Skip to comments.The surprising reason millennials won't get hired
Posted on 06/30/2014 6:21:08 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
Millennials are famously unemployed and underemployed, but the reason may not entirely be the so-so job market. Or gaps in their college education.
It could be their body odor.
In the Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility report, released Monday, surveyors asked 1,000 adults about the importance of various items in their daily lives. Among millennials, 93 percent said a smartphone was "very" or "somewhat" important, making it the most important item for that age group. Fewer87 percentsaid deodorant was of daily importance, and 91 percent, a toothbrush.
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What a crock of Shia Muslim that is right there. The reason why they don’t have jobs is that the country is in a prolonged and deep depression. It is caused by poor economic policies of the Obama Administration following the panic of 2008! All other reasons are simply BS to make the idiots look better.
DON’T get tattoos that can be seen when wearing shorts and short-sleeved garments.I don’t want to see barbed wire around your neck,vines or dragons or skulls on your arms and legs.Better yet don’t get tattoos at all.Or piercing other than earring for women if you absolutely must. Bodily mutilation is a sign of problems.
Leave the cellphone in the car or turned silent in the pocket and give full attention to the interview(and job).
Younger people and some not-so-young obsession with cellphones is disturbing.I even had a date get out her phone as soon as we ordered and proceed to make calls. That was our first and last date.I suspect interviewers might react the same.
And lose the tattoos and piercings.
My husband hires college kids (18-21) during the summer to work for his irrigation repair company.
He only hires MK’s (missionary kids) who were homeschooled.
They are always:
2)clean and well groomed
3)courteous to supervisors and customers
FYI, he starts them at $10 an hour, and most end up making $20 after a couple of summers.
He says they are worth every penny.
I haven't had to hire anyone since I retired 15 years ago. Probably just as well :)
I run into fewer and fewer people I would consider a good hire. Brains full of mush, cellphone addicted, unable to concentrate.
Glad I'm old.
Public education happened.
Schools no longer educate, they indoctrinate kids to be good progressive voters who will be guaranteed votes for teacher interests.
Students leave very unprepared and knowing very little about the real world.
I wonder if they know how to turn a “Smartphone” OFF
always have at least one pen. I carried two just in case.
Its the little things that count in a interview.
Yea, just like the 60's generation did.
Biggest issue I run into is attendance. These days everyone has a reason why they can’t come in by 7 or 8 am and then they have an urgent appointment and need to leave early at least twice a month. Grooming might be the issue for some, but being here when I need you is the biggy for me.
Blame the victim. That is what failed governments always do. I am sure that the story will be followed by another one telling us how a child with drug resistant TB and no education from Central America is a great asset to this country and a benefit to this country.
The elites in this country hate the middle class.
I guess you’re younger than I am and may have an easier time understanding the desire for decorating one’s body like a pirate with all manner of childlike expression that will last a lifetime. What is the driver for this crap?
Cell phone addiction? Yes, it is epidemic. A guy who works for me is late 30’s and his rings constantly and the rig tone is obnoxious. I want to rip the thing out of his hands and trow it in the creek. It seems the more obnoxious the better. Ditto with commercials.
Inconsiderate also makes the top of the hit list of reasons I’m growing to flat hate being around others.
I just forwarded that article to my 19 year old daughter. She does wear deodorant but for some reason is not upset about the shitty job prospects out there. She is starting to get pissed about everything that is getting taken out of her paychecks however.
I have one suit that is for interviews and a few other important things. It stays in the plastic. It is 10 years old but looks like new and it was tailor made. Nothing special, just sensible dark blue.
Who are they kidding? In the end, its the Obama economy is why they are unemployed.
Knows everything, just ask him. GAD! Stupid phone buzzes constantly! At least now most of them text and we no longer have to listen to one-sided inane conversations at peak volume.
I had one who's moved on to "greener" pastures. His ring tone, was that stupid whistle from the Old Spice commercial. I came close to going to the penitentiary!
I saw one of those reality show ‘repair shop’ TV shows one where the son of the business owner got one of his friends hired...
The guy would sit on his ass half the time, and when asked to sweep the parking lot he did it with one hand while talking on the phone with the other hand... he was fired before the end of the show.
This is typical of what I see from te under 30 crowd
Tattooing and piercings seem to have suddenly appealed to insecure people about 1995;that is when I first started seeing convenience store clerks and others exhibiting those signs of poor judgment.
I now see quite a few otherwise attractive women and decent looking men whose appearance is spoiled by what would have been seen formerly only at a freak show.
Yes we did to every single interview.
You have to establish the rules from the beginning but we have trouble even imagining what we have to make rules about. We stupidly expect some things are just naturally out of bounds and unacceptable. But noooooo... everything and anything goes with them.
Back to the old days of no personal calls during business hours. Moderation is not possible because it can’t be defined to them. Black and white no grey and no requirements for judgement can be expected.
I don’t buy this...since a large number of “educated” foreigners used to replace Americans come from nations where large numbers of their citizenry still defecate openly in the middle of the street
And, a large number of older folks are hygenically challenged
Had a moron at work that always had one of those bluetooth things screwed into his ear. I once told him “If you answer that thing when I’m talking to you, you’ll be glad you have both hands free.”
LOL, I know what you mean. Those are even more annoying because you never know if they are talking to you or not.
I’m with you. Of all the reasons Millenials are flailing on the job market (and, as the recently departed Chuck Noll once said, they are numerous and they are many), personal hygiene is typically not one of them.
also, they all want to start at CEO and spend a few days on the golf course and the other times at expensive lunches all rolled into a 20 hour Obama type work week.
They actually text DURING job interviews.....