Skip to comments.Managers to Millennials: Job Interview No Time to Text
Posted on 04/29/2013 1:01:29 PM PDT by detective
Newly minted college graduates soon entering the job market could be facing another hurdle besides high unemployment and a sluggish economy. Hiring managers say many perform poorlysometimes even bizarrelyin job interviews.
Human resource professionals say they've seen recent college grads text or take calls in interviews, dress inappropriately, use slang or overly casual language, and exhibit other oddball behavior.
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Leadership and people skills are always in short supply.
As a father of four, with three entering school next year, I am well aware of college costs. But there are solutions if kid are taught no free rides...
Son #1 will graduate in June. He will graduate in three years and still spent a semester oversees. He had multiple scholarships. With scholarships and trimming a year off school, he saved $92K in tuition (we to private school). He also went online to get books saving thousands of dollars. Do a WSJ search on the trend in graduating early and how kids do it.
Daughter decided to go to community college on scholarship which was good decision for her. Will continue to work.
Son will enter the Air National Guard and sit out one year. Will then go to school on a combination of GI Bill and State Program for Guard Members (100% paid tuition). He garnered a special job and will get double GI monthly payments ($700 instead of $350). Also monthly drill pay. Also, $20K signing bonus. Kid will have more money than me when he graduates.
Last daughter going to a fine state school. Good grades and ACT (not excellent) got her about 30% scholarship. Her visit to the school included meeting with manager of a sandwich shop which at home she works at. They will give her a job.
Ahh, the usual two minute hate against young folks.
We’re all just useless eaters who won’t amount to anything!
Yes, it’s amazing what the actual stories are like out there. You did a good job with your kids.
Peace + Blessings sir!
One place I worked at “banned” them but 95% of the people out there were H’s people so it was OK. I observed the rule though, pointless as it was except for one time where I took a call from a contracting recruiter was going to quit in a couple of days anyway.
Where I am now, cell phones for the most part don’t work since the facility is in the middle of nowhere except in a few known good spots. In my cube data works ok but voice doesn’t.
At break time it is fun to watch the herds run to the good reception areas.
I only hire former marines, rangers, seals, or other specialties of the military. They always show up, on time, ready to work, are willing to learn, are willing to start at the bottom, and take constructive criticism and improve their work.
they are the best employees I have. Makes me look good. We all look good.
I believe they do know what they are doing. Maybe their goal isn’t to get their grads hired out. Their goal is to get those who fail at getting jobs to come back to their school, take on more debt and study for another degree.
If the grad’s original degree, with your wife’s preparation, was enough to earn them jobs, the schools would get less advanced degree money.
And, I was worried if my shoes were polished enough.
My company had to send out an email regarding their latest IT policy changes:
* We’re blocking Netflix on the corporate network. Apparently, people got bored and were watching TV shows and movies - at work, on work computers, and consuming a big chunk of network.
* Pandora radio getting blocked. Bandwidth issue, plus noise factor for some employees who couldn’t help but share their music choices.
* Youtube getting blocked for everyone but marketing and business intelligence. You have to get permission to access it.
but they aren’t fifty year old white guys. You can see why they keep hiring the youngsters.
I just interviewed a bunch of College student for an intern program. By and large they showed up well dressed and acted appropriately. They were all engineering student if that means anything.
Well we can only hope you are unemployed yourself.
I work part time as an adjunct Professor. If I give anything other than the highest grade, I am hit questions, insults and arguments for weeks. It is incredible.
In WI, we have verify the recall which is a database of all those who signed the recall against Gov. Walker. That’s the best way I know of to ID Leftists. No need to ask the question.
“Ive often wondered why young people today seem to unablel to TURN OFF THE PHONE!”
As an owner of a medical clinic, we have a policy of forbidding employees from using cell phones at their work stations. It’s counterproductive and could result in security leaks (we have to be careful of open lines, copying medical info). The patients are also on the phone all the time. We have a policy of no cell phones, but patients seem to break the policy all the time.
I thought of getting a cell phone jammer, but to my surprise, they are illegal in the US.
Nah. I work.
Karma is a tricky thing.
Yep, which is why ending teacher tenure is awful idea. Just encourages rampant grade inflation.
The entire premise of education reform is that the kids are wonderful and brimming with enthusiasm to learn. They aren’t. It’s mostly a quasi-thuggish lot demanding “respect”.
Companies can move and hire overseas and will.
It’s the New Normal, who are you to judge your own employees?