies one time, they were looking for "Certification in MCSE and Microsoft". After the interview, they contacted me shortly afterward and said I didn't meet the criteria because I had an MCSE certification and not Microsoft certification.

    icon_eek.gif

    Perhaps they read it as Maybe Certified in Something Else

    Made me smile when I read it, looks like we need to abandon all hope now icon_lol.gif
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  • CrunchyhippoCrunchyhippo Member Posts: 389
    My advisor once showed me a Monster.com ad looking for a Network Specialist; the employer needed someone who had either a CCNA, a CCNP, or a CCIE. Clearly an HR drone was putting the ad together and knew nothing about technology. What CCIE would bother applying for this?
    "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." - Popular Mechanics, 1949
  • snadamsnadam Member Posts: 2,234 ■■■■□□□□□□
    blargoe wrote:
    I interviewed with one of those hiring agencies one time, they were looking for "Certification in MCSE and Microsoft". After the interview, they contacted me shortly afterward and said I didn't meet the criteria because I had an MCSE certification and not Microsoft certification.

    please tell me you called them back...not to yell, just to let them know what the 'M' in MCSE means...
    **** ARE FOR CHUMPS! Don't be a chump! Validate your material with certguard.com search engine

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  • garv221garv221 Member Posts: 1,914
    They guy was 50 tweaking motherboards. icon_confused.gif
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