Easy to say as a spectator. I had a neighbor decades ago who had an engineering degree and an MBA (from a second-rate school). He spent 8 months trying to get a job. Then he dropped the MBA from his resume and got scooped up IMMEDIATELY, by a large company
A spectator? I have no idea what you mean.
I’ve been on the business side of recruiting, oh, and on the job seeker side as well. And the job market today is wildly different than it was decades ago.
Just expressing my opinion, having had to ask why folks choose to leave stuff off of their resume. It’s rather uncomfortable for both sides.
Of course, when you can demonstrate that it was because of the lack of the MBA that got him the job to the exclusion of other variables, I will be happy to eat my shoe leather. I’m not anticipating that happening, though.
It is not advisable to either pad or dumb down your resume. I have hired people for different jobs than the ones they were originally interviewing for based on the resume and the interview. Just my experience and my opinion.
“A spectator? I have no idea what you mean.
Ive been on the business side of recruiting, oh, and on the job seeker side as well. And the job market today is wildly different than it was decades ago.”
Doesn’t sound so much different. Back then employers feared people with MBAs because of their (rightly or wrongly) assumed attitude that these people would bring to the company. What I read this evening was IDENTICAL to what I was hearing back then, so I responded with EXACTLY what worked from back then.
As to my friend, how much longer than 8 months should he have waited before trying a different approach?