Digital Space. I am turning 59 next week and I love the internet. I love that I can search, in a second, anything that my mind conjures up. I agree with the Pope, "the internet is a gift from God." With all of its power, the internet has managed to become the most discriminating job killer ever invented since man walked out of a cave. While it may be a blessing for an employer, it has now keep millions upon millions of potential employees from EVER getting a job. Here's how. All the search engines like Monster, Indeed, LinkedIn, HotJobs, CareerJet, SimplyHired, etc. all operate on the same premise. That is, they post a job that fits your profile, you spend a day or two filling out the internet application, the information falls into a "job filter" never to emerge from the digital garbage heap of ka-billions of other internet job applications. Here is how it works. You, the applicant, spend tens of thousands of dollars to earn a degree, a Bachelor's or maybe even a Master's, then, you go to the internet and find your job. Yeah, there it is! You fill out the application and wait, and wait, and wait. Then you fill out another, and another, and another. Yep. Nobody calls, no one writes you, no one even bothers to acknowledge that you even exist. Your professors told you this is how it is done. You are still at home living with Mom and Dad. You can't pay for a car or house. You fill out another application. No results. O.K., I made my point. The following suggestion will guarantee you at least a 25 to 50 percent better result. ADVICE: use the internet to find the job. If you must, fill out the app. Then, and this is the most important part... You must go to the place of business offering the job and get REAL FACE TIME IN FRONT OF LIVE HUMAN BEING! In sales, it takes four personal contacts to close the deal! Sell yourself! Sounds silly, it is not. You just went past 98 percent of the other applicants who filled out the same application. Believe me, trust me, have FAITH in my advice. Companies, H.R. reps, individuals would prefer hiring an authentic motivated individual over a digital application any day of the week. I know, I used to hire people once a week! Go get your JOB! That's how I see it, today, June 13th, 2014! Good Luck!
"The purpose of my writing is twofold. First, to get things out of my head. Second, to show it to you."
Daniel D Scroggin
A freelance writer, flight instructor, and world traveler. Sharing his ideas, opinions, and adventures for your consumption.