Forum Post: Top Hiring Companies? Guess what? Hiring Managers Have Little to No Authority! Example included...
Posted 3 years ago on Feb. 6, 2012, 12:27 a.m. EST by economicallydiscardedcitizen
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The complete article can be seen at this link. Below is the list and my hastily put together reply to it at apx. 60+ WPM Please, somebody, HIRE and/or TRAIN to HIRE the WILLING and ABLE! I know I am, I've always been a 'scrapper' when times get tough!
"The Top Hiring Employers in America's Biggest Cities
Simply Hired indexes job listings across the web from job boards, newspapers, company career sites and staffing agencies. The company uses a patent-pending de-duplication algorithm and actively monitors job quality to provide a real-time snapshot of all job openings available right now.
Home Depot: 1,180 job openings
WellStar Health System: 1,013 job openings
Northside Hospital: 759 job openings
Pizza Hut: 753 job openings
Emory University: 648 job openings
Staples: 1,250 job openings
Massachusetts General Hospital: 1,048 job openings
Liberty Mutual: 829 job openings
Harvard University: 753 job openings
Kindred Healthcare: 700 job openings
Accenture: 918 job openings
Pizza Hut: 815 job openings
Sears: 696 job openings
HCR Manor Care: 680 job openings
Taco Bell: 613 job openings
Dallas - Fort. Worth, Texas
Texas Health Resources: 1,623 job openings
HCA: 1,219 job openings
Baylor Health Care: 979 job openings
Pizza Hut: 921 job openings
Methodist Health Systems: 704 job openings
Chrysler: 790 job openings
General Motors: 778 job openings
St. John Health System: 773 job openings
Taco Bell: 676 job openings
IBM: 514 job openings
Los Angeles, Calif.
Pizza Hut: 1,496 job openings
Staples: 1,428 job openings
Starbucks: 1,187 job openings
Taco Bell: 1,079 job openings
Providence Health and Services: 797 job openings
Miami – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
HCA: 828 job openings
Miami Dade College: 478 job openings
IBM: 476 job openings
Baptist Health South Florida: 453 job openings
Winn-Dixie: 332 job openings
Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minn.
UnitedHealth Group: 2,898 job openings
Pizza Hut: 603 job openings
IBM: 521 job openings
Fairview Health Services: 479 job openings
Taco Bell: 395 job openings
New York, N.Y.
Staples: 2,174 job openings
Citigroup: 1,253 job openings
Accenture: 1,137 job openings
IBM: 969 job openings
Ernst & Young: 946 job openings
Marten Transport: 994 job openings
Genesis HealthCare: 928 job openings
Staples: 852 job openings
Siemens: 696 job openings
Bayada Nurses: 644 job openings
Providence Health and Services: 580 job openings
Intel: 509 job openings
Oregon Health and Science University: 506 job openings
Safeway: 438 job openings
Gordon Trucking: 314 job openings
Raleigh – Durham, N.C.
WakeMed Health and Hospitals: 1,081 job openings
Duke University: 717 job openings
Pizza Hut: 374 job openings
Fidelity Investments: 251 job openings
Harris Teeter: 250 job openings
San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.
eBay: 1,803 job openings
Cisco Systems: 1,550 job openings
Apple: 1,388 job openings
Sutter Health: 1,033 job openings
HP: 890 job openings
Seattle – Tacoma, Wash.
Amazon: 1,905 job openings
Providence Health and Services: 924 job openings
University of Washington: 914 job openings
Starbucks: 906 job openings
Virginia Mason Medical Center: 788 job openings
Valley Health: 3,833 job openings
Lockheed Martin: 3,630 job openings
CACI International: 1,743 job openings
Inova Health System: 1,628 job openings
ManTech International: 1,208 job openings"...
So, how does it happen that a decent, historically reliable worker, even one that has been self employed remain unemployed? Here's how: I frequently apply for ALL entry level jobs in addition to those more consistent with my skill set. I do all the right things including 'dumbing down' my resume, application, job titles and salaries (no sense in showing a job history with a max of 6 figures in it since that equals an instant 'roundfile' due to 'overqualification' for anything entry level.)
Just 2 weeks ago I struck up yet another in person conversation with a worker behind the counter of 'your friendly neighborhood entry level wage employer' and she was EAGER to encourage me to apply for a floating assistant manager position for 4 of their locations. She told me to go to the company site (which I had applied online before over 2 years ago) and so I updated my contact information and hit the 'submit' button despite there not being a position yet posted there. I then printed out my application, prepared a professional cover letter, a copy of my resume tailored to the skillsets of the type of management position needed and showed up IN PERSON the next day and spoke with the same woman who said she would be so happy to pass this along to the regional hiring manager.
Well, I've done my repetitive 'show up regularly and friendly pester' that ALWAYS landed me a job within a week or two but this DOES NOT WORK in today's economy. 'HIRE ME YESTERDAY' is not applicable and THE PERSONAL TOUCH doesn't work either and I think it has something to do with big national companies such as the type I just described needing an assistant manager disqualifying based on whatever qualifying method they are using through their main/corporate offices-YOUR LOCAL HIRING MANAGERS, IF THEY REQUIRE YOU TO APPLY ONLINE simply HAVE NO HIRING AUTHORITY!
I am only able to 'survive' thanks to being married and my husband has a small Veteran's pension while we both look to work following our displacement starting in 2008 that wiped out my company of 200+ mortgage and real estate agents and husband's work major back injury at local office of education.
PS: I'm also thinking that anyone with background in real estate, finance or mortgage banking is immediately branded with a kind of 'PARIAH STATUS' and will need to continue doing odd jobs and self employed type activities until the economy begins to remotely 'turn around.'
Good luck to everyone, especially those in worse situations than ours. We all really need and want to get back to work YESTERDAY!