Job hunting, and people towards you.

I guess we all went through that stage at a moment or another, we all had that time where we didn’t have any job, and were looking for one. It can be some days, decades or month ago or still now, but i will tell you what IS annoying in the reaction of people. So if you know someone who doesn’t have a job, here is what pisses us off to the point we just want to crash your head against the wall.

“At least I work” Right…. So you work, that is good for you, but it’s not really because we CHOOSED to that we don’t work. We send CVs, applications,, we call, we do whatever we can, even dealing with our job centers, and all that for what? To get a mail (when we do) telling us that they are happy we applied but too baaaaad they won’t give us a chance. So what do you want us to do? Force people to hire us? Call them non stop? No! And we are not in the 70s anymore, you can’t find a job in a blink of an eye. So seriously stop it, annoying as hell.

“You still haven’t found a job?” No i didn’t otherwise you would know about it. And well, same as above, can’t force anyone to hire us, and when you are young, or you got no experience, but no one is willing to let you show what you can do or get that experience, what do you do then? Yes because mostly, it’s due to the fact we don’t have 10 years of experience, but no one is willing to give us a chance.

“Just pass you driver’s license then! ” But of course, and will you give me the money? No? Then SHUT UP. We don’t all live in USA where it cost 50$ to pass that license, here it can cost up to 2000 euros, yea, and the “didn’t you work during the summer”, well yeah, but with what money did you think we pay the university? Seriously? Asking the parents? As i said, it’s EXPENSIVE and for many of my generation, parents approach or are retired, and didn’t win the lottery.

It ain’t fun to always have to listen what other people say, like if they think it’s sooooooooooooooo easy to find a job. But those are the one who found a job in the 70s and kept it until retirement. So for those, please, do us a favor, shut up. You have no idea how hard it is right now.

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25 year old, 10 years of study in college and 5 in every single job possible.

Rant of today and i guess most job seekers will agree on that, companies are truly and deeply unreasonable about their expectation on candidates for a job. Let’s face it! They want you to be young (tons of energy and really motivated to work) so you will agree to do whatever work even the most annoying and painful one. They want you to have studies kinda like 10 years (In every single course, because everything is needed for the job they offer, you should know it…) of course, got high degree in whatever field, and  5 years experience minimum in the job they ask you to do (and now explain me when do you have time to get so much experience).

Am I the only one to find that stupid? Mostly when you study especially for high diplomas, you don’t have time to work in the same time, or maybe summer jobs. But that ain’t enough! They want more, but that experience, one day, we need to be given the chance to build experience. isn’t that true? For people who have been in that field for a while, alright they have the experience, but for young ones, not really.

And then when you MANAGE to pass to the interview, you get told that in the end, you are not fitted for the job, or that you don’t give the right image… So in the end, even if you have the qualification, experience, skills, if you don’t have a nice head that they will like, you are fucked. I don’t see why a punk having all the right degree and qualification wouldn’t be more suitable for that job than a moron with just a nice suit…..

And the worse is, when you are a foreigner. You get looked at as if you were unable to understand their language. Well i am sorry but if you go through all the trouble to learn the language, to write a CV in English, and do your best to even sound native, being treated like “I am sorry but you will have difficulties here with the language”… There I say, sorry? Try to speak 3 languages fluently then talk to me about not being able to follow a conversation!!!

For the junkies and other ones who do not look for a job or don’t want to work, i say, let them rot in their shit, but for people who DO want to work, please, to all of you who offer a job, stop being so judgmental, stop looking at us like we are some kind of dumb kids… And it’s not because we don’t have ALL the experience you require or ALL the qualifications you want that we can’t do a good job.