As we all know, I don’t have internet at home. So, I job hunt through the CareerBuilder app on my iPhone & on the computer when I’m at work. I apply for jobs daily. What kills me is that I have WONDERFUL typing skills. The results of the last typing test I took? 11,800 words per hour. I am good with multi-line telephones. 10 key by touch. I can copy, fax, file stuff. I have 13+ years of customer service experience. I have moderate experience with Word & Excel. So, WHY do I need to have a Bachelor’s degree to get a job doing these same things?????? I’ve been doing this stuff for 10+ years!!!! “Must have Bachelors degree” or “Must have 4 year degree”
For call center jobs… it’s “MUST have a MINIMUM of 6 months experience in a call center environment.” Ok, um, I worked the PBX office in a casino (Hotel, casino, food & beverage – 6 restaurants, & racing office). Not to mention at a staffing service, I just took Call Center typing & Call Center listening tests & scored 95-97% on both. So, Why can’t I get a call center job???? HOW ARE YOU SUPPPOSED TO GET CALL CENTER EXPERIENCE IF THEY *ONLY* HIRE PEOPLE *WITH* EXPERIENCE?!?!?!?! What, do call center people live forever? They must have found the fountain of youth, because if you *MUST* have call center xp to get a call center job that means they are not hiring people without it… So, people with call center xp aren’t kicking the bucket.
I applied for 2 jobs the other day. I’m REALLY hopeful I get hired on at Company A. It’s full time & provides insurance/benefits. I want to follow up with the hiring manager there, however, I have no idea when she will be in. I popped in the day I applied & spoke with the manager of the store. He said he doesn’t do the hiring… Their district managers do that, & she’s in there 2-3 days a week. Company A doesn’t list their phone number, so I can’t call to see when she’ll be in. I wanted to pop in today after I got off of work, however my black shirt is all dirty from pancake batter that I have to mess with every day at work. So, I’m going to have to go home, change & drive all the way back here. *sigh* I hate living in a small, po-dunk, out of the way, 1 horse town. -_-
I just read the website of the other company I applied for… & now I’m not so sure I want to work there. It all depends on the pay. I’d have to work an average of 60 hours per week. & I’d be about 50/50 standing. With my back that’s not good. I mean I’d deal with it as best as I could until I got insurance if the pay was really good… But the more I read the more nervous I get about that job. It’s a good company, but I’m not sure how well I would be able to handle that job. =/