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The surprising reason millennials won't get hired
cnbc ^ | 6-30-2014

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. Fewer—87 percent—said deodorant was of daily importance, and 91 percent, a toothbrush.

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Clean up and wear a suit. That's 99% of the interview right there.
1 posted on 06/30/2014 6:21:08 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

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.


2 posted on 06/30/2014 6:26:44 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Citizen Zed
Yes, a suit, a fresh shower, obviously deodorant, fresh shave, no emo, no attitude, smile, good eye contact, no visible tats, good handshake, personable - You know, the basic workplace requirements. . What happened? Pop Culture? Drugs? The music?
3 posted on 06/30/2014 6:32:17 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Citizen Zed

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.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 6:33:44 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Citizen Zed

Horsemanure.


5 posted on 06/30/2014 6:35:13 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Exactly.

And lose the tattoos and piercings.


6 posted on 06/30/2014 6:38:04 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Citizen Zed

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:
1)on time
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.


7 posted on 06/30/2014 6:39:10 AM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: hoosierham
BUMP!

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.

8 posted on 06/30/2014 6:39:49 AM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: Citizen Zed
The reason millennials aren't getting hired is because the economy sucks, period. Silly articles like this just dance around the issue. Are there some kids who are odd and don't wear deodorant? Yes. But most do and they still aren't getting hired.
9 posted on 06/30/2014 6:43:45 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Art in Idaho
What happened? Pop Culture? Drugs? The music?

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.

10 posted on 06/30/2014 6:44:46 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Citizen Zed

I wonder if they know how to turn a “Smartphone” OFF


11 posted on 06/30/2014 6:57:51 AM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: Citizen Zed

always have at least one pen. I carried two just in case.
Its the little things that count in a interview.


12 posted on 06/30/2014 6:58:02 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Citizen Zed
Clean up and wear a suit. That's 99% of the interview right there.

Yea, just like the 60's generation did.

13 posted on 06/30/2014 7:04:20 AM PDT by steelwheels
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To: Citizen Zed

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.


14 posted on 06/30/2014 7:12:21 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (#DELETE *.* GOV)
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To: Jim from C-Town

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.


15 posted on 06/30/2014 7:15:16 AM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian.)
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To: hoosierham

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.


16 posted on 06/30/2014 7:19:13 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Citizen Zed

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.


17 posted on 06/30/2014 7:19:15 AM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian.)
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To: steelwheels

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.


18 posted on 06/30/2014 7:19:36 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: Citizen Zed

Who are they kidding? In the end, its the Obama economy is why they are unemployed.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 7:34:31 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Sequoyah101
I can relate to wanting to throw the phone in the creek. I have a 30 year old here that I did not hire, but I can't get rid of him either.

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!

20 posted on 06/30/2014 7:50:32 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: Citizen Zed

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


21 posted on 06/30/2014 7:53:13 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Sequoyah101

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.


22 posted on 06/30/2014 7:57:28 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: steelwheels

Yes we did to every single interview.


23 posted on 06/30/2014 8:24:38 AM PDT by redangus
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To: Mr. K

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.


24 posted on 06/30/2014 8:31:52 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Citizen Zed

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


25 posted on 06/30/2014 9:53:44 AM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Hollywood...Washington DC for pretty people)
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To: defconw

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.”


26 posted on 06/30/2014 10:00:20 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL, I know what you mean. Those are even more annoying because you never know if they are talking to you or not.


27 posted on 06/30/2014 10:03:11 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: I want the USA back

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.


28 posted on 06/30/2014 10:41:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Citizen Zed

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.


29 posted on 06/30/2014 10:43:47 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: tubebender
I wonder if they know how to turn a “Smartphone” OFF

They actually text DURING job interviews.....

30 posted on 06/30/2014 10:44:43 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Citizen Zed
Some continue to blame the Government why they can't get a job of any substance...


31 posted on 06/30/2014 10:54:52 AM PDT by caww
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To: hoosierham
Or piercing other than earring for women if you absolutely must.

I have had single piercings in both ears for over 40 years. Pierced earrings are more secure than clip earrings, which can be painful after a few hours of pinching.

Multiple piercings in weird places, tattoos all over is a look I find disgusting.
32 posted on 06/30/2014 12:13:38 PM PDT by Nepeta
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