or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › Other Discussion › AppleOutsider › Did you read the resume?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Did you read the resume?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
You know what bugs the heck out of me?

When recruiters call about job openings and they say it's a great fit or opportunity then you find out it's an entry level position when clearly on your resume it shows you have over 15 years of IT Helpdesk Support experience AND a Bachelor's degree.

Is the recruiter just not reading the resume? Or are they really that stupid?

Where can one go when they have over 15 years of IT Helpdesk Support experience?
And what's the maximum someone can make doing this kind of work?
post #2 of 10
I think they just don't care. They are like a shot gun. BOOM! They'll hit something.
post #3 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by O-Mac View Post

Where can one go when they have over 15 years of IT Helpdesk Support experience?
And what's the maximum someone can make doing this kind of work?

To India!
I think you can get 3-4 rupees per day if you speak unintelligible english.
From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, "Look at that!" -...
Reply
From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, "Look at that!" -...
Reply
post #4 of 10
How much of it is Mac experience? PD help desk people are a dime a dozen. When we have an open position we get hundreds of resum├ęs in the first couple days. Mac IT people, on the other hand, are harder to come by, get paid about 10% more on average and take longer to fill.
post #5 of 10
Recruiters make commission off of you. They'll put you anywhere as long as you accept it.
"If I had played my career hitting singles like Pete (Rose), I'd wear a dress." - Mickey Mantle
Reply
"If I had played my career hitting singles like Pete (Rose), I'd wear a dress." - Mickey Mantle
Reply
post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guybrush Threepwood View Post

Recruiters make commission off of you. They'll put you anywhere as long as you accept it.

Yea that's it. They need warm bodies to take positions. The people that survive in that line of work tend to be rude and pushy. I guess that's what it takes to get ahead???

I hung up on a cold call once saying, "Yea I'm not interested .... Click" only to have the guy send me an email in 60 seconds tell me that we must have been disconnected because in his XX years of work he's never been hung up on. Yea Right!
post #7 of 10
It was probably my roomate.
"If I had played my career hitting singles like Pete (Rose), I'd wear a dress." - Mickey Mantle
Reply
"If I had played my career hitting singles like Pete (Rose), I'd wear a dress." - Mickey Mantle
Reply
post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by O-Mac View Post

Is the recruiter just not reading the resume? Or are they really that stupid?

My resume shows nothing but Mac-only work for over two decades.
And I still get calls about a perfect position which is Windows only.

The recruiter usually says something like: "Well, are you willing to learn it?"

With this type of thinking, I am convinced they must make a few bucks on just setting up the interviews.
post #9 of 10
15 years is a long time to stay in Help desk. Depending on what sort of organisation you tend to go up the food chain, in a corporate I'd expect:

Help desk
Level 2 support
Level 3 support
Projects and builds
Engineering
Architecture & strategic design
Executive something or other

And you can always jump into management at any point and change your technical specialty (I went broadly from high end Unix to high end Storage). I also kind of jumped sideways into professional services, and ended up doing lots of pre/post sales design work too, so there's interesting work in the channel, if you don't mind the lack of ethics.

Cheers,

Martin.
15" PB, 15" MBP, MB, MBA, G5 iMac, C2D iMac, Mac Mini, UK iPhone 3G, SGI RealityEngine2, SGI/Division Virtual Reality Rig, NetApp F760C
Reply
15" PB, 15" MBP, MB, MBA, G5 iMac, C2D iMac, Mac Mini, UK iPhone 3G, SGI RealityEngine2, SGI/Division Virtual Reality Rig, NetApp F760C
Reply
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by O-Mac View Post

You know what bugs the heck out of me?

When recruiters call about job openings and they say it's a great fit or opportunity then you find out it's an entry level position when clearly on your resume it shows you have over 15 years of IT Helpdesk Support experience AND a Bachelor's degree.

Is the recruiter just not reading the resume? Or are they really that stupid?

Where can one go when they have over 15 years of IT Helpdesk Support experience?
And what's the maximum someone can make doing this kind of work?

My resume is posted somewhere out there...on one of those (to me) near-useless resume posting/job search sites. The last e-mail I got from a recruiter...was...for....the job of.....CASHIER at Target!

I can't even begin to understand how the recruiter (some bot?) found my resume when it was posted under Graphic Design and clearly (and only) mentions 15-ish years of Design work.
an aye for an eye, the truth is a lie; a fish cannot whistle & neither can I.
Reply
an aye for an eye, the truth is a lie; a fish cannot whistle & neither can I.
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AppleOutsider
AppleInsider › Forums › Other Discussion › AppleOutsider › Did you read the resume?