RE: job market Q4 2009

Subject: RE: job market Q4 2009
From: Melissa Nelson <melmis36 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 11:05:09 -0500


Oh you are definitely not alone on this one. I am finishing up a contract now and when it first came out I had at least ten recruiters call me about it. They all acted like going with them guaranteed me the job!



I just love the outsourced recruiters who call from other countries far, far away. My favorite was the recruiter who INSISTED that Maryland was not that far from Indianapolis, Indiana. He just throught I was terrible because I did not want to commute to Indiana EVERY day! He told me he looked on a map and Indiana and Maryland were "not that far from each other". :) I soon learned to let the answering machine pick up all calls from recruiters before I did!



Merry Christmas everyone!



Melissa







> From: GanttComm -at- aol -dot- com
> Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 13:30:34 -0500
> Subject: Re: job market Q4 2009
> To: dangarza1 -at- comcast -dot- net; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
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> Double the same here. And I thought I was the only one having this
> experience.
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> Eulinda Y. Gantt
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> In a message dated 12/22/2009 12:28:44 P.M. Central Standard Time,
> dangarza1 -at- comcast -dot- net writes:
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> Same here.
>
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> Of Steven Gaghan
> Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 12:25 PM
> To: Robert Lauriston
> Cc: TECHWR-L Writing
> Subject: Re: job market Q4 2009
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> Yeah, I received five phones/emails for the same job with in about fours of
> one another, and then another two or three the next day. Most of the
> recruiters were not located in the US. It got to the point where the
> recruiter would call and read the job description to me, and I would ask
> them: "Is this Job with Westinghouse?" "It stopped most of them dead in
> their tracks. They were like vultures circling around carrion.
> Unfortunately, I was the carrion.
>
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 1:11 PM, Robert Lauriston
> <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>wrote:
>
> > There was an article in the NY Times yesterday about how temporary
> > agency employees were the fastest-growing category in the Bureau of
> > Labor Statistics' November survey:
> >
> > http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/21/business/economy/21temps.html
> >
> > This certainly matches my experience. I've seen only one or two
> > permanent jobs to apply for this quarter. Almost every job posting I
> > see is for a temp position, I'm currently working as a temp, and I
> > frequently get email from five recruiters from different temp agencies
> > for the same gig.
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