Christ, what an asshole.
Why do you think a sandwich board would be more effective than using an employment agency or trying to get work through a headhunter?
I have registered with a number of agencies and headhunters and have sent my résumé to literally thousands of companies. I paid a large amount of money to use a fax service that sent my résumé out to something like 7,000 companies in the metropolitan area.
I got maybe three calls, but the interviews came to nothing. Actually, two of the three interviews were for nonexistent jobs. The companies loved my résumé, and even though they had nothing they wanted to meet me. They said they would keep my résumé on file in case something opened up.
Why do you think this is happening?
I think there are a number of issues at work. One is that so many people are out of work that I am getting lost in the shuffle. I have been on the hiring side myself, and it is very difficult to go through every résumé if you get hundreds or maybe thousands.
The recruiters have been supportive. One had a position for me he was working on for weeks with a toy company, but when the stock market dropped so radically the owner decided to put a freeze on hiring.
I also think I may be facing age discrimination. It's probably cheaper to hire a recent college grad than to pay someone with more experience.
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