Partly because of the internet, where employers and job candidates have too many choices, it’s tough to get hired or find the right employee these days. There are plenty of internet scams, and some jobs don’t even list an address or phone number, even on their website. Job candidates are now competing against people from all over the world for the same good job. One local job I applied for, on CareerBuilder.com told me that most candidates were 763 miles away.
You would think that the internet would help candidates learn new skills, so they would be more prepared. In theory, it does. But employers still prefer years of experience instead of googling or training classes.
You could just go the route of the rookie if you don’t have experience, but then they can’t tell you they want someone younger, even if that’s true, so that makes it tough again.
It would be helpful if employers didn’t list everything
under the sun as a job requirement and then surprise you by expecting you to know something that was not on the list or just hinted at. If we don’t know a subject but we at least googled it, shouldn’t we get some credit
for at least trying if we admit it? What do you think?