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Old 07-03-2005, 07:51 AM   #1
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Something to consider for those who are considering ER and may not be financially ready,

Today's NY Times Job Market section is all of six pages.
Last time I was looking for a job the help wanted section was about the size of 1/2 of a small telephone directory.

Not positive news.
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Something to consider for those who are considering ER and may not be financially ready,

Today's NY Times Job Market section is all of six pages.
Last time I was looking for a job the help wanted section was about the size of 1/2 of a small telephone directory.

Not positive news.
Of course, if the last time you were looking for a job was in 1999, that might be important information. The employment sections I have seen have been holding pretty steady... not as large as 1999, not as small as 2002.

Every paper I have ever subscribed to has unusually short employment sections on holiday weekends.
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I wonder if with the advent of that internet thing if companies are doing job searches differently now other than listing openings in the paper.
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With the internet - paying to post a job in the newspaper is a thing of the past.
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When I looked to hire associates, I discovered that print advertising (mostly in legal journals) led to poor results. If I wanted someone green, go to the law schools and post openings on our firms website. If I wanted experience, the only way to go was headhunters and personal connections.
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I only ran a print ad for a job once, in 1987. I got about 50,000 responses (ok, i'm exaggerating), about 5 of which were even remotely in the vicinity of what I wanted. :P
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I looked for a job via a print add once, in 1987. Out of 50,000 adds (ok, i'm exaggerating), about 5 were even remotely in the vicinity of what I wanted.
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That was a tough time in the computer business up in the new england area. Prime, data general, digital, wang and others of that now expired ilk were all burping up 10,000 employees each a year. Most of the people I got were ridiculously specialized and looking to change careers. Disk drive servo specialist. Engineering the red wire in the cable, but only if it terminates in a female pin specialst.
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When "downsized" in 1998, I found 50,000 employers wanting experienced, well-rounded, computer-savvy employees. Only, they wanted to pay them $25k...

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Beats five bucks!
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Pert time - is like 9th ward - for the night job tossing erster sack's off the truck - so's dey be ready at the raw esrter bar when the tourists in shorts and alligator shirts(golf shirts with logo) show up.

Back in the late eighties - giving blood - the guy sticking the needle was a 'downsized middle management computer guy' studying nursing.

Conversation was along the lines - my wife, the nurse, is never worried about work - so I'm letting her help me switch careers - and don't ever let 'them' promote you to management - you fall asleep at the switch and before you know it - you're outdated and obsolete.

?mid thirties - I'd guess age wise.

And yes - I did get a free T-shirt.
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When "downsized" in 1998, I found 50,000 employers wanting experienced, well-rounded, computer-savvy employees. Only, they wanted to pay them $25k...

Well it is either that or watch that job head to India
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