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Getting Hired

I know a few people seeking employment.  They have applied to numerous jobs and yet are not getting hired.  I just saw an article about a college graduate who applied to over three hundred jobs.  She is young and attractive and was not hired for any of the positions. She was finally offered a contractor position at five hundred dollars per month or five hundred thirty-four and fifty cents Euros. That is an insult.  Most of the people I know applying for jobs see the words ‘entry level’ on almost everything.  Are they looking to pay their future employees a low wage?  Many individuals who pursue getting hired particularly in the sales industry usually have extensive experience.  They do not wish to start at the lower levels. One of the other issues is that they put the job applicants through a rigorous interview process. Years ago getting hired was much less difficult.  Your skills and job experience were all that mattered.  I know that even in the early 2000’s restaurants were putting  younger people through their paces.  A restaurant in San Diego even had all the candidates come at the same time and then made them do a scavenger hunt. It was foolish and frankly I thought the manager was on a power trip. Getting hired should not be that difficult.  With a good CV or resume, solid references, a person should be able to employed after the one and only interview.  To have three or four meetings and discussions is ridiculous.  You can learn everything at the very first conversation.  Once the references are verified the hiring process should be instant. Appearance is certainly important in all interviews.  I once received a better position simply by dressing nicely wearing a suit and leather shoes. The one thing that is always important if you wish to dress to impress is to wear real leather shoes, a leather belt and a leather purse.  Wearing the flannel shirt, sports shirt, rubber soled shoes are not even remotely the attire if you hope to land the job. What do you think? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at www.misplacedtrustbook.com. If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Please check me out on IHeart radio. “The Special Gift” is now available at the Morgan Mill Mail/UPS.

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