Big Rob wrote:
Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath? Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is 'suspicious'
I thought a lack of empathy for the suffering of other human beings would be a better indicator of psychopathy.
Employers being suspicious of people without facebook accounts?
I has come to my attention that with some employers, one simply cannnot win.
I've encountered various feedback from interviews, a chunk of which falls into the "I think you're really being a bit too fussy" category.
* With your extensive experience we think you would have been bored in this job. (Oh that some past employers had shared this concern).
* We noted a period of project management, and felt the vacancy would suit somebody more dedicated to system administration. (Cos people can only ever do one thing).
* Your answer "so I am no longer unemployed" seemed a random answer to "why would you like to work for us". (This one really floored me, I suspect new graduates are issued a little book with their MBA graduation packs that contains the magic "Correct" answer. I frankly couldn't lower myself to utter the footballer like "It's always been my ambition to work for Acme repairs and Spares".
I begin to wonder whether this is an extension of the "All school-leavers are shit" meme so beloved of local businessmen.
I notice that these chaps have recently undergone personality bypasses, so they all sing from the federation of small business hymn-sheet.
I'm partly sympathetic that times are hard, but making an excuse that your business is failing because of Johnny the £2.24 / hour apprentice seems lame.
I wonder whether a similar culkture is growing against "experienced jobseekers" and "Career changers".