Seeing the job market from the other side
I was getting annoyed and disheartened about applying to dozens of jobs over at ny.craigslist.com, taking about an hour to write the cover letter for each one, and then never getting so much as a courtesy email from anyone.
geeze. that's disheartening.
I did recruitment selection for a firm some 5 years ago, and even then, when everyone seemed to be getting hired, resumes came in by the hundreds per day. The reason, of course, isn't the job market, but rather the fact that the software market is one of the few markets where even the gainfully employed still spam out their resume endlessly (even when they're in positions that they're happy with). Couple that with the fact that unqualified dreamers spam their resume to every job that they see hoping that they'll apparently win the job lottery, and by some stroke of luck they'll just pull it out of the pile and hire them.
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