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If the fates allow [Dec. 1st, 2010|10:46 am]
Charlotte Doyle
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Man, there is nothing like job searching to destroy your soul. It's pretty much a guarantee. One wonders if all employers just perversely enjoy listing completely ludicrous requirements for their job postings, or if they all really feel they need 5+ years of experience for any applicant. Heads-up to you employers out there - chances are good that the fact that I'm twice as smart as most of your other applicants will compensate for at least three years of experience. Of course, my inability to tolerate boredom and repetition is probably a black mark.

Obviously, I'm looking at employment opportunities for after the interviewing job is over. There's another temporary job at Mac in admissions, but the competition seems kind of insane, so I don't know if it'll work out.

Well, anyway, whining aside, Thanksgiving was awesome and Elias and I have a beautiful Christmas tree (that Tristan wants with all his soul to destroy, but we'll ignore that for the present). I'm really looking forward to Christmas and going to Austin to see my parents. Christmas just makes everything better.

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[User Picture]From: happy_l_devil
2010-12-01 08:56 pm (UTC)
Often when they something like 5 years experience, what they mean is not entry level. Sometimes other work experience counts. If you've got a strong case, you can usually bypass at least a few years. I don't know why they do that, but there you go.
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[User Picture]From: chlorinegoddess
2010-12-02 01:23 am (UTC)
They do it because they all suck and are taking advantage of the high levels of unemployed or underemployed people out there. "We want the most insanely qualified person we can possibly find, we're going to pay them $28,000 a year, and ask them to do the work of 2.5 people!"

Freaking capitalism.
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