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The job market is broken

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When companies recruit worldwide and accept nothing but the best, the vast majority of people have no access to work, particularly if their job skills are narrowly specialized.  I type 80 words a minute and that's basically all I do; in the early 2000s I could get a job based solely on that, and so I did, and I kept doing only that and nothing more for way longer than I should have, and now the world economy is in the toilet and I'm effectively unemployable, or rather un-hirable.  I could do plenty of jobs just fine, but I'll never make it past the HR gatekeepers who will reject me because I lack the people skills to impress them, even if the job I'm applying for doesn't require any people skills (and companies keep eliminating those jobs and assigning extra duties to existing workers so they can cut costs).

 

I've worked for temporary agencies, but they've basically all stopped offering me opportunities.  I apply to jobs on Indeed, but hardly ever get so much as an email back to inform me that they hired someone else.  Every other job board is a scam as far as I can tell, except maybe for LinkedIn which is just impossible for me to navigate.  I have no idea what to do and my financial prospects look incredibly bleak.  I think it's about time I start looking for skyscrapers that have thirtieth-floor windows that I can jump out of, Wall Street-style.

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20 hours ago, willpell said:

I think it's about time I start looking for skyscrapers that have thirtieth-floor windows that I can jump out of, Wall Street-style.

Have you considered the following?

Simply place this on the glass, give it a push, and it will break the window that you want to jump out of.

 

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Heh, I'm feeling distinctly less self-destructive now.  I still need a job, I still have no confidence that I will find one before my money runs out, but I at least have back the ability to spend my free time being non-miserable.

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I was faced with the cuts on the job because of the pandemic. A lot of people lost their jobs, but we were more fortunate because we kept our jobs, but on different terms. Our salaries were reduced and our working hours increased. I'm talking about myself and my co-workers from the office where I work. This made me look for another job. Thus, I found the courses, because I want to retrain to get a remote job. Then I need to pass the exams and get a Cisco certification. So, I have found guys who help with Cisco certification exams, and I think I will succeed. Please wish me luck.  

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